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Writing with Google Docs: Foster Collaboration & Creation (While Addressing Common Core)

Writing with Google Docs: Foster Collaboration & Creation (While Addressing Common Core)
At ISTE, I had the pleasure of presenting in the Google theatre on Writing with Google Docs. It was a short presentation aimed at demonstrating how educators can use Google Docs to foster writing in its various stages. I wanted to share some of the my slides to inspire other teachers to explore how docs, spreadsheets, forms, drawing and presentation can be used in creative ways to foster writing. Just some general info on Google Docs… Google Documents is a great tool to facilitate collaboration. This is an example of a shared Google Document where a group of students were collaborating on one document to research “Crime and Punishment in Elizabethan England.” Teachers can use Google Docs to facilitate synchronous or asynchronous debates on a topic in preparation for an argument essay. Engage students in effective, focused peer editing using Google Forms. When students evaluate their peers’ writing using rubrics, they begin to think critically about the elements of writing.

Revisualizing Composition: Mapping the Writing Lives of First-Year College Students :: WIDE Research Center, Michigan State University Writing in Digital Environments (WIDE) Research is a research area operating within the context of MATRIX. WIDE’s maintains its historical focus on creating new knowledge about digital communication, and we remain committed to results that have impact via academic literatures and via more public outcomes, such as events, performances, and software. Player not working? There is a known iOS and Android bug or download file. iOS, Safari and some Android environments will not properly prompt you for a password if this video is password protected. If you are having problems with the 'download file' link right-click on the link and choose 'Save As..' or 'Save Link As..' In 2013-2014, WIDE will focus on “unprofessional writing.” As always, WIDE is committed to creating new knowledge, preparing new generations of researchers and leaders, and so impacting the world. Signature and recent projects include: To learn more about WIDE, contact the following WIDE associates for more information:

Monkey Raptor: Google Sites : Embedding Twitter Timeline (updated) This notepad file is for Windows based OS. For Mac users, you can use TextWrangler or Notepad++ - as suggested on the comment below this post. First of all, I wanna say that Google Sites is awesome. But, as you know, Google Sites is very strict about using our own JavaScript and CSS (the web styling), either internal thing or external. Twitter has updated their widget to be more compatible-er on many platforms, so you don't have to do other things than the steps below : Create/grab your Twitter timeline widget code :Sign in to your Twitter AccountGo to the widget creator on Twitter > Create New (if you already have one, just grab the code)Open your notepad, paste the code from Twitter to the notepad.Use this Google Developers Module :Back again to your notepad, copy and paste this Google Developers Module code wrapper : Then click Insert > ... Troubleshooting #3 Troubleshooting #2For Error Message : Quoted - a hint by Claudio, you can see the tips comments below this post : That's about it.

The Naked Writer Project: The Dragon Lords by Silvia Hartmann Please note that the original "Naked Writing" project was completed on November 11th, 2012. You can buy The Dragon Lords by Silvia Hartmann here and from all good book stores, online & off Read "The Making of The Dragon Lords" here. See a Fantasy Fiction Novel Being Written Before Your Eyes! Introduction | Silvia Hartmann | Instructions for Readers | Press-Clippings | Project Details | Media Contact Introduction to Naked Writer Project At 9am, Wednesday 12th September (BST), Silvia Hartmann began writing the first words of her new fantasy fiction novel "The Dragon Lords" and in doing so hopes to become the world's first author to pen a book whilst letting readers see every word being typed. With the rise of eBooks and print-on-demand paperbacks, many authors are now using the web to bypass traditional publishing houses in favour of self-publishing. Silvia Hartmann said, "This is an amazing opportunity for me as an author to push the boundaries of the author/reader relationship. Media Contact

Secrets of Teaching Writing Revealed Gadgets for Google Sites - Google Sites APIs - Google Code At Google, gadgets are HTML and JavaScript applications that can be embedded in web pages and other apps, including Sites. These gadgets offer the ability to include external and dynamic content within your site, such as miniature applications and database-driven lists, incorporated with text and images for a seamless user experience. If you haven't seen gadgets, you may find thumbnails and descriptions for many of them in a central implementation of gadgets, the iGoogle gadget directory: Every Sites page is a potential gadget container. What's more, Sites offers a Data API that may be used in conjunction with gadgets to create powerful applications. That means as a gadget developer you can leverage the Sites API to build engaging tools for other Web developers and their audiences, as well for your own use. When you build a gadget for Sites, it becomes available to millions of active users. Get Started Sites gadget overview Viewing example gadgets <? ?

Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education Overview We have devised an interactive curriculum aimed to support teachers of secondary students (approximately ages 13-17). The curriculum helps educate students on topics like: YouTube’s policies How to report content on YouTube How to protect their privacy online How to be responsible YouTube community members How to be responsible digital citizens We hope that students and educators gain useful skills and a holistic understanding about responsible digital citizenship, not only on YouTube, but in all online activity. Lessons in English Below is a list of lessons, and the recommended flow for delivery. Or you can download the Full Teacher's Guide or the Full Set of Slides in PDF. Lessons in Additional Languages Below is a list of lessons and resources in additional languages beyond English: Learn more To learn more visit the Classroom videos page of this website, where you can find links to information on:

10 Types Of Writing For eLearning When I started counting the types of writing that are potentially required to produce an online course, I was stunned. I realized that one instructional designer can potentially provide the skills of an entire writing department. Not only do we need skills for expository, creative, persuasive and technical writing, but we often write about topics for which we know very little at first. Furthermore, our writing is expected to be motivating while clearly delivering concepts, procedures and facts. Here you’ll find some brief guidelines that focus on each type of writing. 1. They Skim! Requirements for On-screen. 2. Find the Spark. 3. Video is for Showing. 4. Dull and Dry. 5. It’s Good Stuff. Ideally, the problem or goal has an emotional component—there are consequences of making a particular decision. 6. Would Rather Teach Brain Surgery. 7. Rewriting Definitions. 8. It’s Powerful. 9. The Little Things. 10. Defined. How to Improve

Add Facebook Comments to Google Sites - Hypin' & Hatin' 5. Paste the gadget URL into the "Enter the URL for a gadget you want to add" text box. 6. Add your website to the URL to content (required) text box. a Make sure to click "Include a scrollbar when necessary. Click OK The results of these steps can be seen below. Hack College: Use Google Docs to Collaborate on Class Note Taking By Shep McAllister of HackCollege As college students, we survive by collaborating. We work together on group projects, form study groups, and share advice about the toughest professors. So why limit our class notes to what we as individuals are capable of writing down? I've been trying this out for a few weeks now in a couple of my classes (including one with Laura), so read on for a few tips and tricks I've picked up, then try them out yourself! 1. 2. 3.

The Content Imperatives: Tools To Create Gifted Lessons Earlier in this series, you met the eleven dimensions of depth and complexity. Today you’ll be introduced to another set of rigor-increasing, engagement-enhancing thinking tools known as the content imperatives, also developed by Sandra Kaplan. Disclaimer: Naturally, the best place to learn to use these tools is through a training or a book by the creator. Purpose Much like depth and complexity, the content imperatives are thinking tools designed to dig deeper into content. Resources Although less well-known than depth and complexity, there is still some great information on the web to enhance your understanding of the content imperatives. Try It With Popcorn Again, we’ll examine the rather bland topic of popcorn using the content imperatives to add interest and rigor: What are the origins of popcorn? Apply To Your Curriculum What are the parallels between addition and multiplication? Start Differentiating Tomorrow!