The Digital Writing Process Dr. Carolyn , Unpacking Literacy for Today's Multimodal Society Posted 11/15/2015 7:54AM | Last Commented 11/15/2015 7:54AM Download - Whonix Search engines: YaCy | Qwant | ecosia | MetaGer | peekier | Whonix ™ Wiki Follow: Donate: Share: Twitter | Facebook This is a wiki. Want to improve this page? Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Another Excellent New Google Docs Feature for Teachers March 8, 2016 Google Docs released yesterday another new interesting feature that allows users to download their Google documents in EPUB format. And as you know, EPUB is a file format that you can download and read in different digital devices (smartphones, tablets, computers) and through various apps and e-readers. With this new feature, you will be able to create and share digital content that can be read on a ‘diverse range of screen sizes and devices’. To convert a Google document into EPUB, you simply click on ‘File’, then hover over ‘Download as’ and choose ‘EPUB publication’ as shown in the GIF below.
How To: Create an Interactive E-Book with Google Slides Working in a one-to-one school district, where every student is provided with a device such as an iPad or Chromebook, can be a great opportunity of freedom for teachers and students. The device serves as an efficient tool to create and curate information, as well as, a flexible environment to share content. No longer does an individual need to negotiate with textbook publishers and be locked into the confines of the perception of the authors of a company when it comes to the content and methods that should be used to teach a specific skill or understanding. The digital world allows for educators to create e-books, or electronic versions of a book that may contain interactive elements, that can be produced, shared, and modified quickly and with little expense to a school district.
Igniting Student Writer Voice With Writing Process Strategies A teacher taught a lesson on telling a Six-Word Story. There are websites that provide examples of this writing style. On the surface, the task appears simple, but it's quite challenging when you dig into it. The students seemed intrigued by the idea of composing these stories, until the teacher said with enthusiasm, "Let's get writing."
Strategize: Great Ideas for Library Writing Programs Illustration by Leigh Wells Kelly Menzel is never quite sure what to expect when the teens in her writing club at the North Tonawanda (NY) Public Library participate in a “round robin” writing activity. One time a story about Sherlock Holmes ended up with the fictional sleuth embarking on a date with Shrek along the French Riviera. In due course, however, they pass their notebooks around and add to each other’s sentences, even the boys who originally showed up at the gatherings for the free food are contributing to the final product. “I would give them snacks and tell them they had to write something—it didn’t even have to make sense,” says Menzel, the adult and teen services librarian at the branch, near Buffalo, NY.
Inspire Your Students with These 351 Visual Writing Prompts - Nick's Picks For Educational Technology Make Writing Fun with Visual Writing Prompts Engaging writing prompts are an easy way to make writing fun. Every teacher needs a good collection of prompts, and the three sites below are full of great ones. The old saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words” just might prove helpful in moving students from asking “How many words do we have to write?” MAKING (and writing) a Personal Narrative: Scaling Print Barriers and Building Stamina This week, I had the opportunity to make and write personal narratives with writers and teachers from Fieldstone Middle School in North Rockland, New York. And I thought I’d share that process with you, so that you may iterate on it and share your own ideas and work back with the rest of us. We’ve been talking about narrative writing all month in my Facebook group, Building Better Writers, and I know that at least a few people there are hoping that I’ll share enough of the week behind me to help them begin this work themselves.
'I'm in another world': writing without rules lets kids find their voice, just like professional authors Ask a child why they write and you might receive a common response: the teacher told me to. Kids often lack confidence as writers and find it emotionally draining. The problem might be the classroom and its detachment from what writers do in the real world. Writing exercise: What changes the future? - Scottish Book Trust Every day we cast ourselves into the future, imagining what’s next in our lives. For many of us, the future represents opportunity and gives us hope that we can make positive change for our loved ones, our communities or ourselves. Warm up exercise: word bank At the top of your piece of paper or document, write the words past, present and future in three columns.
Pre-service teachers and creative writing At the Art Gallery of Ballarat, a group of secondary school students, pre-service teachers (PSTs) and English teachers spend two-and-a-half days writing together in order to encourage creativity and improve students’ writing skills. It’s all a part of a program called Artful Writing, which was developed by Amanda McGraw, the Master of Teaching Coordinator at Federation University Australia, with the support of Kate Gorman, education officer at the gallery. The collaboration between the gallery and Federation University Australia saw the first Artful Writing program held in 2018. The program involves 50 students in Year 8 or 9 from five secondary schools in the area, who are split into table groups of 10 (with students they’ve likely not met before) and are joined by one writing mentor (a PST) and one experienced English teacher. Involving pre-service teachers ‘It’s important to involve the PSTs as it is part of their practice as well,’ Gorman says.
Writing needs to be taught and practised. Australian schools are dropping the focus too early The recently released report of the NAPLAN review — commissioned by the New South Wales, Queensland, Victorian and Australian Capital Territory education ministers — found many young people are reaching Year 9 without being able to write properly. The number of students below the national minimum standard is higher in regional and remote areas. The difference in performance between males and females is significant and has been evident each year since 2008. The review says the NAPLAN data indicate writing has not improved since 2011. When we talk about writing, we are not talking about the fine motor skills associated with forming letters or handwriting, gripping a pencil or typing. We are talking about writing to communicate meaning and the role of writing in how young people learn in the curriculum.