Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Margi's Quote - "We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection."   Anais Nin

TMT - Screen - Cast - o - matic, Wordle, Printfriendly

*Ways to Use Wordle - note taking, good-bye to a student that is leaving, writing self-assessment, community building activity, predicting activity before reading a class book

For tomorrow - come with ideas about your final project, portfolios will be shared in a quiet manner, everyone will share one piece from their portfolio

Digital Writing - graphics, words, connection to world, blogs, tweet (secret language), texting (speech?), blogs, facebook, ibooks, ebooks, multi genre writing (one topic with different genres - each piece is moving a story forward)

*allowing students to write in different ways, the skills are still there
*teach the writing, teach the technology, lesson development still there
*different avenues for writing
*still using tried and true methods
*make writing public

*we need to meet students where they are
*needs to be culturally relevant
*the landscape of where students are writing is the digital landscape
*students writing more than ever, now

*as a teacher, what is the objective of lesson - tech based helpful or not?
*offer digital writing as a choice

*using technology in the classroom has different levels - more depth as time goes on - SAMR - "Swimming Pool" - Substitution, Augmentation, modification, redefinition

*personal and craft piece - both - building a writing community in the classroom - how to do that? we want them to put their work out there and make it public.

*Quiet Classroom - write, share, comment - everyone has a chance to share - introverts and extroverts

*Today's Meet - a running record  - literature writing, assign writing and then they can write right away. They can record their thinking right off and share later. CONVERSATION between kids, teacher
*Choose a room name, time, who can join?
*can ask a question - start off with responses
*writing lessons can be embedded
*write in full letters, rather than as texting

Socrative - quizzing platform
*can be used with DOL, exit tix, t/f quizzes, multiple choice quizzes, short answer quizzes.

Example of using Socrative - "Write the best alliterative sentence." Have everyone vote. Pick a mentor sentence together.

*can use at the beginning - help students to learn structure and refine it, practice

Beth Holland - writing 1.0 - paper  - story web, conferencing, write, peer edit, draft, etc.
writing 2.0- the same teaching points as 1.0, but now using technology to make the writing transparent, more public, gets more people involved in the writing process, can give a purposeful authentic audience

Thinglink - allows you to take a picture and create related buttons/links.

**Technology allows students to use the traditional writing process, but to make their thinking multidimensional. It also gives them the opportunity to share their work with the world and to engage in coversation about their work and the work of others. For the reader, it can make topics more engaging. It allows both the creator and receivor to engage in multiple learning styles.

1 comment:

  1. I took a lot away from Tim's presentation and loved delving into some hands on ways to incorporate digital writing into our classrooms, but two things really stuck with me. The first was the quote that went along with the swimming pool analogy: "Teaching and learning with technology always happens in this pool. You have to be comfortable wading in the shallow end (substitution and augmentation) before you pass the safety rope and venture into the deep end (modification and redefinition)." Some teachers, including myself, are so afraid of falling in the deep end before we are ready, we stay out of the pool altogether! Tim reminded me that it's ok to stay in the shallow end until you get used to the tools and then swim out to the deep end.

    The second take away I got was to start a lesson with a quiet reflection instead of brainstorming as a group. This gives the more quiet students time to get their thoughts out instead of thinking in the direction the more boisterous students may be heading.