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Dennis OConnor

Report Spotlights Revolutionary Use of Technology in Teaching Writing - National Writin... - 10 views

  • New York, June 10, 2010 – "If school is supposed to help us in the rest of the world, shouldn't school look like what's going on in the rest of the world?" asks 10th-grade teacher Paige Cole, one of nine classroom teachers profiled in Writing, Learning and Leading in the Digital Age (PDF), a College Board–National Writing Project (NWP)–Phi Delta Kappa International (PDKI) report released today on the state of technology resources in the classroom.
Katie Anderson

Education Week: NAEP Writing Exams Going Digital in 2011 - 6 views

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    NAEP writing tests are moving toward digitalization. An Ed Week report. Question: what does this mean for how teachers will teach writing? 
meenoo rami

Google Docs - Digital Inspiration - 11 views

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    google docs resources
Katie Anderson

Monitor: The net generation, unplugged | The Economist - 6 views

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    Questions raised: Who actually makes up the population of digital natives? What do we really know about them? What are their behaviors actually demonstrating online?
Dennis OConnor

10 Digital Writing Opportunities You Probably Know and 10 You Probably Don't | edte.ch - 13 views

  • It was a meeting all about ideas (my favourite) and we discussed the best ways that technology could support the process of writing and drive the eventual outcomes. In this post I have included a list of 10 literacy/writing tools or outcomes that, in my opinion, teachers should currently be aware of. Many of them are basic yet still powerful tools in the classroom that support children’s writing. They are in no particular order.
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    "It was a meeting all about ideas (my favourite) and we discussed the best ways that technology could support the process of writing and drive the eventual outcomes. In this post I have included a list of 10 literacy/writing tools or outcomes that, in my opinion, teachers should currently be aware of. Many of them are basic yet still powerful tools in the classroom that support children's writing. They are in no particular order."
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    "...10 alternative tools that either offer a different perspective on digital writing or are a little known tool, that may have huge potential in the classroom. Not everything is free nor is it online - but the list will hopefully provide food for thought when you are looking at your next non-fiction or narrative unit with your class."
andrew bendelow

The Tempered Radical: New Slide: Digital Storytelling - 5 views

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    "Storytelling is changing" Has today's English teacher? Bill Ferriter always has good info.
Dennis OConnor

Storybird - Collaborative storytelling - 11 views

  • Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print. Read them like books, play them like games, and send them like greeting cards. They’re curiously fun.
Clifford Baker

Documenting the Digital Generation | Ecology of Education - 0 views

  • offers a wealth of videos which will be relevant to anyone who wants to better understand the new media literacies, participatory culture, and young people’s online lives, themes which recur here with great frequency.
  • First, the site brings together substantive conversations with what they are calling “Big Thinkers.”
  • Second, the website offers some vivid and engaging portraits of typical American teens and their relationship to new media technologies and practices.
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  • new media in terms of its opportunities
  • Young people’s lives are shown to be conducted across and through a range of different media platforms, rather than, say, identifying one kid as a gamer or another as a social networker. The technologies are shown as supporting a range of different social roles and relationships rather than necessarily directing young people to develop in predetermined directions.
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