Articel/blog post on reading novels and the internet.
Writing in Digital Environments: Pedagogies and Theories - hosted by the Red Cedar Writing Project
Writing in Digital Environments 2010 hosted by the Red Cedar Writing Project. Great Resource.
M. Guhlin and D. Brenner's workshop on using digital tools in the writing Workshops. Lots of good stuff here.
Web Resources for the English Classroom Wiki @KarenNemethEdM
Joe wood;s post linking NWP with digital writing, and the book Rewired.
“From an educational perspective, then, the power behind iGeners’ content creation lies not only in their genuinely high levels of motivation and satisfaction in doing so, but also in their interest in making and posting works that involve both their left and right hemispheres. Tapping into these high levels of emotional involvement and taking full advantage of their potential for raising the level of engagement in schoolwork remains the the job of teachers, parents, and school officials.
“By designing thoughtful, curriculum-driven, UGC (user-generated content) projects, students’ eagerness and excitement can be directed toward goal-driven outcomes.”
I also believe multimodal writing also presents an opportunity to help students build other 21st century skills including media literacy, critical thinking, problem solving. On top of that the Summer Institute will just be plain fun and an excellent opportunity to be creative.
Podcasting with Kids Part 1 of 3
Podcasting with Students Intro
21st Century Skills FAQ. Lots of quotes to think about. Writing plays a major role. My question is how to make Traditional English Curriculum with required lit relevant to today's at risk kids.
What are 21st century skills?
➢ 21st Century Skills are the set of skills students need to succeed in learning, work and life in this century.
➢ To ensure success, students need both deep understanding of the major principles and facts in core subjects (such as math, language, arts, science, history, etc.) and also be able to apply this knowledge to important contemporary themes (such as global awareness, financial, health and environmental literacy, etc.) using a variety of skills, such as:
According to John Bransford of the University of Washington Professor of Education and Psychology, and author of How People Learn, the following characteristics are part of how we naturally learn:
Isn’t it much more important to ensure students are capable of doing basic arithmetic and reading before moving to these soft skills?
➢ According to Elena Silva, senior policy analyst at Education Sector, “the best learning happens when students learn core subjects and processes, such as the rules and procedures of arithmetic, at the same time that they learn how to think and solve problems.”
he learning of core subjects is amplified and strengthened by the integration of 21st century skills as these skills:
Teachers are so busy – how do you expect them to incorporate these skills?
➢ The outcome of the “depth vs breadth” decisions will help free up time for the application of skills and for deeper understanding, and as teachers apply effective inquiry, design and project learning methods, they will achieve a better balance of direct instruction and project-oriented methods.
From Miguel Guhlin's blog. HIs reflections on the book Digital Make Over for Writing Lessons.
Of course, kids use other peoples technology. Also kids don't see tecxting and the like as writing so this makes sense to me.