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Wednesday, May 26

  1. page Moodle edited ... More than just a place to host quizzes and handouts, Moodle can serve as a forum for students …
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    More than just a place to host quizzes and handouts, Moodle can serve as a forum for students to write and respond to each other's writing.
    IDEAS for using in the classroom:
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    and writing.
    Hold

    Hold
    an online
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    appropriate permissions.
    Run

    Run
    a collaborative
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    overall quality.
    Need more ideas for using Moodle to achieve pedagogical goals? See this handy chart!

    Commenting etiquette. You can use this handout about how to give constructive criticism using the Sandwich model:
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Wednesday, February 17

  1. page Blogs edited {edublogs.jpeg} Using Blogs for Digital Writing Blogs, short for "Weblogs," are set-up …
    {edublogs.jpeg} Using Blogs for Digital Writing
    Blogs, short for "Weblogs," are set-up like conventional Web sites, with navigation links, and other standard Web site features. Blogs have one standard characteristic, however: the posting. Blog postings are text entries, similar to a diary or journal, which include a posting date and may include comments by people other than the author, photos, links, or other digital media. Postings are often short and frequently updated. They appear in reverse chronological order and can include archived entries.
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    Edublogs and KidblogsKidblog are tailored
    Edublogs - teacher and student blogs via kwout
    Kidblog.org - Blogs for Teachers and Students via kwout
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  2. page Blogs edited {edublogs.jpeg} Using Blogs for Digital Writing Blogs, short for "Weblogs," are set-up …
    {edublogs.jpeg} Using Blogs for Digital Writing
    Blogs, short for "Weblogs," are set-up like conventional Web sites, with navigation links, and other standard Web site features. Blogs have one standard characteristic, however: the posting. Blog postings are text entries, similar to a diary or journal, which include a posting date and may include comments by people other than the author, photos, links, or other digital media. Postings are often short and frequently updated. They appear in reverse chronological order and can include archived entries.
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    like Edublogs and Kidblogs are tailored
    Edublogs - teacher and student blogs via kwout
    Kidblog.org - Blogs for Teachers and Students via kwout
    TIPS for blogging with students (from http://teacherleaders.typepad.com/the_tempered_radical/2009/11/part-three-teacher-tips-for-blogging-projects.html):
    Consider naming and training student editors. Teachers who are starting classroom blogging projects often enthusiastically jump in with two feet, encouraging classes to churn out dozens of entries, promoting posts with parents and peers, and building new lessons with their blogs in mind. Then, they end up buried by entries that are poorly written or by students who need technical help to get new pieces posted online. Eventually, they begin to question whether the time that they are investing in monitoring student work for quality and in facilitating digital novices is really worth it. Enthusiasm is replaced by exhaustion. That’s why student editors are so important for successful classroom blogging projects. Training a handful—three to five per year—super motivated students to proofread new entries and to support students struggling with technical skills can ensure that teachers don’t suffer from “monitoring burnout.” Over time, you’ll have veteran student editors who take great pride in the blog that your class is producing. Not only will they continue to write for you once they’ve left your class, they’ll serve as competent gatekeepers, polishing entries that aren’t quite ready to be published, monitoring comments that are being posted, and generating enthusiasm for the work that you are doing online.
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    IDEAS for use in the classroom:
    Respond to a reading: Practice good reading strategies and check comprehension by asking students to respond to an assigned reading, reflecting on how it applies to their own experience.
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    is debatable.
    Post a Prompt: Put a biweekly writing prompt up on the blog and have your students respond to it by a certain day. Ask them to also comment on one of their classmates ideas. If you use the approval process before allowing student responses to show, you can skim posts to be sure there is nothing cruel or inappropriate.
    EXAMPLES of student writing blogs:
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Wednesday, February 3

  1. page Other Tools edited ... Edmodo Documentation Wiki / Posting to Edmodo via kwout Inkpop (by HarperCollins) ... publ…
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    Edmodo Documentation Wiki / Posting to Edmodo via kwout
    Inkpop (by HarperCollins)
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    publishing professionals. It includes forums to ask for help/advice, offers a medium for readers to give feedback, and connects the best writers with the publishers.
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    inkpop: The Online Community of Rising Stars in Teen Lit via kwout
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  2. page Other Tools edited ... Think of Edmodo as Facebook for education. You can create a private, ad-free social network fo…
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    Think of Edmodo as Facebook for education. You can create a private, ad-free social network for each class, and they can join discussion groups, respond to polls, and even turn in assignments. Basic accounts are currently free, but there are plans to offer paid subscription versions later.
    Edmodo Documentation Wiki / Posting to Edmodo via kwout
    Inkpop (by HarperCollins)
    Inkpop is an online community created by publisher HarperCollins that connects rising stars in teen lit with talent-spotting readers and publishing professionals.
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    inkpop: The Online Community of Rising Stars in Teen Lit via kwout

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  3. page Other Tools edited {question_marks.jpg} Here are some other possible tools to use for digital writing... Edmodo Soci…
    {question_marks.jpg} Here are some other possible tools to use for digital writing...
    Edmodo Social Network
    Teaching That Sticks: Edmodo: Ning
    Networks
    Think of Edmodo as Facebook
    for Kids!education. You can create a private, ad-free social network for each class, and they can join discussion groups, respond to polls, and even turn in assignments. Basic accounts are currently free, but there are plans to offer paid subscription versions later.
    Edmodo Documentation Wiki / Posting to Edmodo
    via kwout
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  4. page Other Tools edited {question_marks.jpg} Here are some other possible tools to use for digital writing... Edmodo Soc…
    {question_marks.jpg} Here are some other possible tools to use for digital writing...
    Edmodo Social Network
    Teaching That Sticks: Edmodo: Ning for Kids! via kwout

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  5. page home edited ... {DigitalELAlogo.png} Digital Writing Wiki This is your space to learn about digital writing, …
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    {DigitalELAlogo.png} Digital Writing Wiki
    This is your space to learn about digital writing, and to exchange resources, ideas, and lesson plans.
    TOOLS
    Learn about tools
    for digital writing
    by choosing from
    this menu:

    {edublogs.jpeg} BLOGS
    {wikispaces.jpeg} WIKIS
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    {MOODLE.jpeg} MOODLE
    {question_marks.jpg} OTHER TOOLS
    RESOURCES
    Get and share
    resources about
    digital writing
    by choosing from
    this menu:

    {books.jpeg} PROFESSIONAL BOOKS
    {hyperlinks.jpeg} USEFUL LINKS
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