collaboration

      Since the students were going to contribute a piece of writing to the web, we wanted them to investigate the rhetorical purposes and moves behind online documents. So, we created an assignment, that supported by class readings and discussion, asked them to analyze one of eight websites, to identify the intended audience, identify appeals (ethos, pathos, logos) in use, and to discuss the...
This presentation was part of the Teachers Are the Center of Education: Writing, Learning and Leading in the Digital Age briefing held in Washington, DC, on September 30, 2010.  Jennifer Woollven describes how digital tools have helped motivate and engage students in her tenth grade English class.
Screen shot 2010-10-15 at 4.12.26 PM.png Written by Robert Rivera-Amezola, Joe Bellino, C. Lynn Jacobs, and Judy Rance-Rooney for the 2008 TESOL Pre-Conference Institute ELLs as Writers in a Digital Age, "Technology Recipes for English Language Learners" is a how-to guide for teachers who want to incorporate blogging, digital storytelling, and collaboration into...
Even the unstoppable momentum of 21st century literacy has not managed to completely debunk the myth of solitary genius, and the tension between solitary authorship and collaboration remains. In this collection, new voices dialogue in asking how individual perspective should be treated when it exists due to its role in a much larger, ongoing, public conversation.
Keywords: collaboration, wiki
LOL-Cat-Bible.jpg Launched in July 2007, this wiki-based project translated the entire Bible into LOLspeak, or "kitty pidgin English," the slang made popular by the LOLcat Internet phenomenon. The LOLCat Bible Wiki has been accessed more than 2.5 million times. Thousands of people from all over the world made contributions to the translation. Martin Grondin, creator...
When Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and expert on world affairs, commented that students today need to be great collaborators in order to succeed in the global economy (2007), he did not mention the wiki. As a middle school teacher, I share Friedman's belief. And the wiki, an online writing and publishing program, has been my tool of choice in teaching my students to work with others...
This was originally posted on my blog: My Squirrelly View of Education and on the NWP eAnthology 2010. I don’t know about you, but I am continually amazed at our world of instant collaboration and communication. The tool doesn’t seem to matter, be it Twitter, Facebook, or Skype. What matters are the people. Over the last couple of years, online I have had the opportunity to meet hundreds of...
How might web-based word processing applications strengthen opportunities for student expression, collaboration, and writing? In the specific case of creating science fair projects, students and teachers can use web-based Google Docs to generate written work and collaborate. While the uses of web-based word processing applications described here relate to science fair projects specifically, the...
If you're curious about the curriculum for the kind of digital composition that I've been describing, look at the collaborative curriculum section of the Youth Voices site.  And if you're a teacher who'd like to incorporate digital composition into your own teaching, you're welcome to join us! In the past ten years or so, I've incorporated these newer digital literacies into the more traditional...
Guiding Essential Question: How can students from urban and rural communities use an online writing space to connect with others while still keeping the focus on learning? Funded with grant money from the National Writing Project's Technology Initiative, the aim of the Making Connections project was to provide teachers with an opportunity to explore the world of blogging and to bring those tools...

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