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Background Through a generous grant from a corporate sponsor, our university was able to purchase 14 iPads with iMovie, young adult literature selections for book circles, and video cameras for a book trailer project with a local middle school. A book trailer is, no surprise here, a trailer for a book in the style of a movie trailer. Search YouTube for your favorite book + "book trailer" or "...
Keywords: multimedia, assessment
Assessment of multimedia composing is a very young discipline. Resources here capture how we might re-refashion our learning expectations and criteria for composing- in both traditional and multimedia settings.
What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century? What does it mean to be a global citizen? And what role might literature play in understanding this world we share?WorldLiterate is a site founded to explore these key questions. WorldLiterate is an open access collection inviting everyone to explore the many worlds of literature. The vast and various journeys captured in world literature have...
Few assessment areas have been honed and refined as much as writing assessment. Not that writing assessment is free from controversy—far from it. But in comparison with other focuses for assessment—say critical thinking or creativity—writing assessment has its share of well-worn procedures, rubrics, designs for scoring, and sense of priorities. But many of these refined processes are challenged...
SorapureKairos.jpg Sorapure, Madeleine. “Between Modes: Assessing Student New Media Compositions.” Kairos 10(2). In a Kairos
 webtext, Madeleine Sorapure suggests that in the assessment of multimodal 
projects we focus on “how students design relations between modes.” Her 
criterion: “productive tension between modes.” She uses metaphor and metonymy
 as headings for...
TTNW-200x293_0.jpg Herrington, Anne, Kevin Hodgson, and Charles Moran, eds. 2009. Teaching the New Writing: Technology, Change, and Assessment in the 21st Century Classroom. New York: Teachers College Press. In this collection, teachers K–13 present specific multimodal composing projects, considering them in light of goals for student learning and challenges of...
In this article posted with permission from the journal Computers and Composition, Kathleen Blake Yancey takes on the question of the assessment of new media compositions.  Beginning with the assumption that “coherence” is a central feature of both print and digital texts, Yancey explores what that means for digital texts, focusing on the kind of relationships that are created among various...
Stacy Johnson-Sorapure.jpg Vincent, John. 2006. “Children Writing: Multimodality and Assessment in the Writing Classroom.” Literacy 40(1): 51-57. In this journal article, John Vincent describes his work with multimodal 
composing in his class of third grade students in Victoria, Australia. As he
 notes, assessment was the difficult piece: there are rubrics for...
Keywords: multimedia, assessment
TroyHicksBook.jpg Hicks, Troy. The Digital Writing Workshop. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2009. Chapter 6: "Enabling Assessment over Time with Digital Writing Tools." As the title suggests, in this book Hicks shows readers how to adapt principles of the writing workshop approach to digital writing. His chapter 6, on assessment, includes formative and summative...
TTNW-200x293-2.jpg   SorapureKairos2.jpg   Stacy Johnson-Sorapure2.jpg   TroyHicksBook2.jpg A set of teacher resources for the assessment of multimedia compositions and projects. Three of these resources address K–12 student populations and two address college-age populations...

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