peer editing

The original posting can be viewed here. COLLECTIVE FEEDBACK: 6-WORD MEMOIRS As much as my current English unit is about the connection between the author’s experience and literate work, I am slowly interjecting a discussion of design elements and how we in the 21st century make meaning through varied modalities. In class today, I shared three student examples from last Friday’s 6-Word Memoir...
Originally published on August 21, 2012 at Democratizing Composition. To really flip a classroom, we have to go past the idea that letting kids shuffle the cards we give them somehow disadvantages the house. Instead, we have to trust kids with significant amounts of power and control over their learning across media, and we have to invite them to take up that power as often as they can. Towards...
cover 3.jpg The question of how to use technology in the classroom can often divide a school. Some teachers will embrace what's available to them, designing innovative multimedia projects which use all the gadgets at hand. Others, perhaps as a reaction to the first group, will resolve to do things the way they've always done, at best sending students to the...
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Rationale Computer skills are usually taught in isolation, with the focus being on the computer itself.  This project moves the computer to the background used only as a tool for a larger purpose.  The creation of the stories was the focus.  The skills needed to complete the task take on a more applicable and tangible role, as the students know that final judgement is in the hands of their...