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Over the summer, I determined two things for certain that would be different about this school year: 1 My class would have more independence and autonomy  2 My class would be more online  The first goal depends primarily on my attitude toward learning. If I trust that students will pursue the learning that interests them and that they need to accomplish their goals, passions, and dreams, I don't...
Students as Writers: Past For many years, our school district handled writing portfolios this way:  the Kindergarten teacher put a student's best writing into a manila folder with the student's name on it; that folder followed the student from building to building throughout the elementary and middle school years, as each subsequent teacher added one or two of the student's best writing samples...
Last year I started the /Teach wiki and filled it with a bunch of links out to resources, curriculum, descriptions and other useful tidbits of content designed to support the teaching of digital literacies and spread all over the web. The wiki became my own personal dumping ground to save resources authored by the budding Webmaker community. There were lots of different types of things -...
Links to Examples: Multimodal Essay:  example Stories We Tell Page: This Blog:  Here My work with digital writing in my Language Arts classroom began in 2008 as I was working on an independent research project for one of my graduate courses.  In thinking about my next steps as a writing teacher, I became interested in digital literacy.  In my research for this project I came across the "Workforce...
Pro's for (Wiki) Prose: Students who wouldn’t ordinarily share their work felt comfortable sharing. As you read in my first blog journal entry, one of the “lows” of Day 1 was a students asking if she “Had to put her work on there.” I can remember the fear and uncertainty in her eyes as she quietly asked the question. There were many like her—students who just don’t like sharing their stuff. I can...
Experiment Success? So, was my experiment a success? Did implementing a wiki in my classroom increase student authenticity in the task and process of writing? I deferred to my students to find out the answers to these questions. I told them that this project of mine was kind of one of their science experiments; I had a hypothesis of what I thought might happen but that their feedback would tell...
Because wikis are collaborative web sites that provide tools for gathering information, creating content, editing, and sharing digital files, it is a natural platform for inquiry based learning. Using a wiki allows for a continual process of asking questions and active investigation that leads to more questions. Theoretically, there is no final product. This is what may make it unsettling for...
Keywords: inquiry, VoiceThread, wiki
In this Voice Thread, I introduce wikis to my 4th and 5th grade students. I describe the underlying best practices I follow, and I talk about a technology inquiry process I use with my students. I also talk about how wikis were used to improve content area learning. Students discuss the impact wikis had on their learning.
In this wiki, a resource used to support a presentation, Will Richardson, an educator, author and consultant attempts to sketch out his notions of "connective writing." He defines the term thusly: Connective writing is the ability to publish in a variety of media with the intention of connecting and sharing it with others who have an interest (or passion) in the topic. He further expands on the...
Keywords: inquiry, wiki
"The inquiry process is at the heart of all the technology tools I use with my students. This page shows the common sequence I use when introducing students to a new technology." Inquiry Cycle.jpg

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