As we set off to create writers who write in tandem with the printed world and the digital world there are a few we need to consider.
Throughout the conference, I watched, listened, and played with digital tools and all along I thought about our students and how digital tools have the capability to make all students feel successful. I was in awe of the opportunities digital devices bring to our classrooms.
The last post I wrote was about what students will say leads to their growth as writers. In that post, I mentioned the data system we use to track their progress, … Continue Reading A Data System For Tracking Progress
Watch a video call I had with elementary school students from Julie Johnson’s school about the upcoming Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge.
I almost lost this: It’s not quite a tragedy, since it is something I could have recovered. Granted it wouldn’t have been much fun and I would have been grumbling on … Continue Reading Let this be a reminder to you too!
The first unit of study is coming to a close. The summative assessment is two part. First, students are to create a multimedia presentation (text + image + audio) of … Continue Reading My Life as a Reader.
I met with one of my colleagues after school yesterday to talk-tech with her. We did some URL swapping as well. Here are some of the amazing sites she informed … Continue Reading Tech Tools You Should Know About Too
In my most November 2008 issue of The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, I came across an article by Gloria E. Jacobs, “We Learn What We Do: Developing a … Continue Reading Standard English vs. Texting.
Earlier this week, I posted about the process of determining how to attach grades to chats and discussion forums. Before break, my students divided into two groups and determined the … Continue Reading A Couple “Techy” Rubrics
Since I returned from San Antonio late Monday night, I’ve had two days with my students as I embrace my shifted paradigm of using technology. I really didn’t realize that I … Continue Reading Swarming Thoughts
Last night, Stacey & I put together our first digital story. Although it is quite rough, a bit cheesy, and borderline ridiculous — the benefits far outweigh the potential embarrassing … Continue Reading Reflecting on Digi-Storytelling
The newest Web 2.0 Tool I learned about yesterday at NCTE is called bubbl.us. It’s a brainstorming tool, which I briefly demonstrated, while Ruth taped me using a digital camera, … Continue Reading Online Brainstorming Tool
Every now and then I try out a new technology and really like it. This morning that new technology is NETVIBES. In an instant it allowed me to create a … Continue Reading Netvibes
video visit_2, originally uploaded by happygirl_77. Yesterday was Ball State University’s first virtual author visit of the school year. Sue Price and Betsy Likens(middle school language arts teachers) joined their classes … Continue Reading Virtual Author Visit
The Reading Zone posed some questions (on her blog) about how other teachers use document cameras in the classroom. Since the document camera I was fortunate to have was bestowed … Continue Reading Document Camera
My Stixyboard for Wednesday 9-3-08 Originally uploaded by teachergal I discovered Stixy this past weekend, which is essentially an online bulletin board. The users of Stixy suggest using it in … Continue Reading Stixy: My new favorite tech toy