On this episode of TTT, we are joined by Troy Hicks, author of the new Heinemann title, Crafting Digital Writing Workshop: Composing Texts Across Media and Genres, and Director of the Chippewa River Writing Project at Central Michigan University, as we conclude a two-part series exploring the principles and practices described in the book. For this second episode, we welcome three new teachers to the conversation as they discuss how they approach the craft of digital writing with web-based texts and presentations.
Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University, discusses how to study digital writing through the lens of author’s craft.
Andy Schoenborn, Mt. Pleasant High School, describes how his students employ Prezi for visual arguments.
Erin Klein, Cranbrook Academy, shares several alternative tools students use to present their work.
Beth Nelson, Greenville High School, shows how she has her students create digital essays.
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Resources shared during this episode of TTT:
hickstro: Author’s craft: http://digitalwritingworkshop.wikispaces.com/file/view/CDW%20-%20Author%27s%20Craft.pdf/411467186/CDW%20-%20Author%27s%20Craft.pdf
You can find the examples we are talking about from the book as links on Troy’s wiki:
Andy Schoenborn: http://prezi.com/yexq9tskypqn/macbeth-and-gender-roles-a-feminist-approach/
Andy Schoenborn: Here is my classroom weebly with all the info that I spoke about: http://mphsroom202.weebly.com/unit-3-who-have-i-been-who-am-i-now-who-will-i-become.html
Some more presentation tools from Erin: 20 Terrific Presentation Tech Tools for Kids! http://www.kleinspiration.com/2013/03/20-terrific-presentation-tech-tools-for.html
Sheri42(@grammasheri): Blending nonfiction reading and writing– good article by Tom Newkirk here in ASCD https://literacytcs.wikispaces.com/file/view/How+we+really+comprehend+nonfiction+EL+Mar+
hickstro: Check out this online piece from NYTimes: “Snowfall” hickstro: http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012/snow-fall/
hickstro: http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/2737 hickstro: Titanic Glogster: http://www.glogster.com/chubbs23/hunter/g-6mj86htp4sclfos5hf5uoa0
Andy Schoenborn: An attempt at emulating the “Snowfall” project as a mentor text: http://snowfallsapart.weebly.com/
Andy Schoenborn: Another attempt at emulating the “Snowfall” project for Their Eyes Were Watching God: http://theireyesproject.weebly.com/multimodal-infographic.html
Andy Schoenborn: “Snowfall” project – Assignment overview: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kYoYheB0HcCSYp_W1S71BqEe4sK-RpeTHPKdRE3mXFk/edit
Article 1: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iSqBM4MJ2SjRphhPO2Yj5L6S9v8Z6Fm7sDv6FMhqGWc/edit
Article 2: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VyKk54PkHeZuKvBm6ntExmjNNU6qBroqP6C2o6BDw_U/edit
Deconstructing “Snowfall”: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oX30XV4fiR_Dsgi_7fMEXMb613iL50_VZPubV
Jim Burke’s post on ECNing: http://englishcompanion.ning.com/forum/topics/the-digital-essay
Here are all of Erin’s students’ Titanic projects: http://klein21.weebly.com/the-titanic-web-20.html
hicksro: New Pew Internet Report: The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools: http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Teachers-technology-and-writing.aspx