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North Palos Workshop
May 12-13, 2016
Thoughts about being intentional, deliberate, and creative
Stamina -- balancing craft with the process (how do we help them do it well while also asking them to do it more, or in a certain way)
Deliberate -- it is hard for kids to see the author's purpose when they are reading; they need to have this as a writer, too, and that is hard for them
Time -- being creative takes time (how much time do we have to help them get it to the next level)
Creativity requires purposeful idea generation -- how do we want to convey this idea? How do we help students make the choices?
Additional Thoughts about the MAPS Framework
Authenticity -- we like it! The tech piece does scare me a bit, but...
Control -- allowing students to use the tech in new ways that we don't always understand
Time -- worried about how much time we have, though we know that students do sometimes get a bit bored with what we are doing
Connecting to the standards
Wondering how long something might take
What is the balance that we can strike to help everyone do what we want them to do given different levels of tech skill?
Crafting a Web-Based Text
Crafting Digital Writing Companion Wiki Page
Elements of Author’s Craft and Genre Study
Additional Elements of Author’s Craft in Digital Writing
As you read the three examples in the
Where do each of the links lead to?
How do you think that the student writer chose those links?
Considering the rhetorical situation, why do you think that the student chose the links? What goal is he/she trying to accomplish by using the links?
For you, as a reader, are the links effective? Do they work well with the writer's argument? Why or why not?
Showing a specific reason for why pizza was bad by linking to the nutritional information (data)
The first link didn't necessarily support the idea of what needs to change with school lunch
We can see that pizza is generally not healthy (parents), kids waste fruit (peers)
To show that these types foods are book
Links are more wordy
World cultures, travel
Sharing his own experience
Appreciate your own food
Crafting a Hyperlinked Text Activity
Crafting a Multimedia Book Response
Guiding Student Writers as They Work with Digital Tools
Is it a good book: yes/no?
Show an understanding of the book
Evidence of reading
Pull out some specific examples about the story, characters, plot (more than the book cover)
Quotes from the book
Reading a passage
As a digital writer, I am feeling...
As a digital writer, I am thinking/doing...
Liked the sentence starters
Hard to be creative
Successful x 2
Anxious (need modeling)
Good (working together)
Talking and revising (orally)
Crafting a Video Text
As we watch
What media elements (voice, text, images, video, transitions) does she choose to integrate? For what effect?
To what extent is Katie's argument about teens and alcohol similar to/different from more mainstream arguments?
For you, as a viewer, what is the overall effect of this video-based argument? Is it effective? Why or why not?
Connected Reading: Apps and Approaches for Digital Texts
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As we adopt smartphones and tablets for 1:1 instruction, we need to review our efforts at comprehension instruction for all kinds of digital texts. Based on a survey of over 800 adolescents, we will discuss principles of "Connected Reading" and how we can adapt existing comprehension strategies in digital spaces, as well as explore new opportunities for finding, managing, and reflecting on digital texts.
Connected Reading Wiki
A Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work
With print reading, what do we know? What are we comfortable with?
With digital, what don't we know? What are we uncomfortable with?
Skills related to reading, spelling, alphabetizing
Capturing Our Thinking on
-- what did it demand of us as a reader?
Demanding our attention to click on other elements
What do we read first? Do we look at interactive pieces along the way or at the end?
With all the interactive videos, it gave me more context and I could visualize it better
Additional activities from the book
Who am I as a (digital) reader?
Using RSS to Fuel Your Reading
Google Doc Handout
RSS in Plain English
Feedly Overview on CNET
Popping the Filter Bubble
Google Doc Handout
Google Search Education
Making Decisions During Web-Based Reading
Editable sheet with several of the tasks
Curating Digital Texts
Wikipedia: A “Credible” Source?
(Google Doc Handout)
Crafting Digital Writing Wiki
Equity and Access
Teaching and Learning
Common Sense Media
Digital ID - 21st Century Citizenship
Digital Media and Learning Research Hub
Digital Youth Network
MacArthur Foundation’s Digital
Media and Learning Initiative
Mozilla’s Hive Learning Network
National Writing Project’s “Digital Is”
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"