Notes from the Day

Crafting Digital Writing

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Crafting a Web-Based Text


Crafting Digital Writing Companion Wiki Page

As you read the three examples in the Hyperlinked Paragraph, consider:
  • 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?

Crafting a Multimedia Book Response

Assessing Students' Digital Writing

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Revising words, sentences, and paragraphs presents a challenge to any writer, from novice to expert. When we add in components of digital writing such as images, audio, and video, the task becomes even more complex. In this session, we will explore how looking closely at students' work can lead us to consider new approaches and opportunities for teaching revision in multimedia environments. Additionally, we will discuss the ways in which theFramework for Success in Postsecondary Writing and the National Writing Project's Domains for Multimodal Writing Assessment can provide new lenses for teaching, revising, and assessing our students' digital writing.





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.




With print reading, what do we know? What are we comfortable with?
With digital, what don't we know? What are we uncomfortable with?


Activities from the Connected Reading Book


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