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Reinventing Writing:
How Transliteracy and EdTech Tools Create Successful
Student Writing Communities
Vicki A. Davis
Teach...
The Collaborative Writing Cloud 9
Wikis
Collaborative
Writing Apps
Blogs
Social
Bookmarking
Graphic
Organizers
Collaborati...
Poll: Who are you?
A.Teacher
B.Librarian
C.Curriculum
D.Principal
E.Other administrator
Meet Mrs. Adkins: Innovation is not an
AGE, it is a MINDSET
Her secret to
innovating with
kids:
3 folders a
weekend.
years
To get to 50 million subscribers
years
To get to 50 million subscribers
years
To get to 50 million subscribers
years
To get to 50 million subscribers
days
To get to 50 million subscribers
Teacher Question:
How can we keep up in the face
of such rapid change?
15 minutes
2-3 times a week
1. 9 Ways Writing Has Been Reinvented
• Practical things students need to know
• Examples from classrooms
• Recommendation...
1. Specific Steps Building Writing Communities
(Chapter 13)
2. A lot of how-to’s (please use the chat to share
links)
3. T...
John Seely Brown,Visiting Scholar, University of
Southern California
“…you can’t just drop new
innovations into a classroo...
Teacher Question:
Why do we need collaborative
writing? Isn’t plain old writing
good enough?
 Fosters community (Elbow 373)
 Helps see problems from multiple viewpoints (Howard 10)
 Co-authoring impacts the writi...
Teacher Question:
What is “the cloud?”
A LOCATION ON THE INTERNET
WHERE FILES ARE STORED
What is the Cloud?
Reinventing Writing
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has w...
Teacher Question:
But I see a lot of videos, pictures,
and infographics along with writing
on the web, is this part of wri...
STUDENTS MUST BE TRANSLITERATE
“Transliterate: The ability to read, write,
and interact across a range of platforms,
tools...
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
Teacher Question:
How do I make the decision
about the tools I will use?
•Can each student have a distinct
username?
•Does the website track profile data on
the students?
•Can you set it up witho...
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
Teacher Question:
What do literacies do students
need to have relating to
ebooks?
http://tinyurl.com/kindle-notecard
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
Learn More:...
Teacher Question:
What are the most frequently
used ebook readers?
5 Most popular ebook readers
 Kindle
 iBook
 Nook
 Kobo
 Google Play Books
Learn More: Epic Ebook Guide
http://www.co...
Teacher Question:
Where can I find free ebooks
for me and my students?
10 Places to Find, Download &
Read Free or Inexpensive eBooks
Site Link Site Link
Project Gutenberg gutenberg.org
eReaderI...
Teacher Question:
How easy is it to publish ebooks
with students?
Jon Smith @theipodteacher
7 Easy Ways to Publish eBooks
1. Liber.io
 http://liber.io/
 (Write in Google Drive  eBook)
2. Draft
 http://draftin.c...
Teacher Question:
How can I get the notes I take in
my Kindle or iBooks into Microsoft
Word or something else?
Did you know?
 You can export your notes from Kindle or
iBooks into Evernote?
 http://www.coolcatteacher.com/kindle-note...
Teacher Question:
Where can I get all these links in
this presentation?
www.coolcatteacher.com/literacypromise
Teacher Question:
I have a book in one format and
want to convert it to another,
can I do that?
Calibre
 You can convert almost any format of ebook
to another using Calibre?
 See The Epic eBook Guide:
http://www.cool...
Teacher Question:
Can we easily send pdfs or
other files to someone’s Kindle?
2 Easy Ways to get PDF’s onto a
Kindle
1. Students can set up a kindle email
 Put them in a group and email docs to them ...
Teacher Question:
What are some
recommendations to take back
to my librarian?
Reinventing Writing
Recommendation
 Evaluate Amazon Whispernet
 Create a place where you can distribute or
link to free ...
Teacher Question:
How should students be taking
notes today?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
Teacher Question:
How can you find your notes
after you take them?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
Teacher Question:
What are the popular digital
notebook services today?
Popular Notebook Services
1. Evernote
2. One Note
3. Google Keep
4. PAPER! ;-)
Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 4
...
Notes area
Reminders
Search
Shortcuts for frequently
used items
Did you know
you can create
checklists and
store files?
Share your
notetaking
and files
One Note: Only Collaborative
Notebook service
Teacher Question:
Are there times that students
should take notes by hand?
Math and Science by Hand
Teacher Question:
How can I include notes taken by
hand in a digital notebook service
and why would I want to?
How to get hand written notes in:
1) Snap a picture 2) Scan
Why? Retrieval
(Evernote can search handwriting.)
Teacher Question:
What recommendations should
I take back to my school about
digital notetaking?
Reinventing Writing
Recommendation
 Select an official notebook service for your school
 Connect students and teachers
...
Teacher Question:
Is there an easier way to research
for term papers or research
papers?
(And do students really have to
p...
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
Meet the
new
notecard
Hyperlink is part of bookmark
Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 5
See: http://www.coolcatteac...
Features of
the New
Notecard
(Diigo) Annotate Websites: Privately,
To a group or publicly
Group Bookmarks
http://physicsof...
Teacher Question:
How can I learn about Diigo?
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/diigo-social-bookmarking-tutorial/
Teacher Question:
How can my students share
their research in Diigo?
Reinventing Writing
Recommendation
 Set up a bookmarking group for each class
 Set up a “tag dictionary” for common topi...
Teacher Question:
How can I find my files on
multiple devices?
(computers, smartphones,
tablets)
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
Teacher Question:
What are the most popular
cloud sync services?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
Dropbox * Google Drive * One Drive
Teacher Question:
What do students need to
know about syncing to the
cloud?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
Teacher Question:
What if I want to swap cloud
sync services and use a
different one?
Mover.io
You’re not stuck! You can move your files
Teacher Question:
Are there other things you can
do with cloud services besides
save and share files?
Dropbox: Did you know?
 You can connect to your students and share files
 Dropbox is a great way to share videos
 You c...
Google Drive: Did you know?
 You can install Google Drive like a Dropbox
Folder
 You can set up shared class folders
 G...
One Drive: Did you know?
 Integrated with Office and Windows 8 (no need to
install)
 If you don’t buy the service, only ...
Teacher Question:
What should my school do
about cloud syncing?
Reinventing Writing
Recommendation
 Create shared places in the cloud for students
and teachers to move files between dev...
Teacher Question:
How can I have more peer
review in essay writing?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
So much more than the “essay”
- reinventing wo...
Teacher Question:
What are the popular
collaborative essay writing
tools?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
1. Google Drive
2. One Drive (Microsoft Word/
...
Teacher Question:
What do students need to
know about collaborative
writing?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
Teacher Question:
How can I do less proofreading,
grammar checking, and use
technology to help students
write (and make my...
Teacher Question:
How can I coach students in
making writing more concise
and to the point?
Use Hemingway App w/ Grammarly
Teacher Question:
Are there advanced tools I can
use to help students with
mechanics?
Pro Writing Aid
Teacher Question:
How can I help students make
their writing easier to read?
(especially in blogging because
no one is rea...
TIP: Remove Sticky
Sentences
TIP: Add 25% transitions
Teacher Question:
How can I help students who
are slow typists and prefer
writing by hand?
Google Voice Typing
Dragon Dictate
Mac Dication
• Press Fn Fn twice on your Mac
Teacher Question:
How can I give better feedback
both with words and my voice?
Kaizena
Teacher Question:
Are there other tools I can use
with collaborative writing apps
like Google Docs?
Look for Add-ins or Add-Ons
Extra Features in Microsoft Word
 You can call people and live chat them from
inside Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel...
Teacher Question:
Can I get files from Google Docs
to Word or older word
processors?
Zamzar!
 Zamzar.com can convert almost any format?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinve...
Teacher Question:
What recommendations do I
need to bring back to my school
about collaborative writing?
Reinventing Writing
Recommendation
 Set up collaborative writing tools
 Make sure teachers know how to give text
and voi...
Teacher Question:
What about blogging and social
media – how has it changed
writing?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
Teacher Question:
What do students need to
know about blogging?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
Teacher Question:
Can young children blog?
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/classroom-blogging-kathy-cassidy/
http://mscassidysclass.edublogs.org/
Teacher Question:
What if I can’t get comments on
student blogs?
Credit: Sue Waters
Reinventing Writing, Chapter 8
Quadblogging – an authentic audience of peers
Teacher Question:
What kind of writing is Twitter?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
Karen Lirenman
Kathy Cassidy
Building Student Learning Communities
through Twitter
http://j.mp/lirenman-twitter
Using Twit...
Teacher Question:
What if Twitter is blocked or
not allowed in my school?
Did you
know?
http://www.classtools.net/twister/
You can make “Fake Tweets” at Classtools.net
Teacher Question:
What recommendations should
I take back for my school about
blogging and microblogging?
Reinventing Writing
Recommendation
 Set up a blogging platform for your students
 Encourage feedback and connection
 Fi...
Teacher Question:
What if my classroom needs to
have a group website where we
all share and write?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
Teacher Question:
What do students need to
know about wikis?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
Teacher Question:
What does a student wiki
project look like?
Teacher Question:
What content goes on the page
and what content goes in the
discussion on a wiki?
See
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/gamifi-ed-project-update1/
Teacher Question:
What are some popular wiki
websites?
Popular Wiki Websites
1. Wikispaces
2. PBWiki
3. Install Media Wiki
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has wri...
Teacher Question:
Aren’t there other ways
students can build websites
too?
Students can build websites too:
Wix, Weebly and others
Combining Writing with
Technology
Popular Group Website Creators
1. Weebly
2. Wix
3. Webs
4. Google Sites
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has...
Teacher Question:
What are some things most
educators don’t know about
wikis?
Did you know?
 You can set up private projects on wikispaces even if your
overall wiki is public?
 You can have a free a...
Teacher Question:
What are some
recommendations to take back
to my school about wikis?
Reinventing Writing
Recommendation
 Create a collaborative wiki community
 Write common information together with
others...
Teacher Question:
If students are going to write
together, don’t they need to
prewrite together too?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
Teacher Question:
What are some electronic
brainstorming and prewriting
techniques students need to
know?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
Teacher Question:
What are some student
samples of mindmapping?
http://madaboutmattering.wikispaces.com/Self+Harm
Building a school app – the mindmap students made
Teacher Question:
Do you have to mindmap?
Couldn’t you just outline
together?
Did
you
know?
You should preplan what you’ll write before
you start collaborative writing?
Favorite outlining tools:
Hackp...
Teacher Question:
What are some
recommendations for
prewriting and mindmapping
for today’s students?
Did you know?
 You can create a mindmap to organize and embed it or link it
from your document to keep the two connected?...
Reinventing Writing
Recommendation
 Teach Prewriting tools and skills
 Teach Collaborative Prewriting methods
 Don’t fo...
Teacher Question:
How can we create graphics for
online student work? Aren’t
they important parts of modern
writing?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
Teacher Question:
What are commonly used types
of graphics for websites and
online writing?
ReinventingWriting
@coolcatteacher
Part 1: How has writing
been reinvented?
See: Infographics Tools for Kids
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/infographic-tools-for-kids/
See: 7 Ways to Use Canva to Create
Compelling Graphics
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/canva-how-to/
Teacher Question:
Why are graphics so important
in online writing?
Can they be distracting and
stop people from reading?
Readibility tips?
 Captions under images are read 300% more
than body copy
 Headlines placed below an image are read by
...
Teacher Question:
What are some
recommendations for helping
kids get started with graphics?
Recommendation
 Teach students how to create and select
images
 Encourage the use of infographics to tell
stories
 Help...
Teacher Question:
What are the 9 ways writing has
been reinvented?
The Collaborative Writing Cloud 9
Wikis
Collaborative
Writing Apps
Blogs
Social
Bookmarking
Graphic
Organizers
Collaborati...
Teacher Question:
Are there other ways writing
has been reinvented?
Google Forms – A school survey
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom ...
Goes into Spreadsheet
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom Tools
•Bu...
Cool Trick Copy out of spreadsheet into Wordle!
Step 1: Convert Everything to lowercase by pasting into MS Word.
Top Teach...
www.wordle.net
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom Tools
•Building ...
What Westwood Students own
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom Tool...
Wikisource: Copy Text from Famous Speech
http://en.wikisource.org
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom ...
http://www.tagxedo.com/
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom Tools
•...
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom Tools
•Building your PLN
•Stayi...
Top Teaching
•Teaching Helps
•Making Meaning
•Classroom Management
•Finding Cool Classroom Tools
•Building your PLN
•Stayi...
Teacher Question:
What about online safety and
digital literacy?
9 P’s for
Proactive
Knowledge
1. Passwords
2. Privacy
3. Personal Information
4. Photography
5. Property
6. Permissions
7....
Teacher Question:
Are there habits that students
can develop that will make our
class writing community
stronger?
You can build community
CoP: Community of Practice
“Communities of practice are groups
of people who share a concern or a
...
QUESTIONS?
Teacher Question:
Where can I find this
presentation?
How can we connect?
I’m here to help!
 www.coolcatteacher.com
 Twitter @coolcatteacher
 Facebook www.facebook.com/coolcatteacher
 iTunes: ...
Reinventing Writing:
How Transliteracy and EdTech Tools Create Successful
Student Writing Communities
www.coolcatteacher.c...
Reinventing Writing: 9 Ways Writing Has Been Reinvented and How to Use Them in Schools
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Reinventing Writing: 9 Ways Writing Has Been Reinvented and How to Use Them in Schools
Reinventing Writing: 9 Ways Writing Has Been Reinvented and How to Use Them in Schools
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This revised presentation based on the book Reinventing Writing by Vicki Davis helps teachers and educators understand the fundamental changes in writing and how to use them in the classroom. You can improve writing by connecting students, but there are also new things you must add to your curriculum. Created for the Literacy Promise conference in Salt Lake City Utah, March 2016

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Reinventing Writing: 9 Ways Writing Has Been Reinvented and How to Use Them in Schools

  1. 1. Reinventing Writing: How Transliteracy and EdTech Tools Create Successful Student Writing Communities Vicki A. Davis Teacher, IT Director @coolcatteacher www.coolcatteacher.com Author, Reinventing Writing (June 2014) Author, Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds Host, Every Classroom Matters (itunes) 2014 BAMMY Award – Best Education Talk Show Host Coolcatteacher.com/literacypromise
  2. 2. The Collaborative Writing Cloud 9 Wikis Collaborative Writing Apps Blogs Social Bookmarking Graphic Organizers Collaborative Notebooks ePaper Cartooning Cloud Syncing ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  3. 3. Poll: Who are you? A.Teacher B.Librarian C.Curriculum D.Principal E.Other administrator
  4. 4. Meet Mrs. Adkins: Innovation is not an AGE, it is a MINDSET Her secret to innovating with kids: 3 folders a weekend.
  5. 5. years To get to 50 million subscribers
  6. 6. years To get to 50 million subscribers
  7. 7. years To get to 50 million subscribers
  8. 8. years To get to 50 million subscribers
  9. 9. days To get to 50 million subscribers
  10. 10. Teacher Question: How can we keep up in the face of such rapid change?
  11. 11. 15 minutes 2-3 times a week
  12. 12. 1. 9 Ways Writing Has Been Reinvented • Practical things students need to know • Examples from classrooms • Recommendations for each 2. 9 Key P’s for Digital Citizens 3. 20 Questions ReinventingWriting –Vicki Davis http://writinginthecloud.wikispaces.com I’mVicki Davis @coolcatteacher What’s your handle?
  13. 13. 1. Specific Steps Building Writing Communities (Chapter 13) 2. A lot of how-to’s (please use the chat to share links) 3. To dive deeply into the 9 Key P’s for Safety & Success (Chapter 12) 4. To dive deeply into the 20 questions (Chapter 2) We won’t have time for –Vicki Davis http://writinginthecloud.wikispaces.com I’mVicki Davis @coolcatteacher What’s your handle?
  14. 14. John Seely Brown,Visiting Scholar, University of Southern California “…you can’t just drop new innovations into a classroom and hope that the instructor will invent effective ways to use them.To fully utilize a new teaching technology, you often need to invent new teaching practices as well.” Gamifi-ed Project: An Intergenerational Learning Community http://gamifi-ed.wikispaces.com Westwood Students (9th graders) & Masters Students from University of Alaska Southeast & Gamifi-ed MOOC ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  15. 15. Teacher Question: Why do we need collaborative writing? Isn’t plain old writing good enough?
  16. 16.  Fosters community (Elbow 373)  Helps see problems from multiple viewpoints (Howard 10)  Co-authoring impacts the writing of individual authors (Aghbar)  Improves Learning Experiences (wolf 2010)  “Ideal model for constructing, reorganizing and acquiring new information” (Janssen et all 2010)  Global collaboration is essential in today’s workplace (Friedman)  Shorten time required to solve pressing world problems (Tapscott) Benefits of CollaborativeWriting (Why we need writing communities) Hong Kong 2011 Students edit wiki with virtual partners ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  17. 17. Teacher Question: What is “the cloud?”
  18. 18. A LOCATION ON THE INTERNET WHERE FILES ARE STORED What is the Cloud? Reinventing Writing @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  19. 19. Teacher Question: But I see a lot of videos, pictures, and infographics along with writing on the web, is this part of writing literacy now?
  20. 20. STUDENTS MUST BE TRANSLITERATE “Transliterate: The ability to read, write, and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film to digital networks.” Transliteracy Research Group
  21. 21. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  22. 22. Teacher Question: How do I make the decision about the tools I will use?
  23. 23. •Can each student have a distinct username? •Does the website track profile data on the students? •Can you set it up without an email address? •Can I access this site through my school’s filter? •Does this tool meet all policy requirements for my school? User Setup •Can you easily set up a lot of users? •Can you duplicate pages and/or websites easily? Scalability •How easy is it to monitor? •How much control can you have over viewing, editing, and commenting? Management •Does the site allow hyperlinks? Embedding? •Uploading? •What are the capabilities of simultaneous editing? •Can the document be viewed and/or edited on multiple platforms? (like tablets and mobile phones) Interactive features •Does the site have good help files? •Does the site have an active community of educators that is well supported by the company? •If this is a mandated, privately supported tool, what community will be used to support teacher and student work? Community •How private is data shared on the platform? •How secure is data shared on the platform? •What are the intellectual property rights associated with what is shared on the platform? Privacy, Security, and Intellectual Property Rights 20 Questions about Technology Tools Reality CheckWhat am I trying to do? 20 19 18 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 12 11 10 17 16 15 14 13
  24. 24. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  25. 25. Teacher Question: What do literacies do students need to have relating to ebooks?
  26. 26. http://tinyurl.com/kindle-notecard ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Learn More: Chapter 3, Reinventing Writing
  27. 27. Teacher Question: What are the most frequently used ebook readers?
  28. 28. 5 Most popular ebook readers  Kindle  iBook  Nook  Kobo  Google Play Books Learn More: Epic Ebook Guide http://www.coolcatteacher.com/epic-ebook-guide/ ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #1 Reinventing Paper
  29. 29. Teacher Question: Where can I find free ebooks for me and my students?
  30. 30. 10 Places to Find, Download & Read Free or Inexpensive eBooks Site Link Site Link Project Gutenberg gutenberg.org eReaderIQ ereaderiq.com Free Booksy freebooksy.com Book Bub bookbub.com Bookish bookish.com Hundred Zeroes hundredzeroes.com Goodreads goodreads.com What Should I Read Next? whatshouldireadnext.com Which Book openingthebook.com/whichboo k Calibre calibre-ebook.com Learn More: Epic Ebook Guide http://www.coolcatteacher.com/epic-ebook-guide/ ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #1 Reinventing Paper
  31. 31. Teacher Question: How easy is it to publish ebooks with students?
  32. 32. Jon Smith @theipodteacher
  33. 33. 7 Easy Ways to Publish eBooks 1. Liber.io  http://liber.io/  (Write in Google Drive  eBook) 2. Draft  http://draftin.com/ 3. iBooks Author 4. LeanPub  http://leanpub.com/ 5. PowerPoint (It works!) 6. Keynote (Yes you can!) 7. Scrivener Learn more: http://www.coolcatteacher.com/publish-ebooks-free/ ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #1 Reinventing Paper
  34. 34. Teacher Question: How can I get the notes I take in my Kindle or iBooks into Microsoft Word or something else?
  35. 35. Did you know?  You can export your notes from Kindle or iBooks into Evernote?  http://www.coolcatteacher.com/kindle-notes-evernote-export/  http://www.coolcatteacher.com/export-ibooks-notes/ ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #1 Reinventing Paper
  36. 36. Teacher Question: Where can I get all these links in this presentation? www.coolcatteacher.com/literacypromise
  37. 37. Teacher Question: I have a book in one format and want to convert it to another, can I do that?
  38. 38. Calibre  You can convert almost any format of ebook to another using Calibre?  See The Epic eBook Guide: http://www.coolcatteacher.com/epic-ebook-guide/ ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #1 Reinventing Paper
  39. 39. Teacher Question: Can we easily send pdfs or other files to someone’s Kindle?
  40. 40. 2 Easy Ways to get PDF’s onto a Kindle 1. Students can set up a kindle email  Put them in a group and email docs to them (a small charge will be incurred.) 2. You can drag files onto a Kindle by hooking it up to the computer with a cable (it looks just like a thumb drive on the computer) ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #1 Reinventing Paper
  41. 41. Teacher Question: What are some recommendations to take back to my librarian?
  42. 42. Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Evaluate Amazon Whispernet  Create a place where you can distribute or link to free ebook content  Older students set up a profile on kindle.amazon.com  Learn to export notes from books  Make epublishing part of what you do #1 Reinventing Paper Learn More: Chapter 3, Reinventing Writing
  43. 43. Teacher Question: How should students be taking notes today?
  44. 44. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  45. 45. Teacher Question: How can you find your notes after you take them?
  46. 46. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  47. 47. Teacher Question: What are the popular digital notebook services today?
  48. 48. Popular Notebook Services 1. Evernote 2. One Note 3. Google Keep 4. PAPER! ;-) Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 4 ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #2 Reinventing Notetaking
  49. 49. Notes area Reminders Search Shortcuts for frequently used items
  50. 50. Did you know you can create checklists and store files?
  51. 51. Share your notetaking and files
  52. 52. One Note: Only Collaborative Notebook service
  53. 53. Teacher Question: Are there times that students should take notes by hand?
  54. 54. Math and Science by Hand
  55. 55. Teacher Question: How can I include notes taken by hand in a digital notebook service and why would I want to?
  56. 56. How to get hand written notes in: 1) Snap a picture 2) Scan Why? Retrieval (Evernote can search handwriting.)
  57. 57. Teacher Question: What recommendations should I take back to my school about digital notetaking?
  58. 58. Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Select an official notebook service for your school  Connect students and teachers  Share notes  Learn to capture, annotate, and find  See if students can find notes at a later date #2 Reinventing Notetaking Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 4
  59. 59. Teacher Question: Is there an easier way to research for term papers or research papers? (And do students really have to print out a million pages on my printers?)
  60. 60. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  61. 61. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  62. 62. Meet the new notecard Hyperlink is part of bookmark Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 5 See: http://www.coolcatteacher.com/diigo-social-bookmarking-tutorial/
  63. 63. Features of the New Notecard (Diigo) Annotate Websites: Privately, To a group or publicly Group Bookmarks http://physicsofthefuture.wikispaces.com Student efolios Citation Reports
  64. 64. Teacher Question: How can I learn about Diigo?
  65. 65. http://www.coolcatteacher.com/diigo-social-bookmarking-tutorial/
  66. 66. Teacher Question: How can my students share their research in Diigo?
  67. 67. Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Set up a bookmarking group for each class  Set up a “tag dictionary” for common topics for the term  Install the Diigo plug in to add more features to websites #3 Reinventing Notecards Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 5
  68. 68. Teacher Question: How can I find my files on multiple devices? (computers, smartphones, tablets)
  69. 69. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  70. 70. Teacher Question: What are the most popular cloud sync services?
  71. 71. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? Dropbox * Google Drive * One Drive
  72. 72. Teacher Question: What do students need to know about syncing to the cloud?
  73. 73. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  74. 74. Teacher Question: What if I want to swap cloud sync services and use a different one?
  75. 75. Mover.io You’re not stuck! You can move your files
  76. 76. Teacher Question: Are there other things you can do with cloud services besides save and share files?
  77. 77. Dropbox: Did you know?  You can connect to your students and share files  Dropbox is a great way to share videos  You can create a folder people can upload to using dropitto.me  Sortmybox will help you organize and move your dropbox materials  Jotform sends forms straight to Dropbox  Automate Dropbox with IFTTT  You can create a website from a Dropbox Folder using site44  My bookmarks of all the things you can do with Dropbox: https://www.diigo.com/user/coolcatteacher/dropbox ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #5 Reinventing Filing Cabinets
  78. 78. Google Drive: Did you know?  You can install Google Drive like a Dropbox Folder  You can set up shared class folders  Google Drive can link with other services (like wevideo)  See “Becoming a Google Drive Master”  http://j.mp/gdrive-master #5 Reinventing Filing Cabinets
  79. 79. One Drive: Did you know?  Integrated with Office and Windows 8 (no need to install)  If you don’t buy the service, only 3 students can sign up PER DAY behind a firewall (I give it as a home assignment/ school supply)  Free versions of Word/ Excel/ Powerpoint available online with your files if you use it  Replaces the “Jump Drive” more easily than anything else. #5 Reinventing Filing Cabinets
  80. 80. Teacher Question: What should my school do about cloud syncing?
  81. 81. Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Create shared places in the cloud for students and teachers to move files between devices  Educate everyone on how to use them and what they are doing (even if you don’t allow them to use popular services)  Students need places to share video and other files! #5 Reinventing Filing Cabinets Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 6
  82. 82. Teacher Question: How can I have more peer review in essay writing?
  83. 83. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  84. 84. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? So much more than the “essay” - reinventing wordprocessors
  85. 85. Teacher Question: What are the popular collaborative essay writing tools?
  86. 86. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? 1. Google Drive 2. One Drive (Microsoft Word/ Office 365) 3. Etherpad (for server installation)
  87. 87. Teacher Question: What do students need to know about collaborative writing?
  88. 88. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  89. 89. Teacher Question: How can I do less proofreading, grammar checking, and use technology to help students write (and make my job easier?)
  90. 90. Teacher Question: How can I coach students in making writing more concise and to the point?
  91. 91. Use Hemingway App w/ Grammarly
  92. 92. Teacher Question: Are there advanced tools I can use to help students with mechanics?
  93. 93. Pro Writing Aid
  94. 94. Teacher Question: How can I help students make their writing easier to read? (especially in blogging because no one is reading their work!)
  95. 95. TIP: Remove Sticky Sentences
  96. 96. TIP: Add 25% transitions
  97. 97. Teacher Question: How can I help students who are slow typists and prefer writing by hand?
  98. 98. Google Voice Typing
  99. 99. Dragon Dictate
  100. 100. Mac Dication • Press Fn Fn twice on your Mac
  101. 101. Teacher Question: How can I give better feedback both with words and my voice?
  102. 102. Kaizena
  103. 103. Teacher Question: Are there other tools I can use with collaborative writing apps like Google Docs?
  104. 104. Look for Add-ins or Add-Ons
  105. 105. Extra Features in Microsoft Word  You can call people and live chat them from inside Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel in Office 365?  You can live edit Microsoft Word now?  You can get Microsoft Office on the iPad now?  Microsoft Office has Add Ons too?  http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/store/ ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #5 Reinventing Word Processors
  106. 106. Teacher Question: Can I get files from Google Docs to Word or older word processors?
  107. 107. Zamzar!  Zamzar.com can convert almost any format? ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #5 Reinventing Word Processors
  108. 108. Teacher Question: What recommendations do I need to bring back to my school about collaborative writing?
  109. 109. Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Set up collaborative writing tools  Make sure teachers know how to give text and voice feedback  Empower peer feedback  Train and connect everyone!  Teach students (and teachers) to convert files of all types #5 Reinventing Word Processors Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 7
  110. 110. Teacher Question: What about blogging and social media – how has it changed writing?
  111. 111. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  112. 112. Teacher Question: What do students need to know about blogging?
  113. 113. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  114. 114. Teacher Question: Can young children blog?
  115. 115. http://www.coolcatteacher.com/classroom-blogging-kathy-cassidy/
  116. 116. http://mscassidysclass.edublogs.org/
  117. 117. Teacher Question: What if I can’t get comments on student blogs?
  118. 118. Credit: Sue Waters Reinventing Writing, Chapter 8
  119. 119. Quadblogging – an authentic audience of peers
  120. 120. Teacher Question: What kind of writing is Twitter?
  121. 121. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  122. 122. Karen Lirenman Kathy Cassidy Building Student Learning Communities through Twitter http://j.mp/lirenman-twitter Using Twitter in a Primary Classroom http://j.mp/primary-twitter Class Twitter Accounts Open Doors
  123. 123. Teacher Question: What if Twitter is blocked or not allowed in my school?
  124. 124. Did you know? http://www.classtools.net/twister/ You can make “Fake Tweets” at Classtools.net
  125. 125. Teacher Question: What recommendations should I take back for my school about blogging and microblogging?
  126. 126. Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Set up a blogging platform for your students  Encourage feedback and connection  Find a Quadblogging Group for every classroom in your school  Use microblogging to communicate and connect with the world  Give your classroom a public platform to share and connect #6 Reinventing Journals & Reports Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 8
  127. 127. Teacher Question: What if my classroom needs to have a group website where we all share and write?
  128. 128. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  129. 129. Teacher Question: What do students need to know about wikis?
  130. 130. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  131. 131. Teacher Question: What does a student wiki project look like?
  132. 132. Teacher Question: What content goes on the page and what content goes in the discussion on a wiki?
  133. 133. See http://www.coolcatteacher.com/gamifi-ed-project-update1/
  134. 134. Teacher Question: What are some popular wiki websites?
  135. 135. Popular Wiki Websites 1. Wikispaces 2. PBWiki 3. Install Media Wiki ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #7 Reinventing Group Reports
  136. 136. Teacher Question: Aren’t there other ways students can build websites too?
  137. 137. Students can build websites too: Wix, Weebly and others
  138. 138. Combining Writing with Technology
  139. 139. Popular Group Website Creators 1. Weebly 2. Wix 3. Webs 4. Google Sites ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #7 Reinventing Group Reports
  140. 140. Teacher Question: What are some things most educators don’t know about wikis?
  141. 141. Did you know?  You can set up private projects on wikispaces even if your overall wiki is public?  You can have a free ad-free site if you’re a K12 educator  See my classroom wiki at http://westwood.wikispaces.com  You can comment in-line like Google Drive?  You can use Wikispaces classroom to monitor engagement live? ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #7 Reinventing Group Reports
  142. 142. Teacher Question: What are some recommendations to take back to my school about wikis?
  143. 143. Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Create a collaborative wiki community  Write common information together with others with a different worldview  Learn to write collaboratively  Multi age  Intergenerational  Within your district  Create a platform for student efolios #7 Reinventing Group Reports Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 9
  144. 144. Teacher Question: If students are going to write together, don’t they need to prewrite together too?
  145. 145. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  146. 146. Teacher Question: What are some electronic brainstorming and prewriting techniques students need to know?
  147. 147. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  148. 148. Teacher Question: What are some student samples of mindmapping?
  149. 149. http://madaboutmattering.wikispaces.com/Self+Harm
  150. 150. Building a school app – the mindmap students made
  151. 151. Teacher Question: Do you have to mindmap? Couldn’t you just outline together?
  152. 152. Did you know? You should preplan what you’ll write before you start collaborative writing? Favorite outlining tools: Hackpad, Google Drive, Etherpad, Office 365
  153. 153. Teacher Question: What are some recommendations for prewriting and mindmapping for today’s students?
  154. 154. Did you know?  You can create a mindmap to organize and embed it or link it from your document to keep the two connected?  Live chats with documents usually aren’t saved, so you want to have people use comments instead to include collaborative partners  Partners should know how to find past conversations and revisions  If you want to collaboratively write – it starts with collaborative prewriting ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented? #8 Reinventing Prewriting
  155. 155. Reinventing Writing Recommendation  Teach Prewriting tools and skills  Teach Collaborative Prewriting methods  Don’t forget prewriting  Embed prewriting documents in the final document  Include asynchronous partners in your communications. #8 Reinventing Prewriting Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 10
  156. 156. Teacher Question: How can we create graphics for online student work? Aren’t they important parts of modern writing?
  157. 157. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  158. 158. Teacher Question: What are commonly used types of graphics for websites and online writing?
  159. 159. ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  160. 160. See: Infographics Tools for Kids http://www.coolcatteacher.com/infographic-tools-for-kids/
  161. 161. See: 7 Ways to Use Canva to Create Compelling Graphics http://www.coolcatteacher.com/canva-how-to/
  162. 162. Teacher Question: Why are graphics so important in online writing? Can they be distracting and stop people from reading?
  163. 163. Readibility tips?  Captions under images are read 300% more than body copy  Headlines placed below an image are read by 10% more people than headlines above  Never break the left margin  Images should either have: story appeal or demonstrate something  See: http://blog.kissmetrics.com/shocking-truth-about-graphics/ #9 Reinventing Illustrations
  164. 164. Teacher Question: What are some recommendations for helping kids get started with graphics?
  165. 165. Recommendation  Teach students how to create and select images  Encourage the use of infographics to tell stories  Help students visually organize their efolios  Follow and teach guidelines to promote readability #9 Reinventing Illustrations Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 11
  166. 166. Teacher Question: What are the 9 ways writing has been reinvented?
  167. 167. The Collaborative Writing Cloud 9 Wikis Collaborative Writing Apps Blogs Social Bookmarking Graphic Organizers Collaborative Notebooks ePaper Cartooning Cloud Syncing ReinventingWriting @coolcatteacher Part 1: How has writing been reinvented?
  168. 168. Teacher Question: Are there other ways writing has been reinvented?
  169. 169. Google Forms – A school survey Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  170. 170. Goes into Spreadsheet Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  171. 171. Cool Trick Copy out of spreadsheet into Wordle! Step 1: Convert Everything to lowercase by pasting into MS Word. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  172. 172. www.wordle.net Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  173. 173. What Westwood Students own Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  174. 174. Wikisource: Copy Text from Famous Speech http://en.wikisource.org Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  175. 175. http://www.tagxedo.com/ Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  176. 176. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  177. 177. Top Teaching •Teaching Helps •Making Meaning •Classroom Management •Finding Cool Classroom Tools •Building your PLN •Staying positive
  178. 178. Teacher Question: What about online safety and digital literacy?
  179. 179. 9 P’s for Proactive Knowledge 1. Passwords 2. Privacy 3. Personal Information 4. Photography 5. Property 6. Permissions 7. Protection 8. Professionalism 9. Permanence Adapted from Reinventing Writing by Vicki Davis
  180. 180. Teacher Question: Are there habits that students can develop that will make our class writing community stronger?
  181. 181. You can build community CoP: Community of Practice “Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” Ettienne Wegner, Communities of Practice: A Brief Introduction, 2012. Reinventing Writing Learn More: Reinventing Writing: Chapter 13
  182. 182. QUESTIONS?
  183. 183. Teacher Question: Where can I find this presentation? How can we connect?
  184. 184. I’m here to help!  www.coolcatteacher.com  Twitter @coolcatteacher  Facebook www.facebook.com/coolcatteacher  iTunes: Every Classroom Matters  This PRESENTATION:  www.coolcatteacher.com/literacypromise Let’s connect!
  185. 185. Reinventing Writing: How Transliteracy and EdTech Tools Create Successful Student Writing Communities www.coolcatteacher.com/literacypromise Vicki A. Davis Teacher, IT Director @coolcatteacher www.coolcatteacher.com Author, Reinventing Writing (June 2014) Author, Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds Host, Every Classroom Matters (itunes) 2014 BAMMY Award – Best Education Talk Show Host

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