Jim Gee joins this episode of TTT, discussing his book, The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students through Digital Learning. On this episode, we continue the conversation we started on TTT#350 http://edtechtalk.com/node/5197. Enjoy!
Kevin is also the technology liaison with the Western Massachusetts Writing Project umass.edu/wmwp and a co-editor of the book collection Teaching the New Writing: Technology, Change and Assessment in the 21st Century Classroomstore.tcpress.com/ 0807749648.shtml that examines the role of technology in the writing classroom in the age of standardized testing and assessment. Kevin says that he "also dabbles in the world of classroom-based humor" through his Boolean Squared webcomic www.booleansquared.com. In addition to all of these links, go to Digital Is digitalis.nwp.org/users/dogtrax to find a lot examples of his students' work and to see how and why Kevin does what he does in his classroom.
If, like Kevin you're interested to explore visually as well as in text, click away on Kevin's "Clickable Connected Me."
Learn more about Kevin in this webcast, recorded on June 27, 2012.
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In this second episode of a three-part series, our guest-host was Troy Hicks, author of The Digital Writing Workshop, and Director of the Chippewa River Writing Project at Central Michigan University. Troy continued to explore the principles and practices described in the book. For this second episode, we also welcomed four Michigan teachers to the conversation, and they discussed how they teach the craft of digital writing:
Dawn Reed of Okemos High School discusses how students craft audio essays in the form of podcasts
Aram Kabodian of MacDonald Middle School shares his insights on the process of composing digital stories and public service announcements
Sharon Murchie of Bath High School describes how she guides her students through the research process for creating multimedia senior projects
Shannon Powell of Central Montcalm Middle School in Michigan discusses her experiences as a new teacher as she has begun to use digital writing in her classroom, including her recent integration of “SSR with RSS” for a class of reluctant readers
Next, on October 14th, Troy and another group of teachers who are featured in his book will discuss the process of conferring and response to student writers as they create digital texts.
Find out more on Troy's Ning:
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