Teaching

The “Roumy Cheese Analogy” for Teaching Writing – Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

As part of her keynote, Dr. Maha Bali invited us to build on Ian M. MacKay’s “Swiss cheese model applied to COVID19 prevention” in order to think about the application to writing pedagogy and the use of these tools as well as about systematic and individual challenges that could hinder our work. A research group …

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Helping Elementary Students As They Use Digital Writing Prompts – Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

In this article in Language Arts, Holly Marich (a professional development coordinator in Nevada) and Troy Hicks (Central Michigan University) suggest ways that elementary school teachers can help students get the most out of word processing tools like spell checker, autocorrection, predictive text, and automatic word processor grammar -Feedback and voice dictation. NOTE: Courtesy and …

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What Are Your Best Practices in Digital Literacy? – Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

What are your digital literacy best practices? If you – or an ELA teacher you know in the K-12 classroom – do an exceptional job and could be interested in an interview in October or November 2021, please fill out the form linked in this post. As we move from ’emergency distance learning’ to a …

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Three Recent Podcasts – Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

Time to listen to Edu! This fall, I was fortunate enough to be invited to three different podcasts sharing my passion for teaching writing with technology. You can find the links here. Photo from podcasting devices by Will Francis on Unsplash This fall, I was lucky enough to be invited to three different podcasts, including …

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Digital Diligence Webinar Recording – Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

Last week I had the honor of presenting “Digital Diligence” as the third in a series of webinars in this year’s Medialog on the Propaganda Project. Learn more about “digital diligence” – an attentive, conscious mindset that helps teachers and students use technology productively, ethically, and responsibly. GDoc handout (“display only”) Last week, I had …

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New Perspectives on Primary Sources – Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

The National Council of Teachers of English, in collaboration with the Library of Congress, invites high school students to apply for a scholarship in the New Perspectives on Primary Sources (NPPS) Project. The application deadline is Wednesday, December 1st, 2021. As one of the project leaders, I am pleased to announce that the National Council …

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“Digitally Writing New Histories” Unit Plans Released – Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

The Digitally Writing New Histories project has been designed according to best practice principles for professional learning as it is timely, research-based and linked to relevant curriculum reforms. We thank the many teachers who created the research-oriented units that are aligned with the C3 framework and use primary sources in a critical and creative way. …

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