Category Archives: writing

Edmodo for Authentic Writing

I’m sold on social networking as a vehicle for students to publish the best of their writing. It is one of my principal sources assessment data now. I catch them at their most eloquent, when they are engaged, and independent. … Continue reading

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Tweeting Class Learning and Life

After a brief Twitter conversation, I decided to cash in all of my Scholastic points on a Nexus Tablet. I’m going to use it in my classroom initially for a classroom Twitter Project. I was reading about classroom Tweeting this … Continue reading

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Writing thoughtfully

In the 3rd term my class was challenged to really worked on writing a paper that developed an idea around one incident with supporting details. Their writing was expected to develop interesting details to explain the problems and solutions they … Continue reading

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Drive On

So many unanticipated issues with switching my student’s writing from Microsoft Word to Google Drive. When the computer lab is unavailable my students have to disperse and work around the school. The versions of Explorer we have installed on most … Continue reading

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George Winnik, Lost in Time

I’m used to the girls in my class churning out long rambling narratives for creative writing. One year a girl wrote a fantasy approaching one hundred pages. Today, one of my fourth grade boys brought his creative writing book to … Continue reading

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