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Write On! Digital Tools That Engage the Writer

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Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 7/8

Preregistration Required
Explore and create : Deep-dive Creation lab

Presenters

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K-5 Humanities/Technology Teacher
Dr C Owen Roundy Elementary School
@msosbornc
@msosbornc
Mrs. Osborn-Preston is a Google Certified Innovator and a National Board Certified Teacher as an Early Childhood Generalist. She is a proud graduate of the University of Texas with a BA in Dance and a BA in Psychology and she earned a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from UNLV. As an educator for twenty-five years, she has served as a kindergarten teacher, technology teacher, instructional coach, and curriculum coordinator. When she is not teaching students to create and innovate with technology, she coaches teachers to reflect on their professional practice and advance their craft for the benefit of their students.

Session description

Writing is awesome, but how do we convince our students who have grown up in the age of multimedia? Learn how to leverage tools students use for consuming media to motivate them to write and create. Discover digital tools that are so engaging and fun, students will love them.
Grade level: PK-5
Skill level: Beginner

Purpose & objective

Purpose: How might we incorporate innovative digital writing activities to engage the learners of today?

Objective #1
The participant will investigate the importance of providing students with the opportunity to engage in contemporary, multimedia writing activities.

Objective #2
The participant will gain a repertoire of resources and activities to teach writing and have confidence that they can facilitate this learning for students.

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Outline

Agenda
10 mins: Introduction and Framing the Topic
10 mins: Demonstration of Applications and Projects
30 mins: Choice Board: Hands-on Activities with Pixton Comics (On a Scale of Project); Random Emoji Power Paragraph (Eduprotocols); Thin Slides (Eduprotocols); Adobe Spark (Create a Personal Brand); Draw and Tell; Chatterpix Kids; Toontastic
5 mins: Participants will share creations to a Padlet
5 mins: Wrap-up and Reflection; Draw and Tell (Eduprotocol)

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Supporting research

Digital Writing Tools from the Student Perspective (Helene Dahlström)
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10639-018-9844-x
Reimagining Writing Instruction with Digital Tools (KRISTINE E. PYTASH, RICHARD E. FERDIG, ENRICO GANDOLFI, AND RACHEL MATHEWS)
https://www.literacyworldwide.org/blog/literacy-now/2016/07/01/reimagining-writing-instruction-with-digital-tools
The Top 5 Ways to Get Kids Writing (Amy Mayer) https://friedtechnology.com/blog/the-top-5-ways-to-get-students-writing/
Eduprotocols (Jon Corippo and Marlena Hebern)

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Session specifications

Topic:
Storytelling/multimedia
Audience:
Curriculum/district specialists, Library media specialists, Teachers
Attendee devices:
Devices required
Attendee device specification:
Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials:
These are not required but may be helpful.
Tablet/Smartphone: Draw and Tell app; Toontastic app; Chatterpix Kids app;
Laptop: Pixton account; Book Creator account; Wakelet account
Subject area:
Language arts
ISTE Standards:
For Educators:
Designer
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

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