Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing? Collaborating in Class and Online, Years 3-8
Publishing podcasts, writing digital stories with “choose your own adventure” endings, and collaborating with students around the world through wikis, Skype and VoiceThread – Julie D. Ramsay never imagined that she and her year-five students would be forging a new frontier using technology to support writing lessons. In a school system with a prescriptive curriculum that makes originality a constant challenge, Julie could have continued to teach grammar and writing skills in isolation. But when she realised how hungry her students were for “real” writing activities that enabled them to share and learn from their peers all round the country and even the world, she overcame every obstacle that threatened to stunt their creativity and limit their opportunities to communicate in a digital world.
This revised, Australian edition of “Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing?” shows teachers how to weave technology throughout their own curriculum and get students so fired up about writing that they don’t want to stop when the class period ends. Readers will learn how to select appropriate digital tools, guide and involve students in the learning process, and differentiate instruction to meet individual needs. Through Julie’s inspiring stories and lessons, teachers in the intermediate and middle year levels will discover how technology-assisted writing can foster innovation, global communication and creative problem solving – developing responsible, productive digital citizens whose inherent love of learning will travel with them throughout their lifetimes.
This book is the story of one teacher and the very real learning journey she embarked upon with her students. The examples she gives all happened to her and her class as they went on an adventure that changed the way they looked at writing, and technology in the classroom, forever.
|Publish date||2016-05-12 00:00:00|
|Partner Name||Stenhouse Publishers|
|Key Learning Area||English, Technologies|