Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday Salon - Digital Writing Matters & Sunday Funnies

 Sunday Salon - Another laid back day of cleaning, mopping and vacuuming.  Days like this I wish I had a house elf.  (Notice the cleverly inserted Harry Potter allusion!)

Books for teachers - As a teacher and a curriculum expert, I recognize the need to engage students in authentic instruction creating products that are relevant.  I could quote many experts, but the bottom line is that to really teach students to learn to think and problem solve, we have to make sure we engage them in their learning.

Over the past two weeks I've been reading the book, Because Digital Writing Matters. (produced by the National Writing Project)  This book focuses on the need to include digital writing, like blogs, social networking, wikis and discussion boards, in the classroom.  Too often the teacher relies on pen and paper to asses something that the student could have created in a digital format. 

This is a great book, based on the current educational theory.  I always suggest any book published through the National Writing Project, but if you like to include writing in your classroom, then check out varied ways to add digital writing.

If you are interested in looking at excerpts from the book, check out this link from Amazon.

Because Digital Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Online and Multimedia Environments (National Writing Project)

Sunday Funnies -
Today's Sunday Funnies if for my Science Teacher friends!  You guys rock!!!
From LOLCatz
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