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TTT#357 Crafting Digital Writing with Web Based Texts w/ Troy Hicks, Andy Schoenborn, Erin Klein, and Beth Nelson 7.17.13


61:33 minutes (42.26 MB)

On this episode of TTT, we are joined by Troy Hicks, author of the new Heinemann title, Crafting Digital Writing Workshop: Composing Texts Across Media and Genres, and Director of the Chippewa River Writing Project at Central Michigan University, as we conclude a two-part series exploring the principles and practices described in the book. For this second episode, we welcome three new teachers to the conversation as they discuss how they approach the craft of digital writing with web-based texts and presentations.

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Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University, discusses how to study digital writing through the lens of author’s craft.

Andy Schoenborn, Mt. Pleasant High School, describes how his students employ Prezi for visual arguments.

Erin Klein, Cranbrook Academy, shares several alternative tools students use to present their work.

Beth Nelson, Greenville High School, shows how she has her students create digital essays.


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and to find many links to the resources shared during this episode of TTT.


TTT#356 Crafting Digital Writing with Audio and Video w/ Troy Hicks, Lindsay Stoetzel, Elana Waugh, Dawn Reed, and more 7.10.13


63:26 minutes (43.55 MB)

On this episode of TTT, we are joined by Troy Hicks, author of the new Heinemann book, Crafting Digital Writing Workshop: Composing Texts Across Media and Genres, and three of the teachers who Troy features in the book.

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Troy Hicks is the Director of the Chippewa River Writing Project at Central Michigan University and this is the first of a two-part series exploring the principles and practices described in his new book.
https://twitter.com/hickstro
http://hickstro.org/

For this first episode, we welcome three teachers from the book to describe how they approach the craft of digital writing with audio, video, and other multimedia tools.

Elana Waugh, Bath Elementary School, explains how her students used mixed media to create a digital book project.
http://ewaugh.edublogs.org/

Lindsay Stoetzel, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, describes how she used podcasts with her middle school students.
http://digitalwritingworkshop.wikispaces.com/Crafting_Digital_Writing

Dawn Reed, Okemos High School, discusses the ways that her students use digital video to construct arguments.


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TTT#355 What education stories need to be told? with Karen Fasimpaur, Jim Nordlinger, and Marina Lombardo (Youth Voices) 7.3.13


63:09 minutes (43.36 MB)

On this episode of TTT, @kfasimpaur @JimNordlinger @paulallison @monk51295 and Marina Lombardo consider what video or videos might come from the Youth Voics Summer Program.

This is a planning-in-public episode on Teachers Teaching Teachers, which we held less than a week before we launched into the three-week Youth Voices program this July, which was the New York City Writing Project's participation in the Summer of Making and Connecting and part of the National Writing Project's Educator Innovator.

The week before this episode of TTT, with my colleagues in the New York City Writing Project, Grace Raffaele, Jim Nordlinger, Noah Gordon, and Aliyah Hayes, we had been individually meeting 13 high school students were joined by five teachers for a three-week summer program focused on http://youthvoices.net/grid and http://youthvoices.net/play

What an exciting group of youths we were lucky enough to gather for this program! And thank you to all of our supporters who contributed to make this possible!

On this episode of TTT, Jim Nordlinger our video production lead and Karen Fasimpaur (who joined us in the third week) and I continue an ongoning conversations we've been having about the story we want to tell with a video that Jim has been shooting about the deep learning students and teachers do together on Youth Voices. Even as I type these notes for the podcast (from my one-week vacation in mid-August) Jim is working to finish editing the many, many hours of video that he captured during our work together in July. Reviewing this episode of TTT and seeing your comments should at least inspire Jim, and might also suggest an angle that he had forgotten.

From the intake interviews in the last week of June (and even before in a teacher's classroom) to the final exhibition on July 25th Jim has been pointing his camera at our interactions. On this episode of TTT we be talk about what story we want to tell with this video project.

Please take the time to listen to this podcast, then we would love for you to add any insights you might have about what audience we should be aiming to connect with (the average civilian?) and what message we want to convey about the way teachers and students can work together in an online learning space built on National Writing Project values and beliefs.

Enjoy this episode of TTT, as we make transparent our planning process. We would love to have you challenge us and support us, to make us re-think and to be inspired as well.


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Designers for Learning Webcast 9


42:14 minutes (38.67 MB)

Holly Groder and Kaye Rabel joined Jennifer Maddrell this week on the Designers for Learning webcast at EdTechTalk.com. Holly and Kaye are graduate students in the Instructional Design and Technology program at Old Dominion University. Both recently completed pro bono projects with clients in a Consulting Skills for Instructional Designers course. They discussed their experiences working with real clients in authentic applied learning projects conducted outside the safe haven of the classroom. Based on their experiences, as well as their perspectives as instructional designers, they contemplated how similar service-learning projects could support students in online or blended courses.

Find out more about the Designers for Learning project at http://designersforlearning.org/ or contact Jennifer Maddrell on Twitter @jenm with questions or comments.


TTT#354 Birmingham Brave New Voices/Real Life Poets w/Beth Sanders, Al Elliott, John Taylor, Chaniya O'Bey, Chase, Ebony, Justin


59:58 minutes (41.17 MB)

On this episode of TTT, enjoy @MsSandersTHS @ellication @reallifepoets Chaniya O'Bey and three youths, Chase, Ebony, and Justin from the Birmingham Brave New Voices and Real Life Poets.

Young Alabama poets competing... for Brave New Voices festival in Chicago

http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2013/06/young_alabama_poets_co...

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Birmingham poets age 13-20 have a chance to participate in Brave New Voices 2013, a festival that will be held in Chicago in August. BNV is a network of more than 70 organizations that hosts a HBO series that "captures teenager picking up the pen and taking hold of the microphone with passion, intelligence, creativity, honesty and power," according to the BNV web site.

We celebrate poetry with young poets from Birmingham, Alabama on this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers.

Along with the youths, we are joined by:

Beth Sanders @MsSandersTHS
Educator working on making a ruckus. Social justice, technology equality, educational equity for everyone. Youth Converts Culture Co-Founder. ADE Class of 2013.
Birmingham, Alabama

Al Elliott @ellication
Dad. Educator. Learner. Currently serving as a 5th Grade Teacher + Green Valley Elementary | Hoover City Schools | Real Life Poets, Inc. [Board Member]

John Paul Taylor @reallifepoets and Chaniya O'Bey
The Real Life Poets Inc. is a 501 c3 non-profit community service organization that uses and encourages communication using spoken word poetry and the arts.
Birmingham, Alabama http://reallifepoets.org

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