On this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers, you will learn more about RAW INcK: Reading and Writing in Kentuckiana. Our guests were one site’s student managers, Tyler, along with their teacher, Paul W. Hankins, an English Teacher and Creator of RAW INcK. (Another student-manager of the Ning, Jin joined us in the chat room.) Paul is also a teacher-consultant with the Indiana University Southeast Writing Project and a State Representative to ALAN from Indiana. Listen to find out why we are excited to connect up with RAW INcK, “A Reading and Writing Community Hosted by the Juniors of Silver Creek High School [Indiana]. Now hosting members from all across America! Go INcK!”
Learn about how they set up chat sessions with authors like these:
Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank, Burned, Impulse, Glass, and Identical.
Chris Crutcher. Crutcher’s works include Athletic Shorts, Chinese Handcuffs, Deadline, The Sledding Hill, and King of the Mild Frontier.
Kimberly Willis Holt, author of When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, My Louisiana Sky, and a host of other YA titles.
Click Read more to see a copy of the chat that was happening during the webcast.
Richard Beach, Liz Boesler, and Candance Doerr-Stevens were Paul Allison and Susan Ettenheim's guests on Teachers Teaching Teachers on February 4, 2009. The talked about several projects in which they used blogs, wikis, and a ning to have students role play different characters in debates. We also talked about assessment of these projects.
Elizabeth (“Liz”) Boeser is an English/language arts teacher, Jefferson High School, Bloomington, MN, a teacher featured in Teaching Writing Using Blogs, Wikis, and other Digital Tools who conducted the online role-play activities.
Candance Doerr-Stevens is a former English teacher, and current graduate student at the University of Minnesota. Candance is also a staff member at the Minnesota Writing Project, and she is studying online role-play with Richard.
Want more? Here are several more links about our guests:
EdTechTalk#76 Community Forum @ Edublogosphere Issues, Options, & Norms April 27, 2007
There have been some heated Edublog postings recently (links below) concerning the virtues and pitfalls of different methods for facilitating community development and discussion within the Edublogospere. This is a 'community forum' discussion that addressed some of these questions:
- How can the edublogging community best help educators keep up with the
steady torrent of new educational tools, methods, and resources?
- What are the relative merits of blogging independently vs. being affiliated with a particular social network?
- How do we balance self-promotion and commercial interests with our participation in projects for the common good?
- What, if any, expectations are there for 'professional decorum' in edublogging?