Writing Tips

Tips, suggestions based on student questions and papers.

#NaNoWriMo #NaBloPoMo

Yes. I’m applying my creative endeavors to the written word this month. I’m letting the thoughts in my mind have voice.  My students and I are reading Out of My Mind by Susan Draper. We are holding onto the idea…

#write2connect Share

One of the ways my PLN and I #write2connect is to share what we know and what we’ve learned. Here’s an example: Just watched an amazing webinar from PBS Learning Media by Leslie Fisher: You can watch the archives at…

Writing Today #clmooc in the future

Writing. It’s thinking. It’s planning. It’s research. It’s design. It’s everything about being a digital learner, and more for connected learners. If you aren’t sure what that means, visit the National Writing Project’s Digital Is community,  DML’s Connected Learning site,…

#clmooc Writing is Making

  Did you attend the  Writing as Making / Making as Writing event?  List of Hangout Participants Elyse Eidman-Aadahl – National Writing Project Nichole Pinkard – Digital Youth Network Bud Hunt – Colorado State University Writing Project Andrew Sliwinski – DIY.org Jeff Brazil – Digital Media and…

Teachers Write!

Tomorrow, June 4th starts the first day of a writing adventure for teachers and librarians. author Kate Messner and her author colleagues will inspire teachers and librarians to wiggle their wings to tickle the threads of imagination and reach out…

Inspiring Writers

We’ve been on a fantastic journey this year. Part of that journey has truly inspired us: Quad Blogging! We are a team of four schools, with one school taking the lead in posting for the week, and the other classes…

A Blog That’s Magical

What makes an effective blog? What’s the magic that makes readers roll into your words? Of course the effective blog is one that meets the purpose to which you need the information. As a teacher who needs support from beyond…

Welcome !

Wowser! It’s another day! What else could we do today? “What else?” That’s the question to ask, to be curious, to engage more fully in whatever you are doing. And, “What else?” is the question to ask when writing. “What…