I’m currently teaching a 15 hour class combining writing, field trips and web 2.0 apps to teachers mainly from my school district. Under pressure to come up with a title for the class a few years ago I said to someone on the phone … “Uh … I don’t know … just call it something like, ‘I Want to Integrate Writing, Technology and Field Experiences Into A Crammed Curriculum. How?’ … OK?”
Ummmm … the name hasn’t changed.
One of the pieces I show and have teachers play with and try-out is the “jam-packed-with-every-kind-of-writing-prompt-you-can-think-of …and some you can’t… WritingFix.com (Where the motto is -“WritingFix: Where getting a daily “fix” of writing is more important than fixing your writing”). Corbett Harrison put it together, with a little help from his friends at the Northern Nevada Writing Project (with which I just happen to be a consultant), and now it is getting a much needed face-lift. I hope they keep my one contribution, my: A Day As Your Shoes interactive writing prompt. If you have never checked out this site and you teach writing … you are in for a treat … and so are your students.
So check it out!
Writing can be “messy” learning … and fun too!!!
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