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==Unit Intro==
 
==Unit Intro==
First and foremost, I just want to say thank you for entering my mini-course. Your very presence here indicates you are interested in improving your planning practices. Your current and/or future students will thank you!
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In this first unit, you will be invited to dip your toes into the world of digital writing.  You will explore examples of digital texts, learning about the varied forms they can take and purposes they can serve.  You will hopefully start to build an appreciation for the artistry and sophistication of digital writing.
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'''Lesson 1''' will offer definitions of digital writing and examples of common digital writing genres. It will begin to show you the important role of multimedia in creating digital texts.
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'''Lesson 2''' will highlight some key differences between traditional and digital writing, including new elements of authors' craft present in digital texts.  You will see how one high school teacher is transforming narrative, information, and argument writing in his classroom through the use of digital media projects.
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'''Lesson 3''' will get to the heart of why digital writing matters in the world and in the classroom.  You will understand the vital role educators play in guiding young writers to the creation of meaningful digital texts.
  
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'''Lesson 4''' will encourage you to start thinking about the culminating project you will develop for this course, with an early brainstorming of possible topics.
  
 
==Unit Objective==
 
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==Unit Outline==
 
==Unit Outline==
'''[[Lesson 1.1: What is digital writing?]]'''
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Participants will...
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* define and describe digital writing.
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<big>'''[[Lesson 1.2: How do digital texts differ from traditional texts?]]'''</big>
  
 
Participants will...
 
Participants will...
* define and describe digital writing.
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* differentiate between digital and traditional texts.
  
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<big>'''[[Lesson 1.3: Why is digital writing important?]]'''</big>
  
 
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* explain the purpose and significance of digital writing in today's world and education.
  
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<big>'''[[Lesson 1.4: How could I bring new forms of digital writing into my classroom?]]'''</big>
  
 
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* brainstorm possibilities for how what they've learned so far could inspire a new or revised project for their students.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:05, 26 November 2020

Return to Kim Kather's Portfolio Page | Kim Kather's Mini-Course

Unit Intro

In this first unit, you will be invited to dip your toes into the world of digital writing. You will explore examples of digital texts, learning about the varied forms they can take and purposes they can serve. You will hopefully start to build an appreciation for the artistry and sophistication of digital writing.

Akeyboard.jpg

Lesson 1 will offer definitions of digital writing and examples of common digital writing genres. It will begin to show you the important role of multimedia in creating digital texts.

Lesson 2 will highlight some key differences between traditional and digital writing, including new elements of authors' craft present in digital texts. You will see how one high school teacher is transforming narrative, information, and argument writing in his classroom through the use of digital media projects.

Lesson 3 will get to the heart of why digital writing matters in the world and in the classroom. You will understand the vital role educators play in guiding young writers to the creation of meaningful digital texts.

Lesson 4 will encourage you to start thinking about the culminating project you will develop for this course, with an early brainstorming of possible topics.

Unit Objective

Participants will explain what digital writing is and why it matters. They will begin planning their final digital writing project.

Unit Outline

Lesson 1.1: What is digital writing?

Adigital storytelling 3.png

Participants will...

  • define and describe digital writing.

Lesson 1.2: How do digital texts differ from traditional texts?

Participants will...

  • differentiate between digital and traditional texts.

Lesson 1.3: Why is digital writing important?

Participants will...

  • explain the purpose and significance of digital writing in today's world and education.

Lesson 1.4: How could I bring new forms of digital writing into my classroom?

Participants will...

  • brainstorm possibilities for how what they've learned so far could inspire a new or revised project for their students.
                                   Start Lesson (1.1)>>>