Saturday, October 16, 2010

Writing Class Technology News

Writing today demands technology use; anywhere people work, the computer makes that work, especially writing, easier to complete. After planning and drafting, students complete and revise draft number two on the computer via our Internet sites called wikis and Google Apps. These allow students to work from any computer hooked to the Internet; no more waiting turns for that certain computer with your project on it. And, students can work from home. Revising through word processing allows students to easily refine their work -- based on the suggestions from lessons  in class. 
Students create and share with other Internet programs also, including blogs, Glogster, Edmodo, and VoiceThread.
Internet safety
All students learn in lessons in class how to safely use the Internet. They must accept and follow our Internet Etiquette. Students use a pseudonym, code name, so they never use their real names. Guardians choose the level of access for their students.

Students practice their positive attitudes required in our Internet Safety in the real world introductions to their mentors.

Wiki and Google Apps  VS EMAIL

Student email provides access to Google Apps, their teacher, and their peers; email does not access outside addresses. Instead, student user names and passwords provide them access to Google Apps, wikis, and other writing class accounts because these are much easier to monitor for safety than email.

Questions ?

Our online work allows us to easily correct and revise our writing and collaborate with each other and others from any internet connected computer. For questions on our writing class Internet work, please contact Sheri Edwards, writing teacher, at Nespelem School. 509-634-4541 x34
Please visit again soon to any of our online work :)

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