Crafting Digital Writing Composing Texts Across Media and Genres

ISBN-10: 0325046964
ISBN-13: 9780325046969
Edition: 2013
Authors: Troy Hicks
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Book details

List price: $30.63
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 4/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.20" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

"We have an opportunity to help this generation define itself on its own terms. The question is no longer whether or not we should use technology to teach writing; instead we must focus on the many ways that we can use technology to teach writing." -Troy Hicks Written for teachers of writing by a teacher of writing, Crafting Digital Writing is both an introduction for teachers new to digital writing and a menu of ideas for those who are tech-savvy. Troy Hicks explores the questions of how to teach digital writing by examining author's craft, demonstrating how intentional thinking about author's craft in digital texts engages students in writing that is grounded in their digital lives. Troy draws on his experience as a teacher, professor, and National Writing Project site director to show how the heart of digital composition is strong writing, whether it results in a presentation, a paper, or a video. Throughout the book, Troy offers: in-depth guidance for helping students to compose web texts (such as blogs and wikis), presentations, audio, video, and social media mentor texts that give you a snapshot into what professionals and students are doing right now to craft digital writing suggestions for using each type of digital text to address the narrative, informational, and argument text types identified in the Common Core State Standards a wealth of student-composed web texts for each digital media covered, along with links to them on the web technology tips and connections, as well as numerous tools for creating a digital writing assignment. Pick up (or download) your copy of Crafting Digital Writing and begin preparing your students for the real-world writing expectations that await them in the 21st century.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Overview of the Book
Toward Intentional Writing Instruction
Before We Begin
Author's Craft, Genre Study, and Digital Writing
Studying Craft with Lenses
Studying Craft by Slowing Down
Studying Craft by Starting Small
Studying Craft in Digital Writing
More Than Words: Studying Author's Craft in Digital Writing
Common Core Standards, Successful Writers, and the Struggle Ahead
Crafting Web Texts
Viewing a Professional Mentor Text
Considerations for Web Texts as Mentor Texts
Curricular Connections
Exploring the Digital Writing Process for Web Texts
Examples of Student-Composed Web Texts
Conclusion
Crafting Presentations
Viewing a Professional Mentor Text
Considerations for Presentations as Mentor Texts
Curricular Connections
Alternatives to Stand-Alone Slide Presentations
Exploring the Digital Writing Process for Presentations
Examples of Student-Composed Presentations
Conclusion
Crafting Audio Texts
Listening to a Professional Mentor Text
Considerations for Audio Texts
Curricular Connections
Examples of Student-Composed Audio Texts
Exploring the Digital Writing Process for Audio Texts
Conclusion
Crafting Video Texts
Viewing a Professional Mentor Text
Considerations for Digital Video Texts as Mentor Texts
Curricular Connections
Exploring the Digital Writing Process for Video Texts
Examples of Student-Composed Digital Video Texts
Conclusion
Crafting Social Media
Viewing a Professional Mentor Text: Tweets
Exploring the Digital Writing Process for Social Media
Example of Student-Created Social Media Texts: Youth Voices
Conclusion
Modeling and Mentoring the Digital Writing Process
FAQs: Frequently Argued Questions About Digital Writing
Exploring Craft: Looking Closely at One Student's Digital Writing
Charting Your Next Steps Toward Teaching Digital Writing
Creating a Digital Writing Assignment
What's New, What's Next: Websites and Apps
Studying a Piece of Digital Writing
References
Index

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