Sunday, January 23, 2011

January Study Group Assignments

Non-Fiction Study Group
Read Chapters 5 & 6. Please bring student examples of any lessons you've tried out from the text to share with your colleagues!

iWrite Technology Study Group
Read the rest of the chapters in the book. Please bring two educational blogs that you have found interesting/useful to share with your colleagues! We will be looking through the blogs during our session and discussing the rest of the book.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Drive Study Group Resources

Two Questions That Can Change Your Life Video:

Two questions that can change your life from Daniel Pink on Vimeo.

What Is Your Sentence? Video compiled by SDAWP Fellow Jamie Jackson (2nd Grade Teacher at SDGVA) for the National Day of Writing 2010:

Two Articles Shared by SDAWP Fellow Susan Minnicks:

The Effort Effect by Marina Krakvosky
Students for whom performance is paramount want to look smart even if it means not learning a thing in the process:

Carol Dweck's Attitude by David Glenn
Carol Dweck says colleges could improve their students' learning if they relentlessly encouraged them to think about their mental skills as malleable, rather than as properties fixed at birth.

Do you have any other videos, article links etc to share? Feel free to comment in this post for the DRIVE Study Group.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

November-December Reading Assignments

PLEASE Comment on "What Resonates With You" Blog Post Below! This is an assignment post to keep members up-to-date:

Non-Fiction Mentor Text:
Read Chapter 4 and try something out with your students. Bring lesson and student samples to share with each other.

Technology (iWrite):
Read Chapter 4. CREATE a blog, wiki or a digital story. We are attempting to be uncomfortable and wade around technology this month. Please attempt to CREATE something so that we can really talk about what the process was like for us honestly.

The Drive group is reading Part Two (pages 85-146)

Katie Wood Ray's Illustrations (K-2) Group:
Read chapters 3-6. Try out some techniques listed in Chapter 7. Bring in student samples to next meeting.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Technology Inquiry

Technology hyperlinks requested by iWrite Study Group:

SDAWP Study Blog 2010-2011

SDAWP Multiple Literacies Blog

Animoto (Video)

Prezi (Powerpoint)

Digital Is (New site from National Writing Project)

Making Curriculum Pop (Rec from Trish)

Google Wave (Backchannels)

Please feel free to drop a comment if you have any technology inquiry questions, concerns, recommendations or suggestions!


What Resonates With You Thus Far?

What quote from your text resonates with you at this time in your educational career?

In the San Diego Area Writing Project the term resonates has to do with what quote, paragraph, passage or chapter evokes or suggests images, memories and emotions for you of any kind. We do not imply that the term resonates means that you have to agree with the author's intended meaning. In fact, you may whole-heartedly disagree with the statement that seems to resonate with you. We want to explore those reasons and to give you a venue in which to share your thoughts and understandings of the texts we are reading this year.

For the purposes of all of us to share in our different study groups please use the following format for your comment:

1. Name

2. School Site (It is ok for you to put elementary or secondary if you don't want to list your site)

3. Book Title

4. Quote (& Page Number)

5. Why does this quote/passage resonates with you?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Study Group Reading Schedule for November

In Pictures and In Words is reading chapters 1,2,and 7 and trying out some of the techniques with our class.

Nonfiction Mentor Text decided to read chapters 2 and 3 before the next meeting. We encourage everyone to bring a student sample to share and/or sample mentor texts.

iWrite has decided to read Chapters 1 and Chapter 3 by our next meeting time. We encourage everyone to try out some of the resources that are listed in the appendix of the book regarding blogs, wikis or podcasts.

Drive will read Part One of the book. They encourage everyone to check out the Discussion Guide to see if there's a question you'd like to address with the group.

As link to Daniel Pink's website in case you want to check it out:

Friday, October 15, 2010

Introduction Post- Welcome to Our Community

In your introduction post please include your name, teaching experience and choose ONE of the three questions to respond to in your own blog response:

(1) What is the most interesting trip that you have taken thus far?  Why?

(2) If you had the chance to go back and relive 24 hours of your life- what age would you return to and why?

(3) What is a tradition from your own childhood that you believe should be passed on to the next generation?