Using Mobile Apps and Web 2.0 Tools to Improve the Teaching of Writing

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Workshop from the AIE Conference, Doha 2012

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  • 1. Using Mobile Apps and Web 2.0Tools to Improve the Teaching ofWriting Scott JohnsonTechnology Integration FacilitatorQatar Academy (Primary)

2. How can we Develop creativity and critical thinking skills? Facilitate collaboration? Cater to diverse learning styles and needs? Achieve a high level of student motivation? 3. Chuck the Talking PenguinsMalfunctioning Time Machine 4. Guidelines / Learning Objectives Perspective Audience Awareness Present Tense Structure Set the scene Lose the iPod Get the iPod back Give the reader a choice 5. England 1609As we suddenly open our eyes we see old, medieval castles and torncottages with broken lanterns. We hear dogs howling loudly but still at adistance away and crickets making soft sounds. We see burned trees withonly one or two leaves left and a mysterious, goldish green statue but itsface is obscure when youre at a distance away. We smell rotten tomatoesand dark green radish. We hear tortured people within the castle walls andcreaking doors. We see black crows circling around the castle. We sensethunderous waterfalls and fast-flowing rivers.As we explore within the castle, we encounter skeletal guards with a sharpbladed knife.They suddenly snatch the iPod. They start chasing us with theelement of surprise. We run towards a fast-flowing river and take a giantleap to get to the other side. As the guards take a small leap they fall into theriver and to a waterfall. We suddenly see the iPod flowing on a river butluckily it doesnt fall into the waterfall. We see it flow deep into the castleand into a dungeon, we take a step into the castle and hear a muffledscream. 6. Guidelines / Learning Objectives Perspective Audience Awareness Present Tense Structure Set the scene Lose the iPod Get the iPod back Give the reader a choice 7. Web and Laptop Tools- Google sites- Google docs- iMovie- Domo AnimateiPad Apps - Epic Citadel - Comic Life - iMotion HD 8. Questions?

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