By Avra Robinson
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Who Should Publish? Why Should We Publish? What Should We Publish?

Where & How Should We Publish?

Sharing!

  • Today’s digital natives are natural bloggers and digital publishers.
  • They often share first & think second.
  • Great opportunity to take something they love & frame it into a teaching moment in order to discuss parameters, safety issues, etc.

Authentic Audience

Wider, varied, and authentic audiences increase student effort...

Results Improve!

Creativity

Variety of writing formats encourages student creativity
and self-expression

Collaboration

Student collaboration increases as a final product
ready for publishing evolves

Motivation

Increased motivation for reading and writing as students
read one another’s writing

Images, Audio, and Video...
Oh My!

Opportunity to augment writing with digital media such as images, video, audio, and more increases student engagement

Engagement

  • Powerful learning happens when students are Engaged.
  • When we have an emotional attachment to something...it sticks with us.

Active Engagement equals retention of learning.

“With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.”

Common Core State Standard: ELA-Literacy Writing K.6 -- 12.6

College & Career Ready Student

Responds to the varying demands of audience, task, purpose, and discipline
Demonstrates Independence
Comes to understand other perspectives & cultures
Values Evidence
Comprehends as well as critiques
Builds strong content knowledge
Uses technology and digital media strategically & capably

Thoughts
Stories
Responses to Learning
Success
Ideas
Recipes
Responses to Literature
Information

Students &
Connected Educators:

Teachers, Administrators, and other school staff!

Brainstorm
Gather information
Research
Curate
Organize
Write
Revise & Edit
Publish

Google Docs: Research Tool

The Research Tool in Google Docs gives you the opportunity to do a Google Search right within a document without needing to open another tab.

To use the Research tool:

  • Drop down the Tools and select Research.
  • Choose from the list of options.
    • Everything
    • Images
    • Videos
    • Scholar
    • Quotes
    • Dictionary
    • Table
  • Preview web pages with the Preview button
  • Insert Link to pages with the Insert Link button
  • Cite Sources at the bottom of the page with the Cite button.

Google Docs: Sharing

The Shared Documents capability in Google Docs gives students the opportunity to work together to write, create, edit, and revise documents.

To Share a Document:

  • Give the file a name.
  • Click the blue SHARE button in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Invite collaborators by typing their email addresses in the bottom box.
  • Choose the level of permissions you want your collaborators to have.
    • Can Edit: Collaborators may edit and make changes to the document.
    • Can Comment: Collaborators can view the document and make comments using the comment function, but they cannot make changes to the document.
    • Can View: Collaborators can ONLY view the document; they cannot make changes or comments.

Google Docs: Define Tool

The Define Tool in Google Docs gives you the opportunity to look up the meaning of a word within Google Docs.

To use the Define tool:

  • Drop down the Tools and select Define.
  • Type the word you’d like to define.
  • The definition appears with synonyms that have links built in to their own definitions.

Another way to use the Define Tool:

  • If the word is already typed, select it, right click, and select Define.
  • Or...select the word, go to the Tools Menu, and select define.

Google Docs: Translate Tool

The Translate Tool in Google Docs gives you the opportunity to translate your document into 64 different languages.

To use the Translate tool:

  • Write your document. Give it a title/filename.
  • Drop down the Tools and select Translate.
  • Google Docs will automatically create a new document for you with the new title “Translated Copy of …”
  • Choose the language into which you’d like your document translated.

Google Docs: Text Comments

The Comments function in Google Docs gives you the opportunity to insert comments into a document as a way of giving feedback.  Students and teachers can utilize this function through the writing process.

To use the Comments tool:

  • Select the words associated with the comment.
  • Click Insert in the top menu bar, then click Comment or use the Comment Icon.
  • A comment box appears. Type in the text box within it.
  • Comments can be responded to by clicking reply.
  • Comments can be resolved by clicking resolve.

Google Docs:
Revision History

The Revision History in Google Docs gives you the opportunity to see all of the changes made to a document over time. It also shows which user made the change if there are multiple people who have permission to edit the document.

Teachers can keep track of student revisions, and in the case of group work, teachers can also see which students have made which edits to the document.

To use the Revision History:

  • Drop File Menu and choose See Revision History.
  • The panel on the right displays a history of edits that are organized by time and user.
  • You can choose to restore a document back to a previous version very easily if need be.

Collect, Organize & Curate
with Evernote

Awesome tool for organization! Use it yourself as a teacher & teach it to your students!

  • From any device, capture web resources & organize them!
    • Websites
    • Images
  • It's like "Favorites" or "Bookmarks"...but better!
  • They can be organized into different notebooks (which are like folders) to be able to easily be accessed later.
  • Annotate resources with notes & by drawing on them (depending on the device).
  • Make lists and notes.

Collect, Organize & Curate
with Pocket

Another awesome tool for organization! Use it yourself as a teacher & teach it to your students!

  • From any device, capture web resources & organize them!
  • Organize with tags
  • A little simpler than Evernote

Collect, Curate & Organize
with Diigo

Awesome tool for organization! Use it yourself as a teacher & teach it to your students!

  • From any device, capture web resources & organize them!
    • Websites
    • Images
  • Has Sticky Notes that can be added, too!
  • Organize with tags
  • Easily switch between devices--even when annotating text!
  • Save pages to read later.
  • Make lists and notes.

Organize Ideas
with LucidChart

  • Graphic organizer
  • Mind-mapping app
  • Free for educators
  • Collaborative
    • Group work
    • Think, Pair, Share
    • Revising & editing via comments & chat
  • Google Apps Integration
    • Google Docs Add-on to include a Lucid Chart diagram
      in a Google Doc quickly & easily
    • Files can be saved to Google Drive

Publish with Book Creator

Create eBooks with an easy-to-use interface

  • Android & iPad
  • Free & Paid versions
  • Publish to iBooks, Google Play, Google Drive, Evernote, or Dropbox
  • Import video, images, and utilize a variety of background colors

Publish with MoveNote

Video, Audio & Attachment

  • Android, iOS, Web Apps--Great for Chromebooks!
  • Integrates with Gmail
  • Links video & audio with any file

Publish with ThingLink

Interactive Images

  • Create tags or hotspots in images
  • Links to text, video, images, music,
    or more!

Publish with Glogster

Interactive Poster

  • Short for Graphic Blog
  • Alternative to tri-fold board
  • Some built-in graphics & backgrounds
  • Exciting way to display information
  • Fun way to demonstrate learning
  • Cost per student

Publish by Blogging

  • A “Blog” is short for a web-log
  • Chronicle or series of posts
  • Online journal--great discussion about what is appropriate online
  • Great way for reluctant/quiet students to express themselves
  • Paperless!
  • Levels of privacy & control
  • Natural opportunity for reflection & revision as other students or readers make comments about writing

Publish through Podcasts

      Podcast:  Audio Recording Published to the Internet--"Audio Blog"

      • Great educational purposes:
        • Interview
        • Create radio shows
        • Tell or retell stories
        • Newscasts
        • Hold debates about current events
      • Variety of recording & hosting options
        • Easy Option 1: Google Drive
          • Upload the audio file to a folder in Google Drive
          • Make the folder public on the web
          • Link to the folder on a Google Site or using another Web 2.0 tool
        • Easy Option 2: AudioBoo (AudioBoom)
          • Record using computer, iPad, Android phone
          • Upload to AudioBoo site
          • Free up to 10 minutes
          • Add image, title, description & hashtags

Publish with PowToon

PowToon:  Animated Presentation Tool

  • Fun comic graphics combine with music, text, and animation to bring a presentation to life!
  • Free version has many options
  • Immediately engaging

Publish with Google Sites

Google Sites: FREE Website Development Program

  • Google Sites: FREE Website Development Program
  • Uses:
    • Nonfiction research project
    • Online student newspaper
    • Digital Portfolio
    • Website Development lessons
  • Integrates beautifully with GAFE Products
    • Insert presentations, documents, spreadsheets, YouTube videos, etc. seamlessly
    • Same sharing options as always...keep it private if applicable!
    • Insert mini-quizzes using Google Forms to check for understanding

Publish with Storybird

Storybird:  Digital Storytelling Tool

  • Students choose from a wide variety of beautiful illustrations
  • Privacy options--stories can be private or public
  • Develops enthusiasm for writing
  • All ages!
  • Ideas:
    • Nonfiction--explain a science concept
    • Fiction stories
    • Retelling a historical event
  • Teachers can create classes
    • Students can read & comment in a private online class environment
    • Auto-generate student accounts

Publish with
Google Drawings

Google Drawings: Free web-based drawing software

  • Built-in, robust text editor
  • Insert lines, arrows, scribbles, word art, shapes, text boxes, and images
  • Export & download drawings as PNG, JPG, SVG, or PDF

Publish with Google Docs

  • Every Google Doc is a LIVE document...with a web presence & a URL.
  • By making the document PUBLIC on the web (or as public as you want it to be) you can publish.
  • Students and teachers can share documents locally, with parents, or to a wider audience using the sharing settings.
  • Links can be created in a Google Doc; therefore, a Google Doc can be created as the simplest of web pages.
  • By using a URL shortener, the Google Doc can be shared with anyone!

Publish with Google Slides

  • Every Google Slideshow or Presentation is a LIVE document...with a web presence & a URL.
  • By making the document PUBLIC on the web (or as public as you want it to be) you can publish.
  • Students and teachers can share presentations locally, with parents, or to a wider audience using the sharing settings.
  • Links can be created in a Google Presentation.  Links can be created to link between slides...or to another website.
  • Videos can also be very easily embedded within Google Presentations.
  • By using a URL shortener, the Google Doc can be shared with anyone!

Publish with Tackk

Tackk: Free tool to create & publish

  • Edmodo Login
  • Device independent
  • Privacy settings

Publish with
Google Docs Storybuilder

Google Docs StoryBuilder: Animated Story Builder

  • Short videos created by adding characters & text
  • Set to music
  • Appears to be created in Google Docs using the collaborative tools
  • Great fun for kids
  • Creates a link that can be shared anywhere

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