Month: May 2014

Draft Questions for the 6/3 #TeachWriting Chat on Portfolios (9pm ET/8pm CT)

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The moderators for this chat will be Lisa Hughes (@lisahughes196) and Paul Solarz (@PaulSolarz)

Q1 How do you use portfolios to support writers in the classroom? #TeachWriting

Q2 What types of portfolios have you used? What challenges/successes have you had in the process? #TeachWriting

Q3 What writing assignments & tasks work best for portfolios? Is writing collected across the curriculum? #TeachWriting

Q4 How have you incorporated digital tools into the portfolio process? #TeachWriting

Q5 How do you assess/grade writing portfolios? Do you assign grades/provide feedback? If so, how? #TeachWriting

Q6 How do you foster Ss collaboration and self-reflection through the portfolio process? #TeachWriting

Q7 What other strategies/ tools/resources do you use to enhance the portfolio process? #TeachWriting

Please join us!

Draft of Questions for the 5/6 #TeachWriting Chat on Process/Product (9pm ET/8pm CT)

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The moderators for this chat will be Beth Holland (@brholland) and Shawn McCusker (@shawnmccusker) – here is a ROUGH draft of the questions (that means they might change – a lot!):

  1. How do you currently define your writing process?
  2. What tools have you used to focus your students more on the process of writing?
  3. What tools have you used as a teacher observe and comment on the process of writing?
  4. What are are some effective procedures to increase teacher and peer feedback in the writing process?
  5. How does teaching/observing the process of writing enrich student learning?
  6. What are the limits of grading only the finished product? 

Please join us to discuss these questions tomorrow night! (5/6 at 9pm ET/8pm CT!)