Assessing Students' Digital Writing
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Digital Writer's Workshop
  • In this book, Troy Hicks—a leader in the teaching of digital writing—collaborates with seven National Writing Project teacher consultants to provide a protocol for assessing students’ digital writing. This collection highlights six case studies centered on evidence the authors have uncovered through teacher inquiry and structured conversations about students’ digital writing. Beginning with a digital writing sample, each teacher offers an analysis of a student’s work and a reflection on how collaborative assessment affected his or her teaching. Because the authors include teachers from kindergarten to college, this book provides opportunities for vertical discussions of digital writing development, as well as grade-level conversations about high-quality digital writing. The collection also includes an introduction and conclusion, written by Hicks, that provides context for the inquiry group’s work and recommendations for assessment of digital writing.

    Title: Assessing Students’ Digital Writing
    Protocols for Looking Closely
    (Available Here)
    Released: June, 2015

    “Building on his foundational work in helping us to embrace digital writing in the classroom, Hicks and his collaborators help us take the next step to becoming teachers who practice authentic assessment that supports students to learn through digital writing. This is the book (and the thinking) that advances our field.”

    —Sara Kajder, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia

    Klein, author of the first chapter, focus on the elementary perspective. She highlights the work on one student and shows how augmented reality can be integrated into a digital writing workshop.

    Book Features:

    • An adaptation of the Collaborative Assessment Conference protocol to help professional learning communities examine students’ digital work.
    • Detailed descriptions of students’ digital writing, including the assessment process and implications for instruction.
    • Links to the samples of student digital writing available online for further review and to be used as digital mentor texts.

    Troy Hicks is an associate professor of English at Central Michigan University and director of the Chippewa River Writing Project. Follow him on Twitter: @hickstro.

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    Activity Summary

    The writer’s workshop is one of the most powerful tools for teaching students to write well and pro-mote thoughtful peer review with signicant teacher-student interaction. This paper explores collabo-ration and publication with appropriate digital tools.

    Class or subject area: Language Arts
    Grade level(s): K-8

    Specifc learning objectives:

    • The student will explore new forms of creative writing.
    • The student will cultivate the art of revision as part of the writing process.
    • The student will incorporate Internet technology as part of the learning process.
    • The student will acquire the knowledge of how and where to publish her/his creative writing.
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