July 29 - August 2, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: West Chester University's Graduate Business Center
You know what a wiki is, but maybe you haven't really used it for more than posting assignments. The web isn't just an online bulletin board! How might we use online spaces to connect and collaborate with our students in their reading and writing endeavors? Participants will explore how publishing content online can bring authentic reading and writing experiences into the classroom. This course will focus on how to use a variety of Web 2.0 applications like wikis, blogs, Twitter, Skype and Nings to get students writing for actual audiences. Teachers will create an online writing space for their students and walk away with multiple lesson ideas for how to get students writing more, writing better, and writing for an audience online.
"You will leave completely inundated with ideas and excited to implement them in the fall. Throw out everything you thought you knew about using technology and start new!"