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Formative Essay Feedback Using Predictive Scoring Models

This scholarly paper examines the performance of the predictive essay scoring models that power Revision Assistant and the innovative use of these models to provide actionable feedback to student writers.

Teaching Students about Plagiarism Early

Teaching Students about Plagiarism Early

David Wangaard

David B. Wangaard, Ed.D. is the President and Director of The School for Ethical Education. ​Prior to earning his doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado, David was a K-12 school principal in Alaska.

Understanding plagiarism and its many forms is an important lesson that should be taught at every grade level. In this webinar, David Wangaard president of The School for Ethical Education explores the different forms of plagiarism and why many students end up unknowingly plagiarizing.

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The Network Effect : Amplification and Opportunities for Global Feedback

How can teachers extend the impact of feedback for learning by publishing to the world at large? In this session, we’ll look at digital and social tools that allow students to publish their work and solicit feedback from a worldwide audience for perspective and improvement, upgrading the way students turn work in.

Digital Tools for Writing Instruction

Teachers face significant challenges in getting students prepared with 21st century skills, especially when it comes to writing. How can technology actually support teachers and their writing instruction in the classroom?

Crowdsourcing in the Classroom to Enhance Reading, Writing, and Presenting

Writing is no longer necessarily an individual activity: the digital age now allows for the possibility of crowdsourcing. Rabbi Tzvi Pittinsky will introduce several techniques for incorporating this powerful, new mode of interaction into your classroom’s writing activities. This session is not for the passive audience: participants will practice real-time blogging and crowdsourcing!

The Future of Writing: I Wandered Lonely In The Cloud

Anya Kamenetz writes for a living-- everything from Tweets to books--in the age when pixels are replacing print. That means she lives in the world for which your students are preparing. Ms. Kamenetz will talk about how various aspects of the digital age (crowdsourcing, voice recognition, instant feedback, data journalism, mobile, social, etc.) figure into her writing practice, and will share how your writing assignments might also reflect them.

Writing By Hand, Keyboard, Voice and Beyond

Each mode of writing we adopt (by hand, by keyboard, or by voice) brings with it unique advantages and challenges. Join Steve Graham as he discusses how these writing modes have an impact on both readers and writers. Additionally, we’ll explore the” beyond”-- new modes of writing that are just starting to become available.

Keynote : No Laptop Left Behind?

Technology is neither necessary nor sufficient for good writing, as demonstrated by Homerian epics (tech not necessary) and bad blogs (tech not sufficient). Yet in the 21st century, digital technology is integral to the writing process. How can these tools be applied to improve writing skills?