How-to, Help and Information

The Top Ten Myths of Writing: a list every teacher and student can take to heart.

Creating an attachment to an e-mail in Mac.  Some TC’s are unfamiliar with Apple products.  Here is a quick video made on Jing demonstrating how to attach a document to your e-mail in the Mac lab.  Very handy for turning in reflections and demonstrations.

Free Technology for Teachers: subscribe to this newsletter (free) and you will have plenty of inspiration and guidance for incorporating technology into your lessons.

Voicethread for Education is a collection of Voicethreads created by K-12 students.  Lots of inspiration and how-to at this wiki from Collette Cassinelli.

Technology Projects for Students prek-12. Kim Cofino offers a variety of ideas on how to integrate technology into classroom lessons and learning in an imaginative (yet very doable) way.


Pontydysgu – Bridge to Learning gives a great guide for using blogs in education. There are additional links for further information.

WordPress is the choice for many education bloggers in WTWP.  Take a look at other blogs to see the options.  Create a free account.  Make a few choices and you have begun your first blog.

Getting started in Edublogs.  One choice for starting your own blog is Edublogs.  Sue Waters offers lots of advice on getting started at her blog.  She has particular views regarding chocolate and soft drinks and was nice enough to show how to put a visitor map on a blog.  When I mentioned her in my post, commented back which gave me a dot on my map from ‘down under’.  How cool is that.  She has many interesting ideas, views and techniques for and about education blogging.

Blogger is also popular.  They have a “Learn more” section which includes an easy to follow video of how to create your blog.  Nice.


Nings are networks you can join depending on your area of interest.  There are a number of Nings from Writing Project people which might interest you.  You can also create your own Ning to suit your needs.

The National Writing Project iAnthology The iAnthology is loosely modeled after the eAnthology used during the Writing Project Summer Institute.  There are opportunities to publish writing and receive feedback, participate in group prompts and challenges, share literacy tools, photo prompted writing, journaling and more.  This is a great way to keep writing through the year.  If you don’t feel like writing, there’s plenty to read to too!

English Companion Ning – Where English teachers go to help each other”  Begun by Jim Burke, this Ning covers a vast number of topics across areas and grade levels.  This Ning is highly recommended.  Congratulations for winning Edublogs Best Educational Use of Social Networking for 2009!

Tech Friends – “Exploring writing, teaching and technology.”  Kevin Hodgson created this network.  National Writing Project people from across the country are involved in this supportive and fun network.  Kevin is always coming up with something interesting to get involved in.

NWP Book Club Group – “where NWP book groupies meet and greet”.  Check out what people are reading and discover what you’ve been missing!

Classroom 2.0 – “the social network for those intersted in Web 2.0 and collaborative technolgies in education” offers support and information from the beginner to the tech geek.

The Educator’s PLN (Personal Learning Network) This is where to find information on building your personal learning network.  With Groups, Forum, Chat, Twitter, Events and Videos, there is plenty to do, see, learn and participate in here.

K12 Online – Bridging the Divide with a conference conversation hub.

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