Web4Writing


This page has info for 1) my 4/25/2013 Webinar and 2) my 4/18/2013 presentation at NBEA, co-presented with Sharon Keehner Clayton Ridge HS

SPARK Writing Skills with HOT Web 2.0 Resources

Virtual Webinar 4/25/2013

Presented by Dr. Eileen Dittmar, Faculty Chair Capella University

Sponsored by National Business Education Association www.nbea.org   http://NBEAConnect.ning.com

download the presentation pptx  SPARK Writing Skills with HOT Web2 Resources

Webinar Description:

Teaching and learning writing skills with Web 2.0 resources is fun and exciting! This webinar shares HOT writing-related Web 2.0 resources pertinent for business education. Come and glean ideas and resources to SPARK your students to become better writers and increase their employability skills while maximizing your course/program completion rates. Participants will receive free web resources to take back for personal and classroom use.

Objectives

  • Review pertinent Web 2.0 tools and resources for sharpening and developing writing skills.
  • Obtain tutorials for the Web 2.0 tools and resources.
  • Discuss classroom use of Web 2.0 tool and resources.

Overview of the Topic

Many students struggle with writing and many teachers feel overwhelmed with how to help. To make the matter more complex, many students are not aware that they cannot write. There is a conflict between what is and what should be! To further complex the situation, employers want at least entry-level skills in their employees AND educators must rise to the occasion!

The Web4Writing resources discussed in this presentation have a variety of uses in education. Depending upon the class you are teaching and the materials for the class, some of the web resources can be added. Probably utilizing a few resources based on student need might offer the biggest lift. Not all students need all the resources. Consider that you have a huge library of choices that over time can be customized to fit your student needs and your curriculum.

Highly self-directed students only need a suggestion and they are eating up the resources. Garnish their enthusiasm to promote the learning and the resource to other students who may not be so highly motivated.

Those not-so-self-directed students will need your nudging. Timing the nudge can make the difference. These students get information overload and seem to shut down easily.

Now, let’s get into the resources, discuss how they can be used, and collaborate to improve business students’ writing skills. Employability skills and workplace success depends on you! You can showcase  your top notch students and programs!

  • Tweet your fav web 4 writing resource(s) and comments  #web4writing #nbea @dreileendittmar @CapellaU
  • Share teaching strategies!
  • Post your comments using the box at bottom of this page.

Resources Shared During the Presentation

Eileen Dittmar’s blog  https://eileendittmar.wordpress.com/web4writing

Eileen Dittmar’s  Writing Web 2.0 Resources Livebinder http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=750791

Eileen Dittmar’s Academic Honesty Binder http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=509664

Sharon Keehner’s Writing Web 2.0 Resources Livebinder http://www.livebinders.com/edit/index/854151#

Sharon Keehner’s google site http://tinyurl.com/nbeadigitalresearch

Sharon Keehner’s Literacy Resources Livebinder http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=639922

4/18/2013 F2F Presentation Information

2-page handout of this session Dittmar’s Web4Writing 4-2013-handout

IGNITE Writing Skills Improvement
with Web 2.0 Resources

National Business Education Association Atlanta Georgia 4/18/2013

Presented by Eileen Dittmar and Sharon Keehner

eileen.dittmar@capella.edu   skeehner@claytonridge.k12.ia.us

Description: This workshop focuses on free, specific Web 2.0 resources that ignite writing skill improvement. Participants will visit and discuss multimedia writing resources, websites that offer fun with grammar, electronic citations that promote academic honesty, and everything to assure that your business communications training is relevant and exciting for today’s business students. The session will focus on secondary and post-secondary uses of the Web 2.0 resources, as well as focus on academic honesty by guiding paraphrasing skills and use of citations.

Today’s Presentations

* Sharon Keehner’s google site http://tinyurl.com/nbeadigitalresearch

* Eileen Dittmar’s blog  https://eileendittmar.wordpress.com/web4writing

Tweet your fav web 4 writing resource(s) and comments  #web4writing #nbea2013 @sharonKeehner @dreileendittmar @CapellaU

Resources Shared During the Presentation

1. Sharon Keehner’s Writing Web 2.0 Resources Livebinder
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=854151

2. Eileen Dittmar’s  Writing Web 2.0 Resources Livebinder
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=750791

Eileen’s binder introduction “About this Binder & Author

3. Sharon Keehner’s Literacy Resources Livebinder
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=639922

4. Eileen Dittmar’s Academic Honesty Binder
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=509664

Overview of the Topic

Many students struggle with writing and many teachers feel overwhelmed with how to help. To make the matter more complex, many students are not aware that they cannot write. There is a conflict between what is and what should be! To further complex the situation, employers want at least entry-level skills in their employees AND educators must rise to the occasion!

The Web4Writing resources discussed in this presentation have a variety of uses in education. Depending upon the class you are teaching and the materials for the class, some of the web resources can be added. Probably utilizing a few resources based on student need might offer the biggest lift. Not all students need all the resources. Consider that you have a huge library of choices that over time can be customized to fit your student needs and your curriculum.

Highly self-directed students only need a suggestion and they are eating up the resources. Garnish their enthusiasm to promote the learning and the resource to other students who may not be so highly motivated.

Those not-so-self-directed students will need your nudging. Timing the nudge can make the difference. These students get information overload and seem to shut down easily.

Now, let’s get into the resources and discuss how they can be used!

Conclusion/Next Steps

We will discuss how we can share our teaching strategies! Let’s collaborate and together we can improve business students’ writing skills and showcase our top notch students and programs!

Post your comments using the box at bottom of this page.

Tweet your fav web 4 writing tool #web4writing #nbea2013 @sharonkeehner @dreileendittmar  @CapellaU

Thank you for attending!

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