Buy the Book Reinventing Writing and Improve Student Writing Now!

Reinventing Writing is here — in ebook format at least. Those of you who follow me on Twitter and Facebook got the news last Friday that due to a glitch, the book was released early at a big discount. I'm glad for those of you who jumped on it (the price went back up yesterday.) I didn't blog it here because I wasn't sure it was going to stay in the store but I've heard from my publisher and the ebook version is here to stay!

Reinventing Writing: The 9 Tools That Are Changing Writing, Teaching, and Learning Forever is here! (See table of contents below.)

How Will Reinventing Writing Help Me Improve Writing in My Classroom or School? Watch the book trailer to learn more.

The Reinventing Writing Book Trailer covers the 9 tools that are changing writing and gives you a sneak peak into what you can expect from the book as I cover each of them. As I said at the end of the trailer, with as much as I love reading books and writing – my life's work wouldn't be complete without a book on writing.

We can harness the power of peer feedback and community and the technology in our hands to reinvent writing. We shouldn't just be doing it the way we've always done it but according to the 4 step SAMR model, we should redefine the classroom. We need peer review and more revision and technology lets us do that. Infographics. Wikis. Blogs. Twitter. ePaper. eBooks. eBookmarking. Cloud Syncing. Online Brainstorming and Graphic Organizers and more!

The Trailer is on YouTube and uploaded to Office Mix.

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You can use this to introduce the book if you have a book club or group reading it. Share or use it. You can download the slides from Office Mix along with my video if you want to use it offline just attribute the source.

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Want a signature for your book? Act now.

The ebook on Kindle is available now and you can buy the hard copy now now. (See the Reinventing Writing landing page for more info on where you can buy the book.) The print book will be out soon. Remember that I have a virtual book signing going on right now if you want a signature for your book or ebook.

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Office Mix was the Screencasting Tool I used to Make the Trailer: Take Note Flipped Classroom Fans

I made this trailer using the super cool new PowerPoint Plug in called Office Mix. It is a great free tool that anyone who uses PowerPoint can install. It is the best screencasting tool out there – bar none. I LOVE IT.

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for a cool contest next week and other announcements about fun things I've got going on with the book! Check my events page for where I'll be speaking and say hello (or bring your book and I'll be happy to sign it there.) Tomorrow I'll be at Classroom 2.0 sharing about the book!

Reinventing Writing Table of Contents

Part I: Get to Know the New Writing

Chapter 1 – How Is Writing Reinvented?

Chapter 2 – Picking the Right Tool

Part II: The 9 Types of Tools

Chapter 3 – Reinventing Paper: ePaper and eBooks

Chapter 4 – Reinventing Notetaking: Digital Notebooks

Chapter 5 – Reinventing Notecards: Social Bookmarking

Chapter 6 – Reinventing the filing cabinet and inbox: Cloud Syncing

Chapter 7 – Reinventing Word processors: CLOUD Writing Apps

Chapter 8 – Reinventing Journals & Book Reports: Blogging and Microblogging

Chapter 9 – Reinventing Group Reports and presentations: Wikis and Website builders

Chapter 10 – Reinventing Prewriting: Graphic Organizers, Mind Mapping, and More

Chapter 11 – Reinventing Illustrations and scrapbooks – Cartoons and Infographics

Part III: Practical Ways to Implement the Tools in the Classroom

Chapter 12 – Reinventing Citizenship: Preventing problems by teaching students how to be good digital citizens

Chapter 13 – Making Your Job Easier: Building Writing Communities where students love to learn

Chapter 14 – Will it Ever Stop? Enjoying & relaxing in the new age of change with a timeless mindset


Appendix A – Quick Start Checklist (Putting it all together)

Appendix B – Common Core Standards Summarized

Appendix C – During Class Writing Checklist

Appendix D – Good sources of information to add to the Student PLN

Appendix E – Common Pages for Wikis and Websites

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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MaryLF May 30, 2014 - 7:17 pm

Is there anything in the book that would be interesting/useful for second grade? It sounds interesting.

coolcatteacher May 31, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Every age with examples from all grade levels! Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

Amy Z. May 31, 2014 - 8:48 pm

Wow! This sounds like an amazing resource that both myself and my school would really benefit from. We have just started to integrate technology at a more in-depth level across grade levels, and with resources and examples for each grade level, everyone would benefit! I will definitely be checking this out, and sharing it with other teachers at my school! Just learning more about all of the different resources that are out there on the web and available to teachers and students will be beneficial, I look forward to reading this!

coolcatteacher June 1, 2014 - 10:03 am

Thanks Amy! Let me know when you get your book. It is kind of like sending your kids to college- you wait till your book gets in school to get a report back. Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

Glenda Cloutier June 2, 2014 - 10:46 am

I just ordered Kindle version and look forward to reading. Thanks so much, this is great stuff. I’m also investigating Office Mix which looks great. It’s just what I’ve been looking for. I have a question about it. How did you embed your video in your blog post? (It seems it works like Drop-box in that you share a link to your video stored on their site…) Thanks.

coolcatteacher June 2, 2014 - 11:36 am

I used this video 2 ways- I linked to office mix which is not embed fable but I exported and uploaded to YouTube and embedded that.

Let me know what you think of the book- if you are more experienced you might want to start right in with chapter 3 and the tools!! Enjoy! Vicki Davis

Glenda Cloutier June 3, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Ok, gotcha, thanks a ton.
I started reading in ch 5 about social bookmarking. I’ve been wondering how to give feedback within the actual writing document, and it’s wonderful finding out how simple it can be. I will do a lot of skipping around in the book, and eventually get to all of it!

coolcatteacher June 3, 2014 - 4:20 pm

Hey Glenda! That is perfect! I actually wrote the book so that you could do that. Part II is all pretty independent. When you want to build community go to Part III. When you’re concerned about picking tools b/c of legal issues jump to Part I — of course my favorite is always the last chapter. You can see my favorite animal in that chapter. ;-)

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