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!
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.
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.
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.
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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