Is there an authentic audience for you student writing?
Elements of the student writing processes demonstrated in the video:
-students know they will be writing for an external assessor
-students know that they will be anonymous
-“they don’t know me, they are only criticizing my work, not me.”
-performance is part of the process
Creating an external assessor adds a layer of motivation.
Nursing home example of writing project. Can we make this authentic?
-teachers sign up and want to be found
Wikipedia articles created by students for publication and submission.
-energy and excitement created by allowing students to do this.
-responsibility to teach students how content is created in this manner.
-not to mention the fact that there is constant revision of this article
Blogging with Students
-comments are the magic of blogging
-students get to interact with one another and provide feedback
-provide for asynchronous conversation between students and their “teachers”