Coordinator: Vance Stevens
Contributing teachers

Argentina: Nelba Quintana, Rita Zeinstejer
Venezuela: Doris Molero
Slovenia: Saša Sirk
Note on Membership: Only the above listed are contributing editors of this wiki

Update 2016 - Rita Zeinstejer is keeping WritingMatrix alive on Paper.li

Writingmatrix at Fukuoka, Japan, August 2008

Nelba Quintana was on hand as a scholarship winner to help Vance present on the Writingmatrix project at the WorldCALL 2008 conference. You can see pictures, examine the slides, and view the online recording of the presentation via the links given here:

The paper submitted to the proceeds is available here
or http://tinyurl.com/wmatrix2008proceedings

Vance presented Writingmatrix in Dubai, April 2008

Writingmatrix: Engaging collaborative writing through social networking -
Abstract: This presentation explains aggregation, tagging, and RSS with respect to filtering content online and describes how these were applied in a worldwide collaboration project involving student bloggers tagging their posts writingmatrix and then using Technorati and Del.icio.us to identify each other's posts and explore mutual interests through social bookmarking.
The session is listed at 3:30 Friday March 14 on this document: http://tesolarabia.org/conference/schedule.php

March 2008 Proceeds of WiAOC published in TESL-EJ

Stevens, Vance, Nelba Quintana, Rita Zeinstejer, Saša Sirk, Doris Molero & Carla Arena. (2008). Writingmatrix: Connecting Students with Blogs, Tags, and Social Networking. In Stevens, Vance & Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, Co-editors. (2008). Special Feature: Proceedings of the Webheads in Action Online Convergence, 2007. TESL-EJ, Volume 11, Number 4: http://tesl-ej.org/ej44/a7.html

The publication derived from our working document: http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=dr22kn2_24dpqdgg&hl=en

Click here to view our K-12 Online Conference

Presentation Portal October 2007

For WiAOC 2007

A Discussion Forum has just been created for us to leave and share queries and achievements at http://www.webheadsinaction.org/node/227.

Let's make it our meeting corner.

Visit Nelba's Page

Rita has developed her space

Saša has developed her space

and Doris's blog is here: http://www.doris3meflcenter.blogspot.com

Visit Vance's Moodle course Writing in a Multiliterate Flat World

for a formalized but comprehensive description of the project

There is an introduction to the project here (read this first)

Vance has sketched out the project in broad strokes at Vance's Space

Vance and Rita gave a workshop in Abu Dhabi on this topic (the one below) on April 21, 2007

http://www.vancestevens.com/papers/index.html#n070421 from China, etc: * http://www.prof2000.pt/users/vstevens/papers/index.html#070421The workshop (2 hours) is on Writing in a flat world: better blogging through social networking.Rita Zeinstejer got up at 3 a.m. to assist from Argentina via Elluminate at http://tinyurl.com/y3ehThe workshop was recorded and is available here:https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/play.jnlp?psid=2007-04-21.0050.M.7AE801FFB697DA460D4BF25AA8C21B.vcr
Tiny URL: http://tinyurl.com/yo7lbc

In conjunction with this workshop links to materials have been placed here to tell you:
Note: Now that WiAOC is over (finally!) Vance is going to start individual pages for these topics.
Meanhile I'm making notes here ...

  1. How to start a blog (newly updated April 20, 2007)
    also http://www.vancestevens.com/blogs.htm
  2. How to post to a blog
  3. How to edit a post
  4. How to TAG a post, and why you should do this
    For this project, please tag all posts, pictures, etc. writingmatrix
    (plus any other terms that describe your post)
    More about these first 4 items here: http://www.homestead.com/prosites-vstevens/files/efi/blogger_tutorial.htm
  5. What RSS is, and why it's important http://www.vancestevens.com/rss_edu.htm
    Will Richardson’s
    - RSS Quick Start Guide for Educators http://www.weblogg-ed.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/RSSFAQ4.pdf
    - Blog post regarding his presentation "RSS: The New Killer App for Educators" http://www.weblogg-ed.com/2005/01/31#a3087
  6. How to open a http://www.bloglines.com account, and why you should do this
  7. How to subscribe to RSS feeds generated by other bloggers in the project (in Bloglines)
  8. How to organize and follow each other's updated blog postings
  9. How to open a http://del.icio.us account, and why it's important
  10. How to get the del.icio.us browser button and tag sites you visit
    John Pederson's del.icio.us guide for educators at Google docs seems to have a problem at the moment: http://pedersondesigns.com/2006/11/24/delicious-guide-for-educators-part-1-tools-tagging/
    David Muir's Simply Del.icio.us Online Social Bookmarking, or: Tagging for Teaching (links to Multiliteracies course)
  11. How to see who's tagged YOUR pages and find other tags they are interested in
  12. How to aggregate content using the tags you've placed in your posts
  13. Tracking tags at http://www.technorati.com
  14. About collaboration in other online spaces such as http://www.wikispaces.com and http://docs.google.com

In addition to Nelba Quintana http://englishvirtualcommunity.blogspot.com/ and Rita Zeinstejer http://caeb2007.podomatic.com (both in Argentina and who have spaces here in this wiki) others have expressed interest in the project, among them Doris Molero in Venezuela and Carla Arena and Dennis Oliver from Brazil and Arizona, respectively: http://internationalexchange.blogspot.com/ and Sasha Sirk in Slovenia: http://rostilj.blogspot.com .

Technorati Tag Generator looks like this in CODE
<a href="http://technorati.com/tag/writingmatrix" rel="tag">writingmatrix</a>
From http://www.technorati.com/tools/

NEW for JUNE 2007NEW for JUNE 2007

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