The Writingmatrix team's presentation at the

K-12 Online Conference 2007




View the 'teaser' above. Music credit: http://www.podsafeaudio.com/
The song is Tribute to Michael Hedges and the artist is Michael Slupczynski

13:00 PM GMT Saturday, October 20 (time of our live fireside chat http://tinyurl.com/2qwznc)// - The Writingmatrix group Vance Stevens, Nelba Quintana, Doris Molero, Saša Sirk, and Rita Zeinstejer present “Motivating Student Writers by Fostering Collaboration through Tagging and Aggregating” at the K-12 Online Conference http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=100. The K-12 Online Live Events (Fireside chats) schedule: http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=128
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The presentation teaser (5 min, viewable above as well) is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHjlCY0BCNo.
The recorded presentation (38 min wmv file, 81 megabytes) is currently available here:

The presenters play with boundaries through the simple expedient of having student bloggers in different countries tag their blog posts with the unique tag term writingmatrix. Searching on that tag in Technorati, the student bloggers in four locations in three different countries have managed to locate one another's posts, leave comments for one another, and have subsequently interacted in other ways as well. The presenters explain how they started the project and how it has branched into other online and even face to face activities involving the students in the participant countries. The presentation is made not only through the voices of the presenters, but with the students themselves lending their voices through their blogs and videos.



Our presentation was prepared mainly by Vance Stevens using CamStudio and Audacity and Windows Movie Maker, with substantial assistance from Saša Sirk working in Camtasia, from the following inventory items:


Listen to Wesley Fryer's Tuesday, October 16, 2007 posting in his PD Reflection Blog:
PD Reflection on Motivating Student Writers by Fostering Collaboration through Tagging and Aggregating
http://wesleypd.blogspot.com/2007/10/pd-reflection-on-motivating-student.html



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