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  • An Introduction to the Chapter on Writing, Word Processing and Thinking. Writing and composing are processes that work well with computers that are processors by nature.

  • Reading and Writing. (1) The reading and writing (thinking) processes share many concepts and procedures.

  • Reading Challenges: The Paper to Digital Web Transition. (10) Read about half-way through to the major heading titled Meta-Reading.

  • An introduction to creative and critical thinking. (1) One of the challenging parts of problem processing is the development of the creative skills which enable problem discovery and problem solving, steps which generally involve writing and increasingly other forms of composition.

  • Skim:  Standards for English & Language Arts (NCTE & IRA) (1) These national professional organizations jointly wrote and strongly support significant use of computer technologies and urge educational leaders to make this possible by providing students and classrooms with the necessary resources. IRA has gone one step further, creating "New Literacies and 21st-Century Technologies" in summary on a Web page and complete statement in PDF format. National guidelines give direction to the development of state plans and grade level competencies.

  • Group writing/editing or collaborative writing software or writing groupware (3). New ways to compose are still being invented and team writing is one of those new experiments that computer technology has made possible. Be able to explain or define groupware.

  • Curriculum- Computer Integration - LEAP (8). LEAP is a strategic plan and mental model about the stages of the problem solving process, which at the heart of the need for reading and writing.

  • Intellectual Teamwork: Problem Sharing Teams (2).  Read pages 13 and 14, the section titled, "Team Management".

  • Once around the digital palette: a review of where we've been

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    Look: Technical

  • Word Processing Tutorial  Do you know how to use all the state competency features? This reading may be a quick skim for many.

  • Outline Processing Tutorial (including both Appleworks & Word) Learn the basic vocabulary and skills.
  • Evoke

    Study the CROP Problem Processing Model first introduced in the first chapter. Use the structure of this model to put this practice outline file in the correct Word Outline order. Right click this link to download a copy of a Word practice file. Note that this is using outlining as an assessment tool.

    Grade/subject level teams develop a lesson to teach as a team using Wimba to teach live between separate classrooms.

    eCROP. Contribute your question and a contribution to someone else's related to this chapter.


    Sections 1 & 2: Study this model of a fifth grade lesson plan that includes research, outliner organizing, and network collaboration. Prepare to discuss what this model would look like for your content area/grade level.

    Section 70: Robotics.

    Graduate: The ERIC assignment. Discuss lst reading in online discussion forum.



    Complete key activity: Publish second lesson plan to Web site as a Web page. That is, copy what was written in a word processor and paste into a new Web page that links from secdtion IV of your unit plan. Remember, each lesson plan must be on a separate Web page for each lesson plan.

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  • Read thru assigned links and complete all activities in the left margin sidebar.


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