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Writing Kathryn Dixon SCPS Secondary Language Arts & Writing Specialist

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WHAT TO EXPECT... FUN Technology How to integrate the technology in the classroom FCAT Writing background Six Traits review FCAT Rubric/Scoring How to use the technology with a writing lesson Thursday, April 12, 12

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HAVE YOU SEEN THESE?

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A LITTLE BACKGROUND... QR Codes are sweeping the nation Created by Toyota subsidiary company over 16 years ago to allow content to be decoded at high speed Many businesses have used QR Codes to generate a “buzz” about products and engender a curiosity for the “unknown”

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MORE BACKGROUND... QR Codes explained by Common Craft

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CHALLENGES... Educators face many modern challenges including the arduous task of integrating technology in the curriculum to keep student interest ALIVE and to peek the curiosity of the digital natives that fill the seats in our 21st century classrooms.

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CAN’T BEAT THEM...JOIN THEM

It’s no longer about taking the devices away, it is about using the devices to learn something new and have FUN doing it! Educators must peek the curiosity of students and keep them thirsty for more... QR Codes + Curiosity = Learning!

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CURIOSITY... ARNOLD EDINBOROUGH SAID, “CURIOSITY IS THE VERY BASIS FOR EDUCATION AND IF YOU SAY THAT CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT, I SAY ONLY THIS...

THE CAT DIED

NOBLY.”

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INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGY How can QR Codes be used in the classroom? Ideas!

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QR CODES IN EDUCATION

lectures and lecture slides handouts and printed materials surveys textbooks

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libraries

open house night campus tours field trips gallery walks

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LET’S TRY IT! Time to have some fun! If you have a camera ready device, please take it out. Smartphone iPhone iPad

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GO TO THE APP STORE AT&T Code Scanner

1.Visit the App Store on your smartphone, iPad, iTouch, etc. 2.Search for AT&T Code Scanner

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DOWNLOAD THE APP Use the AT&T Code Scanner to scan a QR Code

1.Download the free app 2.Steady your camera on the [QR Code].

3.Allow it to focus and in a few seconds, it will decode!

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TEST IT OUT! Look at your handout on QR Codes. What do QR Codes, Pig Latin, and invisible ink all have in common?

To see the answer, scan the QR Code!

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TO MAKE A QR CODE... Go to http://qrcode.kaywa.com

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TO MAKE A QR CODE... Go to http://qrcode.kaywa.com

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TO MAKE A QR CODE... Go to http://qrcode.kaywa.com

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TO MAKE A QR CODE... Go to http://qrcode.kaywa.com

SMS = Short Message Service

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KEEP THAT THOUGHT... Let’s review some writing facts before we use QR Codes in a writing lesson.

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FCAT WRITING

Using QR Codes in the Classroom

FCAT is gearing toward the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) writing component. Students will be writing to a source. Students will be reading complex text and then be prompted to respond. The 6 + 1 Traits of Writing will help students become better writers no matter what writing modality is being testing.

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SIX TRAITS

Ideas = Main message

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SIX TRAITS

Organization = Internal structure

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SIX TRAITS

Voice = Heart and soul of writing

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SIX TRAITS

Word Choice = Rich, colorful, language

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SIX TRAITS

Sentence Fluency = Rhythm and flow of the language

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SIX TRAITS

Conventions = Spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar/usage

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SIX TRAITS

Presentation = Visual and textual elements

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COMMON TERMS

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ESSAY SAMPLE...3

No elaboration, lacks sense of completeness, word choice is limited, misspelled words

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ESSAY SAMPLE...4

Transitions, attempt at voice, some elevated sentences moving toward elaboration, varied punctuation...

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ESSAY SAMPLE...5

transition, sentence fluency & flow, ELABORATION... needs more VOICE

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ESSAY SAMPLE...6

Nice transition, ELABORATION, VOICE, sentence fluency and flow, etc...

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LET’S TRY IT! 1. Find a partner. 2. Examine the FCAT Writes rubric and Six Traits handouts.

3. Discuss the sample essay and give a score from 1-6 on the FCAT Scale.

4. Please do not use phones until instructed.

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THE PROMPT... Writing Situation: Some state legislators believe that school libraries should not provide Internet access for students. Directions for Writing: Think about whether school libraries should provide Internet access for students. Now write to persuade state legislators whether school libraries should provide Internet access for students.

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USING QR CODES

with WRITING lessons

Post QR Codes throughout the classroom, with titles about various student workstudent videos, projects, blogs, ePortfolios and more. Instead of asking students to pass up their papers, tell them to PUBLISH IT! Arianne Lujon, left, and Lydia Templin test QR codes on signs at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Fla.

Post QR Codes on field trips

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Include a QR Code along with the printed URL that would direct parents to a mobile version of your class newsletter (written and published by students). Hint: Add directions on what QR Codes are and how they can be read by mobile devices.

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TAKE A LOOK AROUND... Gallery Walk

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Writing QR Codes-presentation