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Hi, Two thoughts come to mind after reading the message about publishing written work by students. In answer to the idea that proofreading will take lots of time: since the writing is digital it can be quickly scanned with spell-check and a grammar check. In fact, the students can do their own spell checking and grammar checking. This reinforces correct spelling and grammar, as students have to select the correct word from the drop-down list. Naturally, spell checks and grammar checks are not perfect and will OK some completely incorrect spelling and grammar. Once students get used to "publishing" their writing in meaningful, public places, they become much more interested in spelling and grammar. Publishing to public places is a wonderful example of using authentic tasks to promote competency in a subject area. A great source of grammar information delivered in a cool, fun manner is the podcasts by Grammar Girl. This is more appropriate for middle and high school students. http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/ -Alix Alix E. Peshette Coordinator for Instructional Technology Placer County Office of Education 360 Nevada St. Auburn, CA. 95603 USA 530-745-1495 www.alixpeshette.edublogs.org www.twitter.com/AlixPeshette www.delicious.com/artfully www.linkedin.com/in/alixpeshette Google Certified Teacher "Technology - opening minds with a new set of keys" > From: Marilyn Mossman <email@example.com> > > I shared this article with the teachers in my school: http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2009/11/21st-century-educators-dont-say-hand-it.html > Many of them were quite excited about the possibilities this articles represented. > > I did get one reaction from a teacher that I would like your opinion on. She wrote: > > These are terrific ideas and I am glad you shared them with us. There were ideas I can see using here, but as always, the question is time and standards. For all these examples of publishing, what are the standards? If we want perfect, grammatically correct papers, whether the blog, the books, etc., that is a great deal of time spent proofreading over and over again. > > I was wondering how others handle the 'standards' as she calls them. If you blog with young children or post their writings, do you require the writing to be perfect (spelling and grammar)? > > Please share your thoughts and experiences. > > Thanks, > > Marilyn Mossman | Director of Technology > Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit > Office: 248-539-1493 | 32200 Middlebelt Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334 | firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> > > At Hillel, we inspire a passion for learning, responsibility to self and community, and devotion to Jewish living in a warm and engaging environment > > P Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail! --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH