In this much-anticipated book from acclaimed blogger Vicki Davis
(Cool Cat Teacher), you'll learn the key shifts in writing
instruction necessary to move students forward in today's world.
Vicki describes how the elements of traditional writing are being
reinvented with cloud-based tools. Instead of paper, note taking,
filing cabinets, word processors, and group reports, we now have
tools like ePaper, eBooks, social bookmarking, cloud syncing,
infographics, and more. Vicki shows you how to select the right
tool, set it up quickly, and prevent common mistakes. She also
helps you teach digital citizenship and offers exciting ways to
build writing communities where students love to learn.
Essential questions at the start of each chapter to get you
thinking about the big ideas
A chapter on each of the nine essential cloud-based tools--ePaper
and eBooks; digital notebooks; social bookmarking; cloud syncing;
cloud writing apps; blogging and microblogging; wikis and website
builders; online graphic organizers and mind maps; and cartoons and
A wide variety of practical ways to use each tool in the
Alignments to the Common Core State Standards in writing
Level Up Learning--a special section at the end of each chapter to
help you review, reflect on, and apply what you've learned
Writing tips to help you make the best use of the tools and avoid
A glossary of key terms discussed in the book
Useful appendices, including reproducible material for your
No matter what grade level you teach or how much tech experience
you have, you will benefit from Vicki's compelling and practical
ideas. As she emphasizes throughout this essential book, teaching
with cloud-based tools has never been easier, more convenient, or
more important than right now. "
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