Showing posts with label Boom Writer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Boom Writer. Show all posts

Friday, February 27, 2015

Develop Science Writing Projects on ProjectWriter

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Last month BoomWriter Media released a great new tool called ProjectWriter. ProjectWriter enables you to create writing assignments for students to complete in groups that you organize. Students log into their BoomWriter accounts (you can manage those accounts) and select the ProjectWriter tab to see their groups and their assignments. You can include a list of key terms that you want students to include in their writing assignments. The video embedded below provides an overview of the process.

Applications for Education
BoomWriter recently created a page all about using ProjectWriter in science classes. On that page you will find ideas like using ProjectWriter to have students work in groups to develop an experiment process. By using ProjectWriter for the experiment development process each student gets to contribute his or her ideas and you can monitor and give feedback on the process. Each student works on his or her section of the process individually then submits it to the group for review. This process is a bit more orderly than having all of the students trying to work on one Google Document.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Motivate Students to Write Their Best With Boom Writer

Last spring I wrote about a neat collaborative writing service for students called Boom Writer. Since then I've learned a little more about it and I am really quite pleased with it. Here's what Boom Writer is: Boom Writer provides a "starter chapter" for a story and students continue the story by writing additional chapters. The chapters submitted (anonymously) by students are voted on and the chapters receiving the most votes make it into a book that students, teachers, and parents can choose to have published by Boom Writer.

Here's a short video introduction to Boom Writer.

WGBH Boston ran a ten minute feature on Boom Writer in schools last year. You can watch that video below.

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