Literacy and Literature - Publishing for a
Publishing student work on the Internet can provide an
authentic opportunity for children to build confidence in their abilities and share &
display their personal writing with a much larger audience. For this RWLO, you
will learn about the benefits of publishing student work online and explore an
excellent web site that has published the writing of children from over 160
countries from around the world. You will also be introduced to COPPA, a law
passed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and learn how it relates to
children's privacy online and have the opportunity to explore and identify a
student publishing web site that you can use in your classroom.
Introduction to Publishing Student Work on the
Review the following slides from the short PowerPoint presentation
"Introduction to Publishing Student Work on the Internet" (publishing.ppt - 72.5 KB).
Select a Student Publishing site
Review the various student publishing web sites listed in the
Supplementary Resources section on the web site and select one that you might use in your K-12
classroom. Once you've identified a site, answer the following questions:
Which student publishing site do you plan to use and what is the URL?
How might you use the student publishing activity to enrich an activity in your classroom?
When was the site you selected last updated and what is the suggested age range?
How can student work be submitted to the site you selected? What
information do you need to provide?
What curriculum standards could this activity address?
How do you think providing students with the opportunity to publish
their own work will help them better understand how authors revise, edit,
and publish their own work?
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