"Writing Across the Curriculum Using Technology"
Instructor: Barbara A. Schulz
John Hopkins University CTE
May Semester 2000

Lesson 1
(T May 9th)
Introduction and
Teacher Issues

Lesson 2
(TH May 11Th)
The Writing Cycle

Lesson 3
(SAT 5/13 AM)

Lesson 4
(SAT- 5/13 PM)

Lesson 5
On with the Writing

Lesson 6

Lesson 7
(SAT - 5/20)

Lesson 8
(SAT -5/20)

Lesson 9

Using Chat rooms
and whiteboards
for writing &

Lesson 10
(TH 5/25)*

Lesson 11 &
Lesson 12 (SAT)*

*Schedule for
these classes may
vary by individual


Lesson 4 (Saturday Afternoon)


  • Explore different writing packages
  • Student Writing Center - Basic word processor ...... moves slowly and easy steps for beginners...... Most frequently used section is the Bibliography. (Demonstrate use)
  • Microsoft Word - Many features to demo ---
    • Show basic wordprocessing features.... font, alignment, bullets, spell check, thesaurus,
    • inserting graphics
    • Word Art
    • Hypertext links
    • web page templates
    • tracking changes
    • Save as html
  • Word Perfect
    • I am out of touch..... anyone want to give details here?


Beaumont Writing PODs

  • Tools at hand
  • Peer editing
  • Chatting
  • Turns to HTML

Exploring the POD in more depth:

  • Setting up PODs with story starters
  • Working with POD administration
  • Logging chats
  • Allowing whole classes into the POD
  • Setting up PODs for collaborative groups
  • Saving, printing, deleting PODs
  • Using the tools on the sidebar of the POD.....
    -- explore the tools available on the sidebar and discuss uses in the classroom for them......
  • class would start in one scheduled POD chat, and then move to small groups (that
    participants would set up themselves) either by grade level or subject to have further discussions


**********Lab time ********


Curriculum Links for "Planning our Writing"

Writing Lesson Plans Workshop time to create a lesson plan for the beginning(Prewriting and Planning) of a writing unit/cycle. Include the prewriting and planning stages, MSPAP outcomes, etc.

Homework: Join a group on our CourseSite and email the instructor with the name of your group, and the focus of your project. You may want to arrange yourselves by grade level or curriculum area groups. You will be creating a "Writing Process" plan, and the members of your group will mentor each other through the process. The "Writing Process" plan will be shared at the last class, and added to your electronic portfolio.

Copyright 2000 by Barbara Schulz
Johns Hopkins University-
Center for Technology in Education

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