"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 - 5/21)

Lesson 8
(SAT -5/21)

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



1.) Lesson 2 - Due 5/11/00 Try one new way of grouping your students. Share the pros and cons of this grouping method on the Discussion Board for the class. Respond to someone else's message.

2.)Lesson 3 - Due by 5/16/00 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.

3.) Research: Due 5/18/00 - Write a summary of at least 2 educational articles concerning writing and technology. Post these summaries under the Discussion thread "Article Summaries". Use the APA style for citing those sources.

4.) Lesson 5:Due 5/18/00 - Come to class prepared to share your system's Acceptable Use Policy.

5.)You will be creating a "Writing Process Project", and the members of your group will mentor each other through the process. It will consist of at least 3 lesson plans for different parts of the writing process.

For example, a lesson plan for a letter written to King George to persuade him to lift the taxes off the colonists (Curriculum integration) would include a lesson for each of these parts of the writing process:

  • prewriting
  • revising
  • editing/publishing

Each of the 3 lesson plans should include:

  • a proper lesson format or instructional design
  • involve different types of technology/telecommunications
  • connect to your curriculum
  • standards/outcomes/objectives
  • An assessment for the students such as an evaluation rubric or plan.
  • An assessment of the lesson from your point of view. This can be in the form of a journal entry kept as you progress through the lesson. Or things you will look for as you teach the lessons later to know whether the lessons were successful.

The "Writing Process Project" will be shared at the last class, (Due 5/23/00 or 5/25/00) and added to your electronic portfolio. Design a creative method of displaying either your lessons or samples of student work at this time.

6.) Optional Online time --- If class agrees to log in at least 6 hours of online time, we can present our final projects on 5/23 and 5/25, and not meet on Saturday 5/27/00.

Possible Online suggestions - (Remember - you need to document your time for at least 6 hours of online activity, and email the final documentation(s) to the instructor by 5/23/00):

1.) Post a lesson plan to class Message Board.Ask for colleagues to evaluate/edit it. Attach the documentation to the email to the instructor.

2.) Use the lesson plan in the classroom and bring the evaluation of it to an online class meeting to share successes, discuss problems, etc. See schedule for online class meetings.

3.) Start or participate in a discussion in the chat rooms with others in our class concerning an educational issue. Invite others in the class to participate. Attach the log of the discussion.

4.) Post a list of urls for an appropriate site for your curricular topic in the Message Center.

5.) Post responses in the Discussion area under " My Best Lessons" or "Best lessons on the Net". Respond to another student's entry.

6.) Post your best "rubric" or method of assessment to a discussion thread.

7.) Remember, this is a suggested list. You may add any products of your own choice that can be used to document the usage of your online time.



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

Scribes Online
Expeditions Online