#makeitreal Archive


Wednesday May 31, 2017
9:30 PM EDT

  • participatechat May 31 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    Participate in the upcoming #makeitreal by sharing resources and collaborating at https://t.co/yMwKnN1Bl2
  • RadfordAmy May 31 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    Hey everybody at #makeitreal! I'm Amy from TN.
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    Krista from WI here! I teach 8th grade English. Excited to #makeitreal tonight!
  • CoachCueva May 31 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    Melinda Cave, 7th grade reading & writing teacher from Rosenberg, TX Super excited for this! #MakeItReal
  • WPMadden May 31 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    Hi everyone! Bill from PA. 6th gr T. Making it real this summer with a VR assignment https://t.co/jUeCVG3ijJ #makeitreal
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 31 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    Laura, HS Eng and tech coach from Missouri , ready to #MakeItReal .
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    So happy to see you Amy! Great chatting on Voxer today too! :) #makeitreal
    In reply to @RadfordAmy
  • jasongriffinhgs May 31 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    Good evening, Jason, elem. principal from NC! #makeitreal
  • Ruschweiland30 May 31 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    Casey, 7th Grade special ed from WI! #makeitreal
  • bfarrauto May 31 @ 9:32 PM EDT
    Hello #makeitreal Bill from NJ. 4th grade teacher.
  • SaraKiffe May 31 @ 9:32 PM EDT
    Sara from MT. I teach 3rd grade now, but taught 6th English for 10 years! #makeitreal
  • Laura_Jennaro May 31 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    Another fast and furious chat! Thanks PLN - love the ideas! #kidsdeserveit Be sure to hop to #makeitreal chat!
  • michelelkelly May 31 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    Michele from MO jumping in from #KidsDeserveIt! #makeitreal
  • stephenkelley85 May 31 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    Hi, everyone, Steve SPED teacher, IA! #makeitreal
  • JustinTech May 31 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    Justin in PA. K-12 Tech director. Ready to #makeitreal
  • WPMadden May 31 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    Thanks! I have awesome Ss this year that will take this a fly with it! #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • NowakRo May 31 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    Roman Nowak, Ontario, Canada. Attempting to make this chat #MakeItReal
  • stephenkelley85 May 31 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    Nice to see you Kelley! #MakeItReal
    In reply to @michelelkelly
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 31 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    Excited to be here, and it was fun on @voxer with you and @RadfordAmy today. Oh, and the man himself , @MathDenisNJ . #MakeItReal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod, @voxer, @RadfordAmy, @MathDenisNJ
  • Laura_Jennaro May 31 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    Laura - lead learner for Wisconsin jumping in to learn about writing! #makeitreal
  • sdtitmas May 31 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    Scott from NJ checking in for a bit of #MakeItReal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • kiflygo May 31 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    Kiley from Northern VA - interviewing for MS Science positions as a career switcher. Glad to be here! #makeitreal
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    Our 1st question is on its way in 1 minute! #MakeItReal
  • michelelkelly May 31 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    Wouldn't miss it, BFF! #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • alexa_corniel May 31 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    Alexa from San Diego ready to make it real 🕺 #MakeItReal
  • stephenkelley85 May 31 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    It is like 2 days Krista, Thx nice to see you! #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    Q1 How do you make writing real & relevant in your classroom? #makeitreal
  • MsHoskinsTech May 31 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    Hi all! Marisa Hoskins here-ICT Specialist Hong Kong! #makeitreal
  • NowakRo May 31 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    A1. Writing has to be personal and less restrictive. When you write from the heart, you are passionate, you are willing. #makeitreal
  • stephenkelley85 May 31 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    Hahahaha! Thx #makeitreal
    In reply to @michelelkelly
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    A1 Ss write reading response letters, a casual letter frm them to me about what they're reading & how they feel about it #MakeItReal
  • sdtitmas May 31 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    Hey Jason! Year is winding down but making every moment worthwhile. #makeitreal
    In reply to @jasongriffinhgs, @ItsMrsPenrod
  • RadfordAmy May 31 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    A1-I let my Ss pick how they want to write whenever possible-on a doc, slides, a video, an infographic, etc. #makeitreal #choices
  • CoachCueva May 31 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    A1: Student blogging, writing stories and sharing them w/retirement home, letters to actual people for real reasons #makeitreal
  • Ruschweiland30 May 31 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    A1: Offering choice, incorporating student interests, giving students the outcome and having them design the path! #makeitreal
  • michelelkelly May 31 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    A1: By giving my Ss more freedom to create/ produce something they are passionate about #makeitreal
  • jasongriffinhgs May 31 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    A1 It's important for Ts to allow Ss to reflect and what better way than to put their thoughts into words! #makeitreal
  • MsHoskinsTech May 31 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    A1-Give students voice and choice-have them create the writing prompts #makeitreal
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    A1(b) Having Ss create writing prompts vs. teacher assigning writing prompts #MakeItReal
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    Shoutout 2 my Milton peeps @Laura_Jennaro and @Ruschweiland30 for joining tonight. If you aren't following them, you need to be! #makeitreal
  • CoachCueva May 31 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    They do so much better when they care what they are writing about!! #makeitreal
    In reply to @michelelkelly
  • NowakRo May 31 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    Writing, like art, is messy. It is a process, it is not perfect. We need to show kids that writing is about expression. #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • JustinTech May 31 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    A1: In Math, I had to build a culture of writing in the classroom using Collins Type 1 & 2, pair, and share #makeitreal
  • bfarrauto May 31 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    A1: Quit thinking of writing as own individual subject. Go across the curriculum whenever you can. #makeitreal
  • RadfordAmy May 31 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    I tried dialogue journals this year. I wrote back and forth with each individual S. Time-consuming but worth it! #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • michelelkelly May 31 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    A1: And I'm like a broken record- CHOICE #makeitreal
  • WPMadden May 31 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    A1: Asking Ss to respond to opinion questions w/ no right or wrong answers, only strong or weak replies in posts,then Ss discuss #makeitreal
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    That authentic audience really makes writing REAL! #makeitreal
    In reply to @CoachCueva
  • CoachJonCraig May 31 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    Jon, Langhorne PA, APUSH teacher and instructional coach #MakeItReal
  • michelelkelly May 31 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    Yes! And HOW they're writing it! #makeitreal
    In reply to @CoachCueva
  • sdtitmas May 31 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    A1 Give Ss a choice! Set a goal for skills but let Ss choose the topics they write about. #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • JustinTech May 31 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    I agree Bill! Most powerful strategy I ever used in the math classroom was student writing. #MakeItReal
    In reply to @bfarrauto
  • Laura_Jennaro May 31 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    A1: choice and voice friends! #makeitreal
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 31 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    A1: Have Ss look 4 diff types= billboards, songs, news articles, comics, poetry, short stories, movie scripts, memos, & more. #MakeItReal
  • MsHoskinsTech May 31 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    Totally! Providing students with an authentic audience does make a world of difference! #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod, @CoachCueva
  • bfarrauto May 31 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    I need to incorporate that a lot more next year. Didn't do it as much as I should've. #makeitreal
    In reply to @JustinTech
  • SaraKiffe May 31 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    S's wrote animal papers, then made them into GoogleSlide Shows, and now are giving speeches about them.#makeitreal
  • JustinTech May 31 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    If Ss take the time to write, make the time to honor their writing. #makeitreal
  • Ruschweiland30 May 31 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A1: We write to express ourselves, not for a grade! #makeitreal
  • WPMadden May 31 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    Absolutely. #makeitreal
    In reply to @Laura_Jennaro
  • CoachCueva May 31 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A1: Any writing assignment should have a real audience. What is the purpose of writing if just the teacher is going to see it #makeitreal
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    Q2 is coming up in 1 minute #makeitreal
  • michelelkelly May 31 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    Exactly! They may not be passionate abt the Oregon Trail, but they loved "Instagramming" their way across it! 😂 #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • bfarrauto May 31 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A1: Slapping a grade on a paper doesn't make it relevant. Share and share some more. Blog, post. #makeitreal
  • alexa_corniel May 31 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A1- Staying current. @Newsela + social media helps. SD Zoo announced a new exhibit, using that as our current opinion piece. #makeitreal
  • sdtitmas May 31 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    Do you get Scholastic News, @Newsela @ReadWorks ? These are great and relevant resources. #makeitreal
    In reply to @bfarrauto, @JustinTech, @Newsela, @ReadWorks
  • MsHoskinsTech May 31 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    One thing I've been doing for myself recently-is using Grid Diary App to journal. Could be great for classroom use! #makeitreal
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    Q2 What do you think students struggle with the most when writing? How do you address it? #MakeItReal
  • NowakRo May 31 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    #Booksnaps Be creative with writing and communicating! Not all formal! #makeitreal
    In reply to @michelelkelly, @ItsMrsPenrod
  • michelelkelly May 31 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    My Ss who "hated" to write sure came up with some creative hashtags #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • JustinTech May 31 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    I had an audience of 12 when I went through school... my 12 english teachers. #MakeItReal publish a class blog to the world!
    In reply to @CoachCueva
  • stephenkelley85 May 31 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    A1) Can we connect writing to the the new technology? Twitter, blog, snap chat, Instagram & whatever comes next? #makeitreal
  • sdtitmas May 31 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    Agreed! We love to share our writing by reading it on @flipgrid Allows other Ss anywhere in the world to respond. #makeitreal
    In reply to @MsHoskinsTech, @ItsMrsPenrod, @CoachCueva, @flipgrid
  • CoachJonCraig May 31 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    A1: Blog writing, Letters to Veterans, Creative prompts #makeitreal
  • alexa_corniel May 31 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    A1- The Sustainable Development Goals are awesome to bring global awareness + social impact in the classroom too. #makeitreal
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A2 I see Ss struggling to add detail to their writing in a world full of shortcuts & tweets- can we blame them? #MakeItReal
  • WPMadden May 31 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    Agreed. Once Ss begin to share writing becomes relevant, then meaningful. They become focused on product, not grade. #makeitreal
    In reply to @bfarrauto
  • michelelkelly May 31 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    Yes! They could "blog" like they were going along with Lewis & Clark, but writing a journal? Not so much. #makeitreal
    In reply to @NowakRo, @ItsMrsPenrod
  • MsHoskinsTech May 31 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A2-Most of our student body are ESL learners-so primary challenge is grammar and ability to express themselves in English #makeitreal
  • CoachCueva May 31 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    Yaaaaas!! @flipgrid is fantastic! I plan on incorporating it as much as possible this upcoming year! #makeitreal
    In reply to @sdtitmas, @MsHoskinsTech, @ItsMrsPenrod, @flipgrid, @flipgrid
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 31 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    Nope! Real world writing comes in all shapes, incl CD covers, blogs, Facebook pages, picture books, Web pages, resumés, etc. #MakeItReal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • RadfordAmy May 31 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A2-My Ss struggle with the correct mechanics. It seems to have been lost somewhere. I is not lowercase, for example! #makeitreal
  • Ruschweiland30 May 31 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    Q2: Buy-in. They view writing as a tedious task because we set so many rules and boundaries. Need to break the mold! #makeitreal
  • NowakRo May 31 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    A2. Struggle with revising, correcting. They just want to get it done. We need to make it relevant, passionate. CHOICE! #makeitreal
  • bfarrauto May 31 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    Agreed. Their bombarded by shortcuts! #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • Sallie_mrsB May 31 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    #makeitreal Sallie from WI, late as always, but still ready to join and talk writing! ❤️
  • SlaterPBISMN May 31 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    A2 let students write about their dreams and passion. Don't worry about spelling and grammar. Let their thoughts come alive! #makeitreal
  • alexa_corniel May 31 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    A2- Elaboration! Kids have awesome ideas, need help explaining & connecting. #MakeItReal
  • NowakRo May 31 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    A2. Teach kids that it is not about perfection. It is about real and from the heart. They can make a difference. #makeitreal
  • HJohnsonOMS May 31 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    I also have Ss who struggle with that... revising in general. They want to do it once and be done. #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • WPMadden May 31 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    A2: Biggest hurdle I find at first Ss struggle 2 let go & believe their thoughts matter. Celebrate & share their work 2 overcome #makeitreal
  • sdtitmas May 31 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    Have you checked out the Readworks digital ? I love it. #makeitreal
    In reply to @bfarrauto, @JustinTech, @Newsela, @ReadWorks
  • Ruschweiland30 May 31 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    Q2: In my role, many students struggle with language itself, so it's about providing assistive tech so they successfully write! #makeitreal
  • michelelkelly May 31 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    A2: They struggle the most with connecting to it. If they can't relate to the topic or content, it's very difficult #makeitreal
  • CoachCueva May 31 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    A2: Grammar & buy-in! Start by making it relevant. With that, students are more likely to care about how their writing looks #makeitreal
  • RadfordAmy May 31 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    I totally agree. I have got to figure that one out! #makeitreal
    In reply to @NowakRo
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 31 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    A2: Also need to throw in pure fun writing with no pressure of correctness and peer/class sharing. Safe but fun. #MakeItReal
  • alexa_corniel May 31 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    A2- Address it by questioning. Mock trial status: you say this..but why.. why important...how does this connect... gavel & all! #MakeItReal
  • NowakRo May 31 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    A2. It is ok to struggle with writing. Teach them how to deal with lack of ideas, grammar & overcoming hurdles...etc. #MakeItReal
  • JustinTech May 31 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    A2: Ss struggle because they are afraid to fail & the revision process is seen as repeated failure to get it right. No Red Pens! #makeitreal
  • CoachJonCraig May 31 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    A2: Basic paragraph structure& how to be concise; Work on repetition, modeling, & student modeling #makeitreal
  • giveawayvedium May 31 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    A2: They struggle the most with connecting to it. If they can't relate to the topic or content, it's very difficult #makeitreal
  • HJohnsonOMS May 31 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    Do you have any tips for motivating them to revise & learn it's a cycle? #makeitreal
    In reply to @NowakRo
  • MsHoskinsTech May 31 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    It's a journal in the form of a grid with different writing prompts that you can select by category-great for reflection! #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • stephenkelley85 May 31 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    The biggest problem in my area is Ss think they can just write a paper with no plan! A work in progress! #makeitreal
  • bfarrauto May 31 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    I have. Looking to use it next year. #makeitreal
    In reply to @sdtitmas, @JustinTech, @Newsela, @ReadWorks
  • CoachCueva May 31 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    @edublogs is what I use and I love it! I also know that many use @wordpressdotcom #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod, @JustinTech, @edublogs, @wordpressdotcom
  • NowakRo May 31 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    Don't teach same thing at once. Give them a choice. If it doesn't speak to them, they won't want to invest the time and energy. #makeitreal
    In reply to @HJohnsonOMS
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    Be ready for something a little different for “Q3” in 1 minute #makeitreal
  • NowakRo May 31 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    Publish work online, share. Go outside of school walls. When it is for someone other than teacher, a different focus is taken. #makeitreal
    In reply to @HJohnsonOMS
  • SaraKiffe May 31 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    A2:Students can struggle for ideas. During writing workshop, I have them make idea pages to fall back on when they are stuck.#makeitreal
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 31 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    On the "fun writing" where peers read the writings, Ss begin to get pickier about editing in general so writing is understood. #MakeItReal
    In reply to @HJohnsonOMS, @ItsMrsPenrod
  • bfarrauto May 31 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    A2: My Ss sometimes think I'm asking them to write a dissertation . I stage it into small steps. #makeitreal
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    Shoutout to @Sallie_mrsB the literacy guru! Welcome lady! #MakeItReal
  • sdtitmas May 31 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    I'm your guy! You just let me know when. You can use my promo code for the full version. SDTITMAS #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod, @MsHoskinsTech, @CoachCueva, @flipgrid
  • stephenkelley85 May 31 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    Yes, choice is very important! #makeitreal
    In reply to @NowakRo, @HJohnsonOMS
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    Q3 Pose a question you have about writing & how to #MakeItReal
  • bfarrauto May 31 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    Love this. One of our first assignments. #makeitreal
    In reply to @SaraKiffe
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    A3 Do you think we should require Ss to handwrite things vs. type, or can it be up to them? #MakeItReal
  • NowakRo May 31 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    A3. How can you differentiate writing at all levels with kids all while keeping learning organized? #makeitreal
  • bfarrauto May 31 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    Failure = Success #makeitreal
    In reply to @JustinTech
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 31 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    I like promo codes! #MakeItReal
    In reply to @sdtitmas, @ItsMrsPenrod, @MsHoskinsTech, @CoachCueva, @flipgrid
  • RadfordAmy May 31 @ 9:52 PM EDT
    A3-Our state has standardized writing essay tests. How can I make that interesting and/or exciting to students? #makeitreal
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    A3(b) What kinds of real-world writing activities/prompts do you use in your classroom?#MakeItReal
  • SlaterPBISMN May 31 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    Q3 When was the last time you had to write a paper around something that you didn't care about and who made you write it? #makeitreal
  • michelelkelly May 31 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    My 4th graders struggle with a Literary Essay. It seems to turn into an opinion-writing-prompt type project, which I hate 😒 #makeitreal
  • MsHoskinsTech May 31 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    A3-Should we incorporate multiple forms of literacy into writing skills? Ie. Digital literacy, film literacy, computer literay #makeitreal
  • RadfordAmy May 31 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    I think they should mostly type because that is the world we live in now. #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • alexa_corniel May 31 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A3- Best tips for writing celebrations / class share sessions #MakeItReal
  • WPMadden May 31 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A3: Lebron or Steph; Cavs or Warriors; Cleveland or Oakland; Pens or Predators; Pittsburgh or Nashville. Pick one a make ur case #makeitreal
  • sdtitmas May 31 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    I don't think requiring anything is the solution. However for the sake of my eyes lasting my whole career, I'd love Ss to type! #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • SaraKiffe May 31 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    A3: How do you make editing relevant, and not snuff out the magic and fun of writing?#makeitreal
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 31 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    I call it, Super Happy Fun Circle Time Friday. They don't have to know it's safe. Just fun. #MakeItReal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • sdtitmas May 31 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    Sign up Laura, we can chat after #MakeItReal
    In reply to @SteinbrinkLaura, @ItsMrsPenrod, @MsHoskinsTech, @CoachCueva, @flipgrid
  • michelelkelly May 31 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    This... 🙌🙌🙌 #makeitreal
    • SlaterPBISMN May 31 @ 9:53 PM EDT
      Q3 When was the last time you had to write a paper around something that you didn't care about and who made you write it? #makeitreal
  • stephenkelley85 May 31 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    What is the correct balance between traditional writing & what is in the future? #makeitreal
  • CoachJonCraig May 31 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A3 Has standardized testing shown any positive impact on writing? #makeitreal
  • jasongriffinhgs May 31 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    I have to head out early. I hope everyone finishes the week on a positive note! #MakeItReal
  • CoachCueva May 31 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    Turn it into a game! Relay races, scavenger hunts, etc Get them moving and working. They'll be excited about editing not bummed! #makeitreal
    In reply to @SaraKiffe
  • JustinTech May 31 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A3: How do we build a culture of writing across all subject areas? #MakeItReal
  • stephenkelley85 May 31 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    Yes! Krista! #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • HJohnsonOMS May 31 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    I'm trying something new. Ss in flex groups based on needs. While I meet with a group, other Ss will do personalized practice. #makeitreal
    In reply to @NowakRo
  • bfarrauto May 31 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    A3: Writing vs Typing? That's tough. Need both skills. I'd lean typing. #MakeItReal
  • WPMadden May 31 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    #makeitreal
    In reply to @JustinTech
  • sdtitmas May 31 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    I think we always need to be looking at the future but nothing wrong with teaching fundamentals to do that. #makeitreal
    In reply to @stephenkelley85
  • Ruschweiland30 May 31 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    Q3: In what ways do you successfully write about reading in your classrooms?#makeitreal
  • JustinTech May 31 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    and speaking.. voice to text #MakeItReal
    In reply to @bfarrauto
  • WPMadden May 31 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    Stop limiting Ss to subject they are in. Learning, thinking, writing can occur anywhere. #ditchbook #makeitreal
    In reply to @JustinTech
  • HJohnsonOMS May 31 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    My Ss designed their own fundraising projects for local nonprofits. They had to communicate w/ organizations & advertise. #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • CoachCueva May 31 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    Students can write what they want to say and then record themselves talking about it on @flipgrid Then other classmates can see #makeitreal
    In reply to @Ruschweiland30, @flipgrid
  • sdtitmas May 31 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    Don't focus so much on the "small stuff." Think bigger picture when it comes to writing. #makeitreal
    In reply to @SaraKiffe
  • stephenkelley85 May 31 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    I'll date myself, but I thought the electric typewriter! Was High Tech! LOL! #makeitreal
    In reply to @bfarrauto
  • WPMadden May 31 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    Gamification! Great idea! #makeitreal
    In reply to @CoachCueva, @SaraKiffe
  • HJohnsonOMS May 31 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    For watching our multimedia poems we had a red carpet and popcorn! #makeitreal
    In reply to @alexa_corniel
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 31 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    Both skills are still in demand, so don't exclusively focus on one. Writing on paper 📝 should get a nod every now and then. #makeitreal
    In reply to @stephenkelley85
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 10:00 PM EDT
    #makeitreal Check out this great book study opportunity this summer! Connect with @SteinbrinkLaura for more details!
  • JustinTech May 31 @ 10:00 PM EDT
    Turn writing into something.. recap, podcasting, storyboarding, it's endless! #MakeItReal
    In reply to @CoachCueva, @Ruschweiland30, @flipgrid
  • SaraKiffe May 31 @ 10:00 PM EDT
    A3(b)Ss wrote persuasive letters about getting a class pet. Then we got that class pet. Based on I Wanna Iguana.#makeitreal
  • Ruschweiland30 May 31 @ 10:01 PM EDT
    #makeitreal Thanks KP for the great discussion! Look at you go!
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 10:01 PM EDT
    Wow tonight’s conversations were amazing! You all are wonderful educators & it was a pleasure to get to know you all. Thank you! #MakeItReal
  • ItsMrsPenrod May 31 @ 10:01 PM EDT
    So #real tonight in #makeitreal
    • WPMadden May 31 @ 9:58 PM EDT
      Stop limiting Ss to subject they are in. Learning, thinking, writing can occur anywhere. #ditchbook #makeitreal
      In reply to @JustinTech
  • RadfordAmy May 31 @ 10:01 PM EDT
    Great job tonight! Way to #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • NowakRo May 31 @ 10:01 PM EDT
    Thanks for the chat! Love talking and learning about writing! This was awesome. Thanks @ItsMrsPenrod #makeitreal
  • JustinTech May 31 @ 10:01 PM EDT
    Thanks for hosting @ItsMrsPenrod #MakeItReal
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 31 @ 10:01 PM EDT
    Get the Voxer app and join "Instant Relevance" to see it. I'm steinbrinklaura on Voxer. #MakeItReal https://t.co/i5NPlv3ebu
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • michelelkelly May 31 @ 10:01 PM EDT
    Thank YOU @ItsMrsPenrod for a great chat! You rocked it!!! #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod, @ItsMrsPenrod
  • CoachCueva May 31 @ 10:02 PM EDT
    Thank you so much @ItsMrsPenrod for a great chat! I got so many great ideas and can't wait to start planning! #makeitreal
  • bfarrauto May 31 @ 10:02 PM EDT
    Great job @ItsMrsPenrod!! Awesome discussions tonight!! #MakeItReal
  • WPMadden May 31 @ 10:03 PM EDT
    Thanks sooo much everyone, especially @ItsMrsPenrod Fantastic job running tonight's chat! Have a great rest of your school year! #makeitreal
  • WPMadden May 31 @ 10:04 PM EDT
    @RecapThat is a great and easy tool to use. Ss love it! #makeitreal
    In reply to @JustinTech, @CoachCueva, @Ruschweiland30, @flipgrid, @RecapThat
  • stephenkelley85 May 31 @ 10:04 PM EDT
    3 1st you diagrammed sentences, next you had to write in cursive( How many Ss don't know how to do it today)Those days are Gone! #makeitreal
    In reply to @ItsMrsPenrod
  • MsHoskinsTech May 31 @ 10:09 PM EDT
    Thanks so much everyone! Great chat! #makeitreal
  • stephenkelley85 May 31 @ 10:09 PM EDT
    Thank You, to all! Great chat! Moderators, especially!!!! #awesome #makeitreal
    In reply to @JustinTech, @CoachCueva, @bfarrauto, @NowakRo, @HJohnsonOMS, @CoachJonCraig
  • stephenkelley85 May 31 @ 10:10 PM EDT
    Thanks, for the invit, Krista!!!! #makeitreal
    In reply to @JustinTech, @CoachCueva, @bfarrauto, @NowakRo, @HJohnsonOMS, @CoachJonCraig
  • WPMadden May 31 @ 10:10 PM EDT
    My post about @RecapThat earlier this year https://t.co/ME0EBa0Xqv #makeitreal
    In reply to @JustinTech, @CoachCueva, @Ruschweiland30, @flipgrid, @RecapThat, @RecapThat
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 31 @ 10:11 PM EDT
    Great chat tonight ,#MakeItReal gang! Thanks for moderating @ItsMrsPenrod ! Great job!
  • stephenkelley85 May 31 @ 10:12 PM EDT
    I like it!! Thx #makeitreal
    In reply to @alexa_corniel
  • Rdene915 May 31 @ 10:13 PM EDT
    RecapThat: RT WPMadden: JustinTech CoachCueva Ruschweiland30 flipgrid RecapThat is a great and easy tool to use. Ss love it! #makeitreal Tr…
  • Leighanne_geib May 31 @ 10:21 PM EDT
    @SteinbrinkLaura would love to know more about the summer book study! Also, can you tell me more about #makeitreal
  • SteinbrinkLaura May 31 @ 10:27 PM EDT
    #MakeItReal=hashtag 4 chat geared around book by @MathDenisNJ ,available on Amazon. Relevance=learning & engagement.
    In reply to @Leighanne_geib, @MathDenisNJ