Giving students a wider audience for their work often vastly improves the quality of their productions and often their interest in the project. Blogging, e-publishing, connecting with professionals, video conferencing and submitting work to professional sites all provide ways students can share their work with a larger audience. The second half of the chapter explores a classroom example of a unit when students created and published a book about a current world issue. This includes criteria for making decisions about digital publishing tools, setting expectations for students, ensuring rigor in the assignment, and reflecting on the process. 

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Chapter Resources


Blogging Platforms



Linda Yollis’ students about how to leave a quality comment. Yes, we show these third graders to our high school students. Video

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Slides for Professional Development