Friday, April 27, 2012

Episode #3: Every Kid Should Write and Publish!

Featuring Host, Mark Gura’s interview with education author and speaker, Bernard Percy

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Episode 3: Every Kid Should Write and Publish

This episode features an interview with Bernard Percy, an internationally known author and speaker on a variety of education subjects. Percy guided his elementary grade students in writing How to Grow a Child: A Child’s Advice to Parents, a book that was published and distributed internationally. Also, this episode covers a variety of approaches and resources for authentic student writing and publishing projects, such as how to create a digital book and a class newspaper.
Direct Download: EveryKidShouldWriteAndPublish_Episode_3.mp3

Episode Segments with Run Times:
1.      Opening Essay: Authentic Writing and Publishing Projects Starts @ 4:00 minutes
2.      Teacher and Class Created Textbooks: Apple website “iBooks textbooks for iPad. There’s nothing textbook about them.” and  KQED blog article – “How to Create Your Own Textbook, With or Without Apple Starts @ 10:42 minutes
3.      How To: School and Class Newspapers Segment Starts @ 14:55 minutes
4.      How To Publish Student Writing on the Web: Approaches and Resources Discussed Segment Starts @ 17:36 minutes
5.       Finding an Authentic Audience for Student Writers Segment Starts @ 19:42 minutes
6.      Every Kid Should Write and Publish – Discussion of the content of a popular YouTube Video:  Segment Starts @ 25:03 minutes
7.   Interview with Bernard Percy: As an elementary school teacher, Bernard supported and guided group of elementary grades students in writing a book that was published by a major publishing house. The book, How to Grow a Child: A Child’s Advice to Parents was published twice, with 3 decades between editions. Segment Starts @ 32:45 minutes

Links to Content and Resources

a) YouTube video: Every Kid Should Write and Publish!
b) Website: iBooks textbooks for iPad. There’s nothing textbook about them.
) Article from KQED ‘MindShift’ blog “How to Create Your Own Textbook, With or Without Apple
       d) Downloadable PDF Resource (Miami Herald):  Creating a Classroom Newspaper
      e) Scribd: Scribd is a social publishing site, where tens of millions of people share original writings and documents. Scribd's vision is to liberate the written word.
     f) Docstoc: Docstoc is an electronic document repository and online store, aimed at providing professional, financial and legal documents for the business community.
      g) Article from Edutopia Blog:  “Young Writers Become Primary Sources”
       h) One World Education: Our Mission: To prepare youth to be culturally and globally literate citizens and to enhance student engagement and learning through a classroom curriculum built around student writing on culture and global issues”
     i) Bernard Percy
      j) Bernard Percy’s Book - How to Grow a Child: A Child’s Advice to Parents

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