Motivating Students to Write with Digital Storytelling: Free Webcast on April 22 for Writing X Tech Week

Nine free webcasts by leading educators also archived for anytime viewing

What: Webcast on Creating Digital Stories
Who: Dr. Bernard Robin, Associate Professor of Learning, Design and Technology, University of Houston
When: Wednesday, April 22, 2016, 10:00 a.m. PST
Where: Register at
Description: In this session, Dr. Bernard Robin will walk us through how he created a digital story using just one picture: a family photograph taken in 1926. Come and learn how using internet search tools to investigate different items in the photo can lead to deep explorations that enhance student engagement with topics and ideas in subject areas such as history, economics, advertising, immigration, entertainment, and culture. See how this type of activity can be used in your classroom to support teaching and learning.

About Writing X Tech:
Turnitin Writing X Tech ( #writingxtech ) offers nine webcasts during the week of April 18 to 22. Theme for this year's series is The Writing Mindset and how thinking differently about writing can engage students and set them up for success. Webcasts are offered for educators in higher ed and K-12. Teachers may also find sessions suitable for students to participate. Turnitin hosts Writing X Tech each year to bring compelling, thought-provoking topics into the discourse about writing instruction. Speakers come from diverse backgrounds and often express refreshing and new ideas that teachers in K-12 and academic instructors may not have considered before. These sessions and previous years are archived at

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