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charles e mory caitlin s tansell

Charles Emory

Caitlin Stansell

what is mixedink
What is MixedInk?
  • Web 2.0 Collaborative Writing Tool
  • Designed to help educators and students become stronger writers
  • Adds to students’ digital literacy (citing sources, attribution)
  • Requires little scaffolding
  • Fun, creativeand user-friendly

how does mixedink work
How Does MixedInk Work?
  • Educator determines parameters
  • Students write & post their own writing
  • Students share, edit, take notes, & rate others’ writing
  • Educator assesses student writing
mixedink in the classroom
MixedInk in the Classroom?
  • Can be used across all learning disciplines
  • Puts creative process into your students’ hands
  • Synthesizes with Common Core Standards

Here’s how…

common core standards
Common Core Standards
  • Students should be able to write in a variety of styles with intended audience in mind
  • Students should be familiar with the steps of the writing process
  • Students should use technology to write collaboratively

(College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing,

Common Core Standards)

sample project
Sample Project:

“Should schools have rules prohibiting cyber-bullying?”

scaffold the process
Scaffold the Process
  • Students post results of brainstorming
  • Students post outlines of their arguments
  • Students comment on other students’ ideas
  • Students peer edit outlines and ideas
  • Students post drafts of essays
  • Students rate best versions by deadline
p rompts for class discussion
Prompts for Class Discussion
  • Why is this version the best?
  • What was your reasoning when you made this comment?
  • Does this version include opposing view on the issue?
social studies
Social Studies
  • Have a debate on social issues

  • Compare/Contrast historical documents

  • Collaborative lab reports

  • Story problems!

world languages
World Languages
  • Create a story
  • Critique a story


  • Analyze a text
  • Construct a sonnet

exam practice
Exam Practice
  • Students create sample test questions
  • Students answer sample test questions!