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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  • Compare/Contrast historical documents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!

Questions contact info
Questions?Contact Info:

  • Charles Emory:

  • Caitlin Stansell: