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3 Cool Tools for Persuasive Writing
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 11:00:00 PM UTC - Wednesday, March 21, 2018 12:30:00 AM UTC
Explore, compare, and contrast 3 free online tools to practice persuasive writing.
Persuasive writing is a critical skill that can seem daunting to elementary and middle school students. Now more than ever readers and writers must be able to distinguish between fact and opinion and clearly identify supporting evidence. Understanding the terms fact, opinion, and evidence is key to digital literacy. Using those elements appropriately will help students to construct (and deconstruct) an argument. Join us in the workshop to look at three tech tools that support authentic persuasive writing.

This session is for teachers at ALL technology comfort levels.**

OK2Ask are hands-on exploratory workshops, not sit & gets. We highly recommend that you attend using a computer with an updated browser (Chrome or Edge). Those attending on mobile devices may not be able to fully participate and therefore may not receive a certificate. You are welcome to join us on a mobile device, but this may jeopardize your ability to receive CEUs.


As a result of this session teachers will:
1. Understand how fact and options together form an argument;
2. Compare/Contrast three online tools for persuasive writing; and
3. Explore three online tools for persuasive writing.

Applicable ISTE Standards for Educators (2017)*: 1A; 5B; 6B
* The text of these standards is copyrighted. Please read the full text at ISTE’s Standards page: https://www.iste.org/standards/standards/for-educators

**Read more about technology comfort levels for OK2Ask here. We suggest these levels to be fair to all who attend. If you sign up for a session that is above your comfort level, you may have difficulty keeping up. Please plan to watch the archived recording after the session to catch up on things you missed.


If you've never used Adobe Connect, we suggest that you run a
quick diagnostic on your computer in advance.

If you plan to attend the session via a tablet, please install the Adobe Connect App from the Apple or Android store. You WILL need a separate keyboard in order to participate fully (and earn a professional development certificate).


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