Writing Moves

Composing in a Digital World

  • Section 1: Using Digital Tools to Support Reading, Writing, Collaboration, and Creativity

    Purpose: Reading in Digital Spaces

    THE DESIGN OF READING APPS

    Resources for Reading in Digital Spaces

    • Adobe Reader
    • Notability
    • Evernote
    • Other Useful Reading Apps

    Purpose: Generating Ideas and Planning

    Using Mind Maps

    THE DESIGN OF MIND-MAPPING TOOLS

    Resources and Tools for Mind-Mapping

    • Coggle
    • MindMup
    • Drawing and Sketching Programs/Apps

    Using Timeline Creators

    THE DESIGN OF TIMELINE CREATORS

    Resources for Creating Timelines

    • Teachnology Timeline Creator
    • Sutori

    Using Outlining Tools

    THE DESIGN OF OUTLINING TOOLS

    Outlining Resources

    • MS Word Outline Tool
    • Notetaking App Outliners
    • Other Outlining Tools: Pages, Google Docs,
    • Outliner
    • OWL, the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University

    Purpose: Drafting, Collaborating, and Managing

    Content

    Using Multipurpose Document Tools

    THE DESIGN OF MULTIPURPOSE DOCUMENT TOOLS

    Resources for Multipurpose Document Tools

    • Evernote

    Resources for Evernote

    • Other Multipurpose Tools

    Using Document Creation/Collaboration Tools

    THE DESIGN OF DOCUMENT CREATION/

    COLLABORATION TOOLS

    • Google Docs

    Resources for Google

    • Dropbox

    Resources for Dropbox

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  • Section 2: Building a Local  Writing/Learning Community Online

    Purpose: Entering a Classroom Environment Online with a Learning Management System

    THE DESIGN OF LMSs

    Learning Management System Resources

    • Blackboard Learn
    • Moodle
    • Sakai-based LMS

    Purpose: Creating a Collaborative Writing Site Using a Wiki

    THE DESIGN OF WIKIS

    Resources for Wikis

    • Wikispaces
    • PBworks

    Purpose: Holding a Writer-Guided Conversation on a Blog

    THE DESIGN OF BLOGS

    Resources for Blogs

    • Blogger
    • WordPress
    • Tumblr

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  • Section 3: Circulating and Publishing to Engage with a Wider Audience

    Purpose: Reading and Posting to Discussion Boards and Other Platforms

    THE DESIGN OF DISCUSSION BOARDS

    Joining a Public Discussion with Reddit

    Resources for Reddit

    • Reddit 101
    • Reddit Help

    Making Short Contributions with a Twitter Microblog

    THE DESIGN OF TWITTER

    Resources for Readers and Writers

    • Twitter Poetry
    • Twitter Fiction
    • Discussion Sites for Books, Movies, and Music
    • Fan Sites

    Purpose: Finding Writing Communities and Publication Spaces

    THE DESIGN OF WRITING COMMUNITY SPACES

    Resources for Writers

    • Writing on General Topics

    HubPages

    BuzzFeed

    • Writing in Creative Genres

    Writers-Network

    Writer's Cafe

    Wattpad

    All Poetry

    Young Writers Society

    • Fan Fiction Groups

    FanFiction

    Other Resources

    Purpose: Blogging for the Public

    THE DESIGN OF PUBLIC BLOGS

    Entering the Blogosphere

    Using Effective Blogging Strategies

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  • Section 4: Composing Multimodally

    Purpose: Planning a Multimodal Composition with a Storyboard

    THE DESIGN OF STORYBOARDS

    Resources for Storyboarding

    • Digital Storytelling
    • Digital Writing 101
    • Storyboard That
    • Storyboard 3D
    • Other Storyboarding Apps

    Purpose: Composing with Digital Images

    Using Image Banks

    THE DESIGN OF IMAGE BANKS

    Resources for Finding Digital Images

    • Flickr
    • Morguefile
    • Shutterstock
    • Creative Commons

    Using Image-Editing Tools

    THE DESIGN OF IMAGE-EDITING TOOLS

    Resources for Image Editing

    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Gimp
    • iPhoto
    • The Primer on Digital Photos

    Purpose: Using Sound and Narration

    THE DESIGN OF AUDIO SCRIPTS

    Resources for Composing Audio Narration and

    Podcasts

    • NPR Radio Programs

    This American Life (TAL)

    The Moth

    Radiolab

    • Audio Storytelling Resources

    TED Talk: "The Clues to a Great Story."

    NPR Editorial Training—Audio

    Video: "Telling Great Radio Stories"

    Essay: "Podcast Brain: Why Do Audio Stories Captivate?"

    Working with Audio Editing

    THE DESIGN OF AUDIO-EDITING TOOLS

    Strategies for Audio Editing

    Resources for Working with Sound

    • Audacity
    • GarageBand
    • Freesound

    Pulling it All Together: Video Composing and Editing

    THE DESIGN OF VIDEO-EDITING TOOLS

    Movavi Video Editor

    Resources for Video Editing

    • iMovie for Mac and Windows Movie Maker
    • Movavi

    Resources for Digital Storytelling and Multimodal Composition

    • Cowbird
    • Jakes Online
    • Digital Writing

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  • Section 5: Curating and Archiving Your Research

    Purpose: Collecting Primary Data with Digital Tools

    Taking Screenshots

    THE DESIGN OF SCREEN-CAPTURE APPLICATIONS

    Resources for Screen-Capture Applications

    • Jing
    • Snagit
    • Screen Captures

    Conducting Surveys

    THE DESIGN OF SURVEY TOOLS

    Resources for Creating Surveys

    • SurveyMonkey
    • Learning Management Systems

    Purpose: Selecting and Saving Artifacts and Data

    Strategies for Curation

    Resources for Digital Researchers

    • Connected Researchers
    • The New Ethnographer's Toolkit
    • Digital Curation Blog Post

    Purpose: Using Bookmarking Tools for Saving and Organizing Secondary Sources

    THE DESIGN OF BOOKMARKING TOOLS

    Resources for Digital Bookmarking Tools

    • Delicious
    • Diigo
    • Zotero

    Purpose: Building a Bibliography

    THE DESIGN OF A CITATION/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    GENERATOR

    Resources for Digital Citation Generators

    • Universities' Citation Guides
    • EasyBib

    Purpose: Avoiding Plagiarism

    THE DESIGN OF PLAGIARISM-DETECTION TOOLS

    Resources for Plagiarism-Detection Tools

    • Turnitin
    • SafeAssign
    • Free Tools
    • Other Resources

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  • Section 6: Presenting Your Work

    Purpose: Designing a Presentation Using Presentation Tools

    THE DESIGN OF PRESENTATION TOOLS

    PowerPoint

    Prezi

    Resources for Presentation Tools

    • Microsoft Office Support
    • Presentation Zen
    • "Making Better PowerPoint Presentations"
    • Prezi
    • Other Presentation Tools

    Purpose: Supporting Your Presentation with Infographics and Word Clouds

    Using Infographics

    THE DESIGN OF INFOGRAPHIC BUILDERS

    Resources for Making Infographics

    • Venngage
    • Other Resources

    Using Word Clouds

    THE DESIGN OF WORD CLOUD GENERATORS

    Resources for Making Word Clouds

    • Wordle
    • AnswerGarden
    • Tweet Topic Explorer

    Purpose: Preparing a Writer’s Portfolio with a Website

    THE DESIGN OF WEBSITE-BUILDING APPLICATIONS

    Page Layout, Functionality, and Choosing a Template

    Imagery and Design Elements

    Resources for Website Building

    • Wix Help Center
    • Website Builder Expert
    • The Principles of Design

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