Using My WriteSmart in Journeys

A crash course to help you learn to use myWriteSmart

Presented by Amy Leibel

Monday, Jan. 12th 2015 at 3:30-5:30pm

VCE Computer Lab

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As we move into the 2nd trimester, many of you have begun to feel comfortable enough with the "Must Do's" in the Journeys Program. We have all expressed a desire to have additional training on the online components of the program. This optional workshop will take place during the January Curriculum Meeting and is open to any teacher (Grades 3-5) who wants to learn more about My WriteSmart. We will use the extended meeting time, 3:30- 5:30, to assign students to your class roster, set up assignments, and begin to look at the usefulness and the components of the My WriteSmart program . Using this program will streamline the writing process for students and cut-down on the paperwork for you at the same time!



Welcome, refreshments, and log-In to Journeys Think Central


Overview of My WriteSmart


Creating Writing Assignments in My WriteSmart. Plus, tricks to upload writing assignments already from Journeys with a few clicks!

4:20- 4:35

Adding Students to "Your Classes" in My WriteSmart

4:35- 4:40


4:40- 4:50

Overview- how to creating rubrics using My WriteSmart

4:50- 5:00

Grading- the VERY Basics- Yes, you can grade student writing directly in the program using My WriteSmart...gone are the days of lugging student papers home.


Break Out Session- Let's Try It! Independent Work with your grade level to create and assign your first MyWriteSmart assignment


Wrap Up, Reflections, Lingering Questions, Share

If you thought this workshop was helpful, we can do more. As stated on this flyer, this is just a quick overview! If you like what you see, hopefully we can arrange for more time on the components during PD time.

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