Young writers, this post is for you! We’ve got a great new way to spend a week during the hot summer days. Jeff Kinney, the New York Times best-selling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, will lead the BoomWriter Storytellers Camp. Mr. Kinney just took home another honor, the sixth annual Children’s Choice Book Awards’ Author of the Year for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 7: The Third Wheel (Amulet Books/Abrams). BoomWriter is honored to work with him and now you can collaborate and create a story with him, too.
The Digital Public Library of America launched April 18th with the goal of linking America’s libraries, archives, and museums and making them freely available to everyone. This platform will enable new and transformative uses of our newly-digitized cultural heritage. From an historical standpoint and for preservation and accessibility it’s wonderful, similar to the idea of restoring films and preserving both newly-mastered film and digital copies.
Do you remember how your favorite teachers engaged and inspired you? How about the best of your children’s teachers? Surely they have the same love of interacting and creating that is necessary for connecting with others when imparting knowledge and understanding or eliciting artistic response. Some technology might be radically different today but as long as those teaching incorporate new tools wisely then our students may enjoy a more productive schooling.
BoomWriter Media, Inc. today announced it has partnered with Chicago-based CareerBuilder, the largest online job site in North America, and the Chicago Public Schools to launch the BoomWriter Technology Heroes Program.
Boston Public Schools and BoomWriter Media, Inc. today announced the launch of the BoomWriter Technology Heroes Program, a new initiative that helps teachers become Technology Champions in their classrooms.
The BoomWriter Storytellers Camp is coming! Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney and WGBH will participate in BoomWriter Media’s summer camp and help budding authors avoid summer learning loss with fun, project-based week-long writing camps. This is possible because BoomWriter Media’s exciting, easy-to-use digital literacy platform helps kids master critical thinking, language, and writing skills and foster creativity.
Exciting news out of BoomWriter Media HQ! Today, we launched our BoomWriter Storytellers Camp in association with WGBH. BoomWriter Storytellers Camp (www.boomwriter.com/summercamps) is a new one-week online camp that brings campers together to write, edit and publish original works, with first chapters offered by Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney. Campers use the engaging BoomWriter platform to help develop a five-chapter story.
Tech & Learning Magazine published a roundup of their favorite digital storytelling tools. BoomWriter was excited to be included on the list, with a great review from writer David Kapuler. According to David, BoomWriter is:
Today in Boston is Evacuation Day, otherwise known as Patriots’ Day, Marathon Monday, and the day the IRS plays hold-up. Lacing one’s sneakers for a good, long slog is a time-honored activity in Boston.
Get yourself running good and fast with BoomWriter. This web-based literacy program starts fast and never lets up. Students log in and have all they need to begin writing and editing and working with others to smooth a story for publication in a real printed book. In the race for literacy, academic achievement, and writing – creative stories or informational – BoomWriter is the way to go. Even if you don’t have to run 26.2 miles to get there!
Happy Patriots’ Day!
Jon Reiner said in his article Live First, Write Later: The Case for Less Creative-Writing Schooling (The Atlantic, April 9, 2013) that he thinks living a bit and gaining experience is probably more important for good writing than spending time in creative writing classes. To some degree this is true, as having something to think about and say is often equally important as being able to think and write well.