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Using Technology to Enhance Writing

Innovative Approaches to Literacy Instruction

Sharpen your students' communication skills while integrating digital tools into writing instruction. Loaded with techniques for helping students brainstorm, plan, and organize their writing, this handbook troubleshoots issues students face when writing in a printed versus digital context and teaches them how to read in multiple mediums. You'll find tips for sharing writing, getting interactive feedback, incorporating grammar instruction, and more.

Benefits

  • Leverage digital technology to facilitate grammar instruction, prewriting and brainstorming exercises, editing, revising, peer review, assessment, and more.
  • Discover how the natural interplay between reading and writing can strengthen both of these processes.
  • Help students move writing through multiple storage locations and technologies—from school computers and smartphones to laptops and tablets.
  • Develop students' understanding of voice, audience, and the responsibilities of authorship.
  • Examine the process of not just fixing mistakes, but also understanding the root issues that drive errors.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I: Prewriting and Introduction to Writing
Chapter 1: Driving Without a License: Digital Writing Without Digital Citizenship
Chapter 2: The Language Experience Approach Goes Digital
Chapter 3: Integrating Expository Writing With Technology
Part II: The Reading and Writing Connection
Chapter 4: Fostering Deep Engagement With Malleable Digital Genres
Chapter 5: Reading for Tone and Writing With Expressive Voice
Chapter 6: Digital Reading Logs: A Third Space for Literacy Growth
Part III: The Process Approach
Chapter 7: Screencasts: The Integration of Reading, Writing, and Technology
Chapter 8: Digital Storytelling
Chapter 9: Digital Writing Workshop
Part IV: Awareness of Audience and Purpose
Chapter 10: Electronic Family Message Journals
Chapter 11: Blogging and the Tool of Storytelling
Chapter 12: Engaging the Okal Rel Universe
Part V: Collaborative Writing
Chapter 13: Using Technology for Collaborative Writing
Chapter 14: Digital Content Curation
Chapter 15: The 4E Wiki Writing Model
Part VI: Grammar Instruction
Chapter 16: Data-Driven Learning for Grammar Classrooms
Chapter 17: Writing Pattern Poetry on Facebook
Chapter 18: Visual-Syntactic Text Formatting
Part VII: Editing and Revising
Chapter 19: Using 21st Century Technology to Edit and Revise
Chapter 20: Peer Review in a Digital Space
Chapter 21: Effective Revision and Editing Strategies
Part VIII: Assessment
Chapter 22: Automated Essay-Scoring Software
Chapter 23: Authentic Writing Through Digital Feedback
Chapter 24: Measuring Student Growth With Digital Portfolios

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