Digital Tools Help Students Become Confident, Enthusiastic, and Resilient Writers
It is imperative that we support our students in becoming confident, enthusiastic, and resilient writers across the curriculum. Presented on these pages are the tools, strategies, and resources I have been incorporating into my own writing instruction in order to engage, motivate, and support my students.
Trends in Writing Instruction
Published July 16, 2013 @ digitalbookworld.com
Digital Tools Improve Student Writing,
Pew Study Reports by Beth Bacon
"Digital tools encourage students to be more invested in their writing, facilitate collaboration, and encourage personal expression. These tangible benefits help develop writing as an important life skill for today’s youth. A new survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project concludes that digital technology offers 'helpful tools for teaching writing.'”
Published July 12, 2013 @ TeachThought.com
Writing Can Save 21st Century Learning From Itself by Terry Heick
"...among the most significant barriers to true academic progress schools will have to make in the digital age: Convincing students accustomed to annotating YouTube videos with text messages while sharing on Vine or Instagram and snarking later about it all on twitter while only burdening themselves with coming up with the most clever of #hashtags that sitting and dwelling with a single media is worth their time."