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An innovative, practical guide for middle and high school teachers, this book is packed with specific ways that technology can help serve the goals of effective writing instruction. It provides ready-to-implement strategies for teaching students to compose and edit written work electronically; conduct Internet inquiry; create blogs, websites, and podcasts; and use text messaging and Twitter productively. The book is grounded in state-of-the-art research on the writing process and the role of writing in content area learning. Teacher-friendly features include vivid classroom examples, differentiation tips, links to online resources, and reproducible worksheets and forms.
Thomas DeVere Wolsey, EdD, is Specialization Coordinator for the literacy graduate degree programs for teachers at Walden University and an affiliate researcher at the National Center for the Twenty-First Century Schoolhouse at San Diego State University. He worked in public schools for 20 years teaching English and social studies. Dr. Wolsey is interested in how school spaces affect learning, how technology changes and intersects with literacy instruction, and how writing in the disciplines is best taught.
Dana L. Grisham, PhD, is a member of the Core Adjunct Faculty at National University, where she teaches courses online in the master of arts program in reading for teachers. She is a retired professor from the California State University; she coordinated the Graduate Reading Program at San Diego State University and served as Faculty Coordinator of the Center for the Advancement of Reading for the Office of the Chancellor. Her research focuses on the intersection of literacy and technology. Dr. Grisham is Associate Editor of Reading and Writing Quarterly.
Table of Contents
Hashtags by Technique
I. Getting Started with Tools and Teaching
Technique 1. Resources: Anytime, Anywhere
Technique 2. Management: Computers in the Classroom
Technique 3. Management: The Hardware
Technique 4. Direct Instruction
Technique 5. A Word about Differentiation
II. Writing and Thinking
Technique 6. Embracing Writing: Knowledge-Transforming Writing
Technique 7. Why Writing Is a Process, and How Technology Can Help
Technique 8. Working with Sources: Keeping Track of Learning, and Leaving a Path for Others to Follow
Technique 9. Working with Sources: Using Style Guides
III. Writing to Understand: It\u2019s All about the Discipline
Technique 10. Discussion and Writing
Technique 11. Writing Short Pieces
Technique 12. Short Writing: Electronic Journals
Technique 13. Blogs and Classroom Websites for Writing
Technique 14. Online Literature Discussion (Threaded Discussion)
Technique 15. Vocabulary and Writing
Technique 16. Collaborative Writing
Technique 17. Are Those Kids Texting Again?
IIII. Inquiry and Long Thinking Meet the Disciplines
Technique 18. FAQs about Writing in the Disciplines
Technique 19. It\u2019s All the Same, or Maybe Not?
Technique 20. What Was That Essential Question Again?
Technique 21. Learning Because I\u2019m Writing: Logs and Journals
Technique 22. Writing Is (Hard) Cognitive Work: Bloom\u2019s Taxonomy Matters
Technique 23. Internet Inquiry
Technique 24. Prompts
Technique 25. Prewriting: Composing before Writing with Pen or Keyboard
Technique 26. Prewriting with Graphic Organizers
Technique 27. Feedback, Assessment, and Technology
IV. What about Literature and English Language Arts?
Technique 28. Short Writing: Summaries in Response to Reading
Technique 29. The Zen of Writing about Literature
Technique 30. Persuasion: In This Essay, I\u2019m Going to Convince You…
Technique 31. Prompts for Writing: Language Arts
VI. Composing with Multimedia
Technique 32. Visualize It!
Technique 33. Podcasting: It\u2019s Ear-resistible
VII. Wrapping It Up
Technique 34. Advocacy for Technology and New Literacies
Technique 35. High-Stakes Writing Assessments
Technique 36. Automated Tools
Technique 37. Publication
Appendix: Common Core Content Standards for Writing, Grades 6–12