ERIC Number: ED264598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Hand in Hand: The Writing Process and the Microcomputer. Two Revolutions in the Teaching of Writing. A Manual for Secondary Teachers.
Intended for teachers beginning to integrate the use of computers into the teaching of writing, this manual reports on a computer and writing skills project for teachers and discusses current theory and research in relation to the classroom experience, practical advice, and specific teaching suggestions of the 10 secondary school teachers involved in the project. The six chapters discuss the following: (1) the change from the traditional approach to teaching writing to translating current research into classroom practices; (2) the use of word processors to teach writing; (3) how to get started, including tips on hardware, a discussion of software packages, and reviews of software programs; (4) training students and teachers to use word processing; (5) how the microcomputer and process approach to writing instruction will affect teaching and learning; and (6) final thoughts, surprises, suggestions, and a summary. A list of commercial sources of information is included, and the appendix contains articles on teaching writing by using the word processor and on class-based writing research. (EL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Office of Instructional Services.
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