ERIC Number: ED324685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
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Improve Quantity and Quality of Student Writing through the Implementation of Telecommunications and Process Writing Activities between Fifth and Sixth Grade Students.
Norris, Dolores J.
A writing program was developed and implemented, using available technology, to increase the quality and the quantity of written communication of three heterogeneously grouped classes of fifth graders. The students learned to use the word processor, Magic Slate II, for process writing assignments. A modem, Supra Modem 2400, and Proterm software were used to initiate electronic dialogs between the target group of fifth-grade students at an elementary school and the sixth-grade students at a junior high school 25 miles away. The students utilized the international news programs of the Cable News Network as a stimulus for their interaction. Results indicated increased levels of achievement in students' communication and writing skills. Findings suggest that the utilization of technology and an active audience had a positive impact on the writing process. (Six appendixes, containing a teacher survey, student survey, writing scores, concept units, student final survey, and student survey results are attached.) (SR)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: Educational Specialist Practicum, Nova University.