ERIC Number: ED325110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Process Writing with Computers.
Boone, Randy, Ed.
This collection of articles focuses on the use of word processing software programs as instructional tools for students learning writing composition. Section 1 discusses the use of word processors as a composition tools within the process model of writing instruction and includes articles entitled "Should Students Use Spelling Checkers?,""A Recipe to Encourage Revision,""Six Directions for Computer Analysis of Student Writing,""Desktop Publishing: More Than Meets the Eye," and "Writing with Word Processors for Remedial Students." Section 2 focuses on lesson ideas, providing detailed practical applications for using computers in the context of the process approach to teaching writing. Articles include "The Computer as a Writing Tool,""Creating Writing Lessons with a Word Processor,""A Family Writing Project,""Writing Skills with Write On!," and "Reading and Writing Interactive Stories." The three articles in section 3 discuss whether and how keyboarding skills should be taught. Section 4 provides reviews of 15 software packages and two articles, "Creating Software for Classroom-Specific Needs," and "Computer Use in the IBM 'Writing to Read' Project." Section 5 contains two additional articles that are suggested reading for those interested in computers and writing instruction. A 101-item bibliography concludes the notebook. (DB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Language Arts, Teaching Methods, Word Processing, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
International Council for Computers in Education, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403-9905 (1-4 copies, $15.95 each prepaid).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Council for Computers in Education, Eugene, OR.