ERIC Number: ED338218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Teaching Process Writing with Computers. Revised Edition.
Boone, Randy, Ed.
Focusing on the use of word processing software programs as instructional tools for students learning writing composition, this collection includes 14 research articles and position papers, 16 reports on lesson ideas and projects, 5 articles on keyboarding, and 18 product reviews. These materials relate to teaching writing through the process approach using computer assisted instructional programs with emphasis on word processing skills. Auxiliary programs, such as spelling checkers, grammar checkers, and idea generators are discussed and reviewed both as technical tools in themselves, and in their roles or functions in the writing process. Section 1 contains research and position papers and includes articles entitled "Microcomputers and the Improvement of Revision Skills,""Learning to Write with a New Tool: Young Children and Word Processing,""The Reading-Writing Connection: Classroom Applications for the Computer,""Six Directions for Computer Analysis of Student Writing," and "Speech: The Third Dimension." Section 2 contains lesson ideas and projects, and includes articles entitled "The Computer as a Writing Tool,""Beyond Merlin and His Magic Staff,""Process Writing in the One-Computer Classroom,""Collaborative Writing Projects: Lesson Plans for the Computer Age," and "Logo Writing: Illustrating Poetry." Section 3 contains keyboarding articles entitled "Keyboarding--An Interview with Keith Wetzel,""Elementary Keyboarding--Is It Important?""Keyboarding Skills: Elementary My Dear Teacher,""A Keyboarding Collection," and "First Grade Spelling Success with Keyboarding." Reviews of 18 computer software programs are then presented, followed by reprints of "Research Windows Highlights" (a series of brief reviews of recent research), and an article on computer-based reading and writing instruction, both from "The Computing Teacher." A 101-item bibliography concludes the report. (DB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews, Elementary Secondary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Microcomputers, Teaching Methods, Word Processing, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
International Society for Technology in Education, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403-1923.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Society for Technology in Education, Eugene, OR.
Note: For the 1989 edition, see ED 325 110.