ERIC Number: ED413869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Nearness of You: Students & Teachers Writing On-Line.
Edgar, Christopher, Ed.; Wood, Susan Nelson, Ed.
This book is a guide to using new computer technologies in innovative ways to teach writing, particularly imaginative writing. The book shows how on-line technology can be a positive tool in the classroom, if the focus is on the users of the technology and the technology is integrated into the curriculum. The book is divided into five sections and includes the following papers: "Introduction" (Dixie Goswami and Rocky Gooch); (Section 1) From the Computer Lab to the Internet--"Less is More" (Bill Bernhardt); "Writing Roulette" (Karen Ferrell); "Global Connections on the World Wide Web" (Phyllis Geren); "MUDs in Education" (Greg Siering); "Mapping the Minefield of Electronic Ethics" (Tharon W. Howard); (Section 2) Students and Teachers--"Writing Conferences and My Chapter 1 Students" (Beverly Paeth); "Maverick" (Nancy Stout Bell); "Going On-line" (Bette Ford); "Just Cruising" (Linda Friddle Hardin); (Section 3) Writers On-line--"The Kentucky Authors Project" (Robin Lambert); "Dear Jenny" (Beverly Paeth); "Being 'Dear Jenny'" (Jenny Davis); "An Odd Pleasure" (Trevor Owen); "Other Voices Other Rooms" (Claire Bateman); (Section 4) On-Line Writing Projects--"Great Expectations" (R. W. Burniske); "Calling All Characters!" (Janice M. Stuhlmann); "Designs of the Mind and Heart" (Scott Christian); "Making Connections" (Kurt Caswell and Douglas E. Wood); "The Raptor Project" (Vicki Hunt); (Section 5) Telecommunications & Reform--"Changing a State" (Carol Stumbo); "Hurricane KERA" (Emmy Krempasky); "Electronic Networks" (Susan Nelson Wood); and "Computer Conferencing and the Changing Nature of Schoolwork" (Chris Benson). Includes a list of on-line resources and notes about the contributors. (Contains 26 references.) (SWC)
Descriptors: Change, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Innovation, Educational Technology, Electronic Publishing, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethics, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Internet, Online Systems, Students, Teachers, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
Teachers and Writers Collaborative, 5 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003-3306.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Teachers and Writers Collaborative, New York, NY.