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ERIC Number: ED516255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 208
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4704-0772-1
Because Digital Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Online and Multimedia Environments
DeVoss, Danielle Nicole; Eidman-Aadahl, Elyse; Hicks, Troy
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley
As many teachers know, students may be adept at text messaging and communicating online but do not know how to craft a basic essay. In the classroom, students are increasingly required to create web-based or multi-media productions that also include writing. Since writing in and for the online realm often defies standard writing conventions, this book defines digital writing and examines how best to integrate new technologies into writing instruction. It shows how to integrate new technologies into classroom lessons. It addresses the proliferation of writing in the digital age and offers a guide for improving students' online writing skills. Contents of this book include the introduction: Why Digital Writing Matters, followed by these chapters: (1) The Landscape of Digital Writing; (2) Revising the Writing Process: Learning to Write in a Digital World; (3) Ecologies for Digital Writing; (4) Standards and Assessment for Digital Writing; (5) Professional Development for Digital Writing. Afterword: Some Conclusions, Many Beginnings. Notes, bibliography, web resources, acknowledgments and an index are also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A