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ERIC Number: EJ1064118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1544-6751
Getting Students Excited about Learning: Incorporating Digital Tools to Support the Writing Process
Saulsburry, Rachel; Kilpatrick, Jennifer Renée; Wolbers, Kimberly A.; Dostal, Hannah
Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, v16 p30-34 2015
Technology--in the form of digital tools incorporated into writing instruction--can help teachers motivate and engage young children, and it may be especially critical for students who do everything they can to avoid writing. Technology may bolster student involvement, foster the engagement of reluctant or struggling writers, and support writing instruction. However, it does even more. In this article, the authors take a look at the use of technology in two classes and show how technology can create authentic writing opportunities and impact young writers' choices. A glimpse into two classrooms shows how digital tools (iPad, Skype, wireless keyboard, Book Creator, and Popplet) were meaningfully integrated to support writing instruction with a wide variety of deaf and hard of hearing students. These tools allowed students to engage throughout the writing process; they assisted students with establishing an audience, planning, organizing, writing, editing, publishing, and evaluating their material.
Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, KS 3600, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 800-526-9105; Tel: 202-651-5340; Fax: 202-651-5708; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A