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ERIC Number: EJ776381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
"That's Online Writing, Not Boring School Writing": Writing with Blogs and the Talkback Project
Witte, Shelbie
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v51 n2 p92-96 Oct 2007
The Talkback Project used blog software to involve eighth-grade language arts students, preservice teachers, and parents in online discussion of young adult novels and their personal connections with them. The author shares the challenges associated with the project--including the implications of Internet safety and legal concerns associated with technology integration--but argues that classroom blogging provides positive opportunities for students to develop their digital fluency, strengthen traditional literacy skills, and apply real-life 21st-century skills in a safe and monitored environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A