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ERIC Number: EJ986955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1741-4350
Assumptions and Practices in Using Digital Technologies to Teach Writing in Middle-Level Classrooms across Canada
Peterson, Shelley Stagg; McClay, Jill Kedersha
Literacy, v46 n3 p140-146 Nov 2012
Interviews with 216 Grades 4-8 teachers and observations in 21 classrooms show that computers are widely used to teach writing across Canada. Restricted access to computers plays a role in the frequency and types of interactions that students and teachers have with computers in writing classes. Equally influential are assumptions about writing development and effective teaching practice. Many participating teachers believe that spell checkers hamper students' spelling development. They view computers as tools to extend and support their teaching of mini-lessons.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada