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Because Digital Writing Matters. Improving Student Writing in Online and Multimedia Environments. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2216956
  • Book
  • November 2010
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

How to apply digital writing skills effectively in the classroom, from the prestigious National Writing Project

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.

  • Shows how to integrate new technologies into classroom lessons
  • Addresses the proliferation of writing in the digital age
  • Offers a guide for improving students' online writing skills

The book is an important manual for understanding this new frontier of writing for teachers, school leaders, university faculty, and teacher educators.

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Preface vii

The Authors xi

Introduction Why Digital Writing Matters 1

One: The Landscape of Digital Writing 19

Two: Revising the Writing Process: Learning to Write in a Digital World 41

Three: Ecologies for Digital Writing 61

Four: Standards and Assessment for Digital Writing 89

Five: Professional Development for Digital Writing 115

Afterword Some Conclusions, Many Beginnings 141

Notes 151

Bibliography 160

Web Resources 167

Acknowledgments 182

Index 184

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Danielle Nicole DeVoss Michigan State University.

Elyse Eidman-Aadahl University of California, Berkeley.
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