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.
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
Web Resources 167