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When Writing with Technology Matters

Carol Bedard and Charles Fuhrken

Students today have been plugged in for their entire lives. They don't remember a time before Facebook, blogs, texting, and websites, and they have experienced a range of digital tools including laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Writing in the classroom, however, has not kept pace with the digital learner; there is a profound gap between what students learn in school and the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.

 

Product Details

  • Author: Carol Bedard and Charles Fuhrken
  • ISBN: 978-157110-937-8
  • Year: 2013
  • Media: 160 pp/paper
  • Grade Range: 1-8
  • Item No: WEB-0937

Students today have been plugged in for their entire lives. They don't remember a time before Facebook, blogs, texting, and websites, and they have experienced a range of digital tools including laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Writing in the classroom, however, has not kept pace with the digital learner; there is a profound gap between what students learn in school and the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.

When Writing with Technology Matters provides teachers with theory that supports the need for technology in classrooms and strategies on how to integrate technology into the English Language Arts curriculum. This timely book addresses 21st-century themes—critical thinking, collaboration, engagement and empowerment—and targets current educational foci—genre knowledge, research, the importance of process, and the need to make learning relevant.

The authors show teachers how to create a classroom environment that allows students to become invested in writing and provide detailed descriptions of elementary and middle school literacy projects that teachers can follow step-by-step or use as a guide when planning their own technology-based projects. This book demonstrates how to take advantage of the digital generation's affinity for technology in order to change and improve the writing process, empowering students to become better, more nuanced readers, writers, and thinkers who are well prepared for the challenges of a digital world.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: Ten Reasons Why Writing with Technology Matters
PART I: READING AND WRITING TO LAUNCH MOVIEMAKING
Chapter 2: Reading: Using Literature to Spark Ideas
Chapter 3: Writing: Transforming Ideas into Stories
Chapter 4: Moviemaking: Turning Stories into Movies
PART II: AUTHORING THE VISUAL NONFICTION ESSAY
Chapter 5: Reading and Discussing Historical Fiction
Chapter 6: Reading and Researching: Creating Independent Projects
Chapter 7: Creating the Visual Nonfiction Essay
Conclusion
Appendices
References
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About the Authors

Carol Bedard
For the past thirty-five years, Carol Bedard has worked in the field of education as a music therapist, a classroom teacher, a university professor, and an educational administrator. She is currently the director of literacy for the Houston Independent School District. >more

Charles Fuhrken
Growing up in a small town in Texas, Charles knew early on that he wanted a career in education. When his parents bought him a monstrous chalkboard one year, he officially opened a school in his bedroom. >more

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