When Writing with Technology Matters

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.

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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.

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About the Author(s)

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.

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. His regular students were the three Linebarger girls who lived next door.

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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Product Details

Grade Range: 1-8
Media: 160 pp/paper
Year: 2012
Item No: WEB-0937
ISBN: 978-157110-937-8

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