Because digital writing matters : improving student writing in online and multimedia environments /

"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 requi...

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Corporate Author: National Writing Project (U.S.)
Other Authors: DeVoss, Dà€nielle Nicole., Eidman-Aadahl, Elyse., Hicks, Troy.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
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A publication of the National Writing Project and companion to its Because Writing Matters (CH, Nov'03, 41-1698), this work focuses on the forms and forums for digital writing and their impact on the teaching of writing. The volume explores how writing has changed in the digital world, how these changes can be translated into classroom practices to support students' development as writers, the impact of digital media--particularly social networking--on students as writers and on teachers and schools, the assessment of digital writing in schools, and professional development for teachers to incorporate digital writing into their curricula. DeVoss (professional writing program, Michigan State Univ.), Eidman-Aadahl (National Writing Project, Univ. of California, Berkeley), and Hicks (English, Central Michigan Univ.) do an admirable job of capturing the current state of digital writing, analyzing its ramifications for education, and suggesting ways of incorporating it into schools. They include extensive chapter notes, a good bibliography, a listing of Web resources, and a solid index. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and graduate students concentrating on education; language-arts teachers at all levels. G. A. Mayer SUNY College at Oneonta

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