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10 Ways to Use Technology to Teach Writing > Eye On Education

10 Ways to Use Technology to Teach Writing > Eye On Education | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

"The Common Core’s Anchor Standard 6 for writing in grades K–12 requires students to “use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others”. Here are some ideas for meeting this standard (besides the obvious use of technology—word processing).


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 7, 2013 9:35 AM

What tools are there to help students PRODUCE writing online? Lauren Davis identifies five areas that for producing writing:

* Collaborative tools

* Grammar and language resources

* Fun prompts to get their juices flowing

* Brainstorming and drafting graphic organizers.

* Research tools

What tools are there to help students PUBLISH writing online?
* Magazines

* Online contests

* Class e-newsletter or newspaper

* Book review website

* Class blog or website

There are links to many resources thoughout this post and in many cases specific suggestions are provided for grade levels. If you are not using online tools with your students this post provides great resources to help you begin the process.

mshudson's curator insight, April 7, 2013 12:04 PM

Very interesting! I use some of the tools highlighted but must expand my application to include consistent student usage.

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 9, 2013 4:20 PM

So much more fun than just word processing.

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7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now: Text Complexity » TextProject

7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now: Text Complexity » TextProject | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

Is text complexity a new way to look at text? This post notes that the Common Core State Standards have explicitly identified text levels, which has not been done in the past. The seven actions below are detailed in the post, and you may choose to download it as a pdf. 

Action 1 - Focus on Knowledge

Action 2 - Create connections

Action 3 - Activate Students' Passion

Action 4 - Develop vocabulary

Action 5 - Increase the Volume

Action 6 - Build Up Stamina

Action 7 - Identify Benchmarks


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