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When Writing with Technology Matters - (Preview online)

How to integrate technology into the Language Arts curriculum

by Carol Bedard and Charles Fuhrken (Preview title online)

Students today can't imagine a time before Facebook, Tumblr, IMs and the web. Most of the text they encounter in everyday life is on a screen. But where is their writing happening?

This book provides strategies on how to integrate technology into the English Language Arts curriculum addressing 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. It also provides 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.