Teaching the New Writing: Technology, Change, and Assessment in the 21st Century Classroom

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How has the teaching of writing changed in the 21st century? In this innovative guide, real teachers share their stories, successful practices, and vivid examples of their students' creative and expository writing from online and multimedia projects, such as blogs, wikis, podcasts, electronic poetry, and more. The book also addresses assessment: How can teachers navigate the reductive definitions of writing in current national and statewide testing? How do digital writers revise and publish? What are the implications for the future of writing instruction?

Whether writing instructors embrace digital literacy now or see the inevitable future ahead, this groundbreaking book (appropriate for the elementary through college level) will both instruct and inspire.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807749647
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 5/14/2009
  • Series: Language and Literacy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 994,868
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Elyse Eidman-Aadahl vii

Preface Anne Herrington Kevin Hodgson Charles Moran ix

1 Challenges for Writing Teachers: Evolving Technologies and Standardized Assessment Anne Herrington Charles Moran 1

Part I Beginning in Elementary and Middle School

2 True Adventure of Students Writing Online: Mummies, Vampires, and Schnauzers, Oh My! Marva Solomon 21

3 Collaborative Digital Writing: The Art of Writing Together Using Technology Glen L. Bledsoe 39

4 Digital Picture Books: From Flatland to Multimedia Kevin Hodgson 55

Part II Continuing In The Secondary Grades

5 Be a Blogger: Social Networking in the Classroom Paul Allison 75

6 Poetry Fusion: Intergrating Video, Verbal, and Audio Texts Jeffrey Schwartz 92

7 Senior Boards: Multimedia Presentations from Yearlong Research and Community-Based Culminating Projects Bryan Ripley Crandall 107

8 From the Front of the Classroom to the Ears of the World: Multimodal Composing in Speech Class Dawn Reed Troy Hicks 124

Part III Bridging To The College Years

9 Scientific Writing and Technological Change: Teaching the New Story of Scientific Inquiry Mya Poe Julianne Radkowski Opperman 143

10 Student Engagement and Multimodality: Collaboration, Schema, Identity Peter Kittle 164

11 Multiple Modes of Production in a College Writing Class Alanna Frost Julie A. Myatt Stephen Smith 181

12 Technology, Change, and Assessment: What We Have Learned Anne Herrington Kevin Hodgson Charles Moran 198

Glossary of Technology Terms 209

Internet Resources 213

About the Editors and the Contributors 217

Index 221

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