When Writing With Technology Matters

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When Writing With Technology Matters

Author : Charles Fuhrken
ISBN : 1571109374
Genre : Education
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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. When Writing with Technology Matters provides teachers with theory that supports the need for technology in classrooms and strategies on how to integrate technology into the English Language Arts curriculum. This timely book addresses 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. The authors show teachers how to create a classroom environment that allows students to become invested in writing and provide 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. This book demonstrates how to take advantage of the digital generation's affinity for technology in order to change and improve the writing process, empowering students to become better, more nuanced readers, writers, and thinkers who are well prepared for the challenges of a digital world.
Category: Education

Because Digital Writing Matters

Author : National Writing Project
ISBN : 0470892234
Genre : Education
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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 required to create web-based or multi-media productions that also include writing. Since writing in and for the online realm often defies standard writing conventions, this book defines digital writing and examines how best to integrate new technologies into writing instruction. Shows how to integrate new technologies into classroom lessons Addresses the proliferation of writing in the digital age Offers a guide for improving students' online writing skills The book is an important manual for understanding this new frontier of writing for teachers, school leaders, university faculty, and teacher educators.
Category: Education

Technology Matters

Author : David E. Nye
ISBN : UOM:39076002788383
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Looks at ten central questions concerning humankind's relationship to technology, including "Does technology shape us, or do we shape it?" and "Are we using modern technology to create cultural uniformity or diversity?" Reprint.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Adult And Continuing Education Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author : Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN : 9781466657816
Genre : Education
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Beyond the undergraduate and graduate levels, education has traditionally ceased when students enter the workforce as professionals in their respective fields. However, recent trends in education have found that adult students beyond the traditional university age often benefit greatly from returning to further their education. Adult and Continuing Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications investigates some of the most promising trends in furthering education and professional development in a variety of settings and industries. With an extensive array of chapters on topics ranging from non-traditional students to online and distance education for adult learners, this multi-volume reference book will provide students, educators, and industry professionals with the tools necessary to make the most of their return to the classroom.
Category: Education

Handbook Of Research On Digital Tools For Writing Instruction In K 12 Settings

Author : Anderson, Rebecca S.
ISBN : 9781466659834
Genre : Education
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More emphasis is being placed on writing instruction in K-12 schools than ever before. With the growing number of digital tools in the classroom, it is important that K-12 teachers learn how to use these tools to effectively teach writing in all content areas. The Handbook of Research on Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings will provide research about how students use digital tools to write, both in and out of school settings, as well as discuss issues and concerns related to the use of these learning methods. This publication is beneficial to educators, professionals, and researchers working in the field of K-12 and teacher education.
Category: Education

Writing Technology

Author : Christina Haas
ISBN : 9781136687549
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Academic and practitioner journals in fields from electronics to business to language studies, as well as the popular press, have for over a decade been proclaiming the arrival of the "computer revolution" and making far-reaching claims about the impact of computers on modern western culture. Implicit in many arguments about the revolutionary power of computers is the assumption that communication, language, and words are intimately tied to culture -- that the computer's transformation of communication means a transformation, a revolutionizing, of culture. Moving from a vague sense that writing is profoundly different with different material and technological tools to an understanding of how such tools can and will change writing, writers, written forms, and writing's functions is not a simple matter. Further, the question of whether -- and how -- changes in individual writers' experiences with new technologies translate into large-scale, cultural "revolutions" remains unresolved. This book is about the relationship of writing to its technologies. It uses history, theory and empirical research to argue that the effects of computer technologies on literacy are complex, always incomplete, and far from unitary -- despite a great deal of popular and even scholarly discourse about the inevitability of the computer revolution. The author argues that just as computers impact on discourse, discourse itself impacts technology and explains how technology is used in educational settings and beyond. The opening chapters argue that the relationship between writing and the material world is both inextricable and profound. Through writing, the physical, time-and-space world of tools and artifacts is joined to the symbolic world of language. The materiality of writing is both the central fact of literacy and its central puzzle -- a puzzle the author calls "The Technology Question" -- that asks: What does it mean for language to become material? and What is the effect of writing and other material literacy technologies on human thinking and human culture? The author also argues for an interdisciplinary approach to the technology question and lays out some of the tenets and goals of technology studies and its approach to literacy. The central chapters examine the relationship between writing and technology systematically, and take up the challenge of accounting for how writing -- defined as both a cognitive process and a cultural practice -- is tied to the material technologies that support and constrain it. Haas uses a wealth of methodologies including interviews, examination of writers' physical interactions with texts, think-aloud protocols, rhetorical analysis of discourse about technology, quasi-experimental studies of reading and writing, participant-observer studies of technology development, feature analysis of computer systems, and discourse analysis of written artifacts. Taken as a whole, the results of these studies paint a rich picture of material technologies shaping the activity of writing and discourse, in turn, shaping the development and use of technology. The book concludes with a detailed look at the history of literacy technologies and a theoretical exploration of the relationship between material tools and mental activity. The author argues that seeing writing as an embodied practice -- a practice based in culture, in mind, and in body -- can help to answer the "technology question." Indeed, the notion of embodiment can provide a necessary corrective to accounts of writing that emphasize the cultural at the expense of the cognitive, or that focus on writing as only an act of mind. Questions of technology, always and inescapably return to the material, embodied reality of literate practice. Further, because technologies are at once tools for individual use and culturally-constructed systems, the study of technology can provide a fertile site in which to examine the larger issue of the relationship of culture and cognition.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing That Matters

Author : W. T. Pfefferle
ISBN : 0138620202
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Exceptionally easy to read and use, this compact composition/rhetoric "empowers" readers to become writers right from the beginning. Its relaxed and conversational tone immediately sets up a collaborative dialogue between the book and the reader; innovative " workshop/conference- style" samples show writers essays-in-progress and the possibilities of revision and rewriting; and a mix of traditional and innovative writing projects provide readers the freedom to write about things within their own interest range. Throughout, readers are given product-centered goals to reach (an issue paper, a proposal, etc.), but are asked to work on their writing in a very process-centered way (pre-writing, writing, post-writing, etc.) Focuses on seven types of essay -- covering each individually, in depth, in its own chapter -- and featuring a mix of traditional and innovative writing projects -- The Personal Essay (narrative), The Observation Essay, The Evaluation Essay, The Problem/Solution Essay (" call to action" ), The Research Essay (including an innovative " series of steps" approach to the often daunting research process), The Issue Paper -- (a creative style of argument paper or Rogerian essay) The Creed Essay -- (that encourages writers to examine their moral decision making process). Features workshop/conference-style writing samples and explores each paragraph-by-paragraph to provide an " inside" look at how essays are " built" and how " ok" essays become " great" essays. Offers a primer on Internet Tools and researching on the Internet and lists 50 Hot Links to WWW sites on composition and writing. For anyone wantinginstruction in writing the various types of essays.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Market Matters

Author : Locke Carter
ISBN : IND:30000101087892
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Much of the theory underlying technical communication, rhetoric, composition, and college English in general comes from a decidedly socialist/Marxist perspective, ones that espouses strong anti-Capitalist, anti-competitive statements. While members of the academy have learned much about cultural artifacts and practices from these methodologies and critiques, they are also disenfranchised from the larger world-view - free-market, competitive, and capitalistic. This volume, a collection of 11 scholarly essays, begins to fill this gap by asserting a theoretical and practical stance based on free-market mechanisms and behaviors. Through a variety of approaches - from broad argument to specific examples of market behaviors, from historical criticism to case studies - this collection makes the case that, despite fears expressed by numerous critics of capitalism, technical communication and rhetoric and composition retain all their force, rationale, and value when expressed in free-market terms. Specifically, the collection argues that writing disciplines have market value and that Marxist approaches to the fields are not capable of promoting this value. It follows, then, that participants in these fields need to begin viewing themselves as market-players instead of reactionaries. A second general argument is that markets are inherently rhetorical, meaning that they create information, are subject to socially constructed trends, persuade and communicate values and ideas. In other words, the market is a natural and logical domain for rhetorical study and participation. Finally, a third argument is that certain activities, distance education foremost among them, create value for these academic fields. If we see our fields as having market value, we do not need to view distance education as a threat to writing disciplines, but rather an opportunity for growth and development. Locke Carter, the editor and lead essayist, holds not only a PhD in Rhetoric from the University of Texas at Austin, but also an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Matters

Author : Toni-Lee Capossela
ISBN : UVA:X004049071
Genre : Education
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Language Matters: readings for College Writers brings together many voices discussing language; readings vary widely in terms of length, difficulty, and point of view. Some are classics, and some are cutting edge. The authors whose work appears in these pages explore the way language and society interact, something evryone is already equipped to talk about. Each chapter brings together a variety of readings on an important aspect of language. Assignments are arranged in ascending order of difficulty within each section. In Language Matters: Readings for College Writers, the student will be better at understanding language and as a result, the world in which he or she lives.
Category: Education

Together With Technology

Author : Jason Swarts
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124074787
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Texts serve complex roles in an organization's cognitive infrastructure. Many organizations have now instituted writing review practices. Studies show that computer-based textual replay contributes to a review dynamic that favors increased discussion of writing process and cooperative revision practices. The author considers how to develop such textual replay technology.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Language And Literacy

Author : James F. Christie
ISBN : UVA:X004897070
Genre : Education
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“This text does an exemplary job of presenting current early literacy research and methods in a manner that can be understood and respected. Also, its emphasis upon workshop-based instruction is very appealing to me as a long-time advocate for this approach to literacy.” –Scott A. L. Beck, Georgia Southern University The third edition of Teaching Language and Literacy: Preschool Through the Elementary Grades integrates a constructivist/emergent literacy perspective with science-based instructional practices. This unique focus on theories and techniques that have proven to be successful helps pre-service and in-service teachers translate principles into classroom practice. Perfect for any course with a focus on language, the book covers the development and teaching of both oral and written language in preschool through elementary grades. Its emphasis on diversity includes special features that describe how teachers can adjust instruction to meet the needs of second-language and bilingual learners. In addition, the third edition focuses on scientifically-based reading research (SBRR) throughout, blending these findings with other perspectives in a “value added” approach to language and literacy teaching and learning. New features include: • •Emphasis on a blended approach to language and literacy instruction, including both authentic learning linked to activities and developmentally-appropriate teaching. •Activities such as “Linking Knowledge to Practice” help students connect theory to practices they observe in preschool and kindergarten classrooms. •In-depth coverage of new federal and state literacy initiatives, standardized literacy assessments, and latest practices in ongoing literacy assessment.
Category: Education

History Of Technology

Author : Alfred Rupert Hall
ISBN : UOM:39015081547666
Genre : Technology
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Category: Technology

Writing Matters

Author : Peter D. Moss
ISBN : PSU:000012439409
Genre : English language
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Category: English language

Community Matters

Author : Marjorie Ford
ISBN : 0321207831
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Community Matters is a reader/rhetoric that encourages students to think critically about the social, political, and philosophical meanings and importance of community while helping them to build a writer's community within their classroom. Reading selections and writing assignments throughout the book encourage students to consider the local, national, and global communities in which they live, and to respond to and participate in these communities through writing. Student writing is connected with the community through thematic inquiry, reflection, and structured writing activities.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Transforming Schools With Technology

Author : Andrew A. Zucker
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131671146
Genre : Education
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"This timely and thoughtful book argues that technology can and will play a central role in efforts to achieve crucial education goals, and that it will be an essential component of further improvement and transformation of schools. Author Andrew A. Zucker develops his arguments by drawing on the most up-to-the-minute information about digital technologies and what we know about how they affect teaching and learning in real schools." "The book is marked not only by Zucker's cutting-edge sophistication about digital technologies, but also by his longstanding engagement with and commitment to K-12 education. It is destined to be recognized as the crucial volume on digital technology and education, and it will be essential reading for school leaders and teachers, policymakers, and those members of the general public - among them parents and engaged citizens - for whom the fate of education is a vital concern."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Education