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Tips on how to observe electronic writing abilities successfully within the lecture room, from the distinguished nationwide Writing ProjectAs many lecturers be aware of, scholars could be adept at textual content messaging and speaking on-line yet have no idea tips on how to craft a simple essay. within the school room, scholars are more and more required to create web-based or multi-media productions that still comprise writing. considering writing in and for the web realm frequently defies commonplace writing conventions, this ebook defines electronic writing and examines how most sensible to combine new applied sciences into writing guideline. indicates the way to combine new applied sciences into lecture room lessonsAddresses the proliferation of writing within the electronic ageOffers a advisor for bettering scholars' on-line writing skillsThe ebook is a vital guide for realizing this new frontier of writing for academics, institution leaders, collage school, and instructor educators.

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Marc Prensky was one of the first to popularize the notion that today’s students are the first to have grown up surrounded by digital tools and toys. ” Digital immigrants, like all immigrants, retain certain “old world” ways of seeing and interacting with their current reality. According to Prensky: “Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach” (1). Our “digital native” students access, synthesize, and reply to information in ways that are fundamentally different from what most adults do.

In many schools, this resulted in the computers’ sitting and gathering dust in the back of the classroom or lab because the teachers had not been provided with the professional development necessary to richly integrate the computer into their practices. In addition, early computers were (comparatively) difficult to use and limited in scope. Amidst the early promotion—some might say hype—of technology in schools, many educators sensed that the machines were not delivering real educational value, and felt that their concerns about the computers’ use were not being addressed by policymakers and ed-tech enthusiasts.

The WIDE Research Collective argued that traditional approaches to audience, context, and purpose certainly carry over into digital realms, but that we must also attend in different and perhaps new ways to the social and cultural contexts of digital writing. • An analytical, thoughtful, critical consciousness of technology. When students live technology-rich lives, and when many technologies become ubiquitous, we must work to remind learners to question technology, to analyze tools, and to carefully select the best tool available for a particular meaning-making task.

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