Title

Ten Ways to Use Digital Tools in the Writing Classroom

Title of Panel or Colloquium

Keynote Address

Abstract

As I prepare for any class I teach, I post the planned activities on a WordPress blog and send out updates on Twitter. My blog post typically includes a photo I have found on Flickr, using a Creative Commons search. In class, we are likely to talk about Facebook, Flickr, or Pinterest. We build LinkedIn profiles, write blog posts, and discuss online personas. Technology has become a significant part of what I teach and how I communicate with students, but rarely am I teaching students technology. Instead, I am asking them to engage in conversations, research solutions, and take action. My goal is never to use technology for technology's sake; it is to engage students in activities that support their development as writers. In my presentation, I will outline ten ways teachers can use digital tools in the classroom to support student success in the writing classroom (and beyond).

 
Apr 17th, 11:00 AM Apr 17th, 11:45 AM

Ten Ways to Use Digital Tools in the Writing Classroom

Auditorium (Room 100)

As I prepare for any class I teach, I post the planned activities on a WordPress blog and send out updates on Twitter. My blog post typically includes a photo I have found on Flickr, using a Creative Commons search. In class, we are likely to talk about Facebook, Flickr, or Pinterest. We build LinkedIn profiles, write blog posts, and discuss online personas. Technology has become a significant part of what I teach and how I communicate with students, but rarely am I teaching students technology. Instead, I am asking them to engage in conversations, research solutions, and take action. My goal is never to use technology for technology's sake; it is to engage students in activities that support their development as writers. In my presentation, I will outline ten ways teachers can use digital tools in the classroom to support student success in the writing classroom (and beyond).