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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 th ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by Teachers College Press
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Mark Hiser
Jun 12, 2011 Mark Hiser rated it liked it
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The "old ways" of teaching writing have little to do with writing that is developing in "the real world." As emerging technologies increasingly impact the way we write and even what makes writing, we need to study, experiment, and research this behavior we have taken so for granted.

This book includes several studies and teaching practices that challenge writing instructors across disciplines and ages.
Apr 23, 2011 Antje rated it it was amazing
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For those looking for ideas, go no further. This book is nicely written, not too overwhelming and the ideas are definitely doable. I particularly like the chapter on "media literacy" - we need that now more than we need computer literacy. The kids got that down. Our school will make some technological strides over the summer and this book helped get on track. Love the blogger idea.
Jul 18, 2009 Deborah rated it really liked it
I didn't read every page of every chapter of this book, but gobbled some up and just tasted others. Still, I think it's one of the most well informed books out (that I know of) on the subject of using technology in classrooms. It doesn't just jump on technology because it's fun but deals with issues of access and relationship to learning as well as assessment.
Nov 12, 2013 Elizabeth rated it liked it
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Inspired by the changes to writing habits that seem to pervade all environments but the classroom, this book looked at a number of teachers who are attempting to incorporate multi-modal writing into their curricula, to varying degrees of success. Unsurprisingly, the assignments teachers designed seemed to recapitulate or (at best) extend previous skills more so than revolutionize writing itself. However, what did change (in most cases) was students' willingnesses and desires to share their writi ...more
Sep 02, 2013 Lynn rated it really liked it
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The title drew me to this book, then I almost did not finish it as over 2/3 of the book addresses high school and college level writing. Not wanting to have to start another, I decided I would look for the commonalities within and across the levels. I was not disappointed! I discovered that most teachers at all levels are sticking their toes into the water to try integrating technology, student input into assessments is important, connecting the project to the appropriate assessment is tricky, a ...more
Feb 09, 2010 Claudia rated it really liked it
I was just talking to a student today who told me he wasn't doing much reading, but he's involved with media...he said, "But that's reading, isn't it?" The exact purpose of this book. Literacy must be expanded to include reading and writing in different media.

I was inspired by the teachers' stories about their classrooms and their students. I was excited by their honesty about not feeling confident about their own knowledge of technology. I've been challenged while reading, to include more techn
Kevin Hodgson
Sep 06, 2009 Kevin Hodgson rated it it was amazing
I am an editor and writer here, so I will hold off on any reviews (ha).
But I will point out that we did a series of podcasts on Teachers Teaching Teachers that might be of interest.
More info at my blog:
Jun 12, 2011 Shannon is currently reading it
Great ideas for the digital writing the classroom. In each chapter, the teacher/author addresses curriculum standards, the writing process, and issues with assessment.
Tina  M
Jun 21, 2013 Tina M rated it liked it
a practical guide for using technology in the classroom with writing.
Jianna Taylor
Jun 29, 2012 Jianna Taylor rated it really liked it
This book offers various ways to help teachers teach students to compose using technology, with real classroom examples from elementary school through college.
Jun 18, 2010 Liz rated it really liked it
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This book had some great lessons to try with students, and it raised good questions about the value of state writing assessments.
Sep 23, 2012 Jan rated it it was amazing
Lots of great examples and thoughtful reflections.
Jun 03, 2010 Crystal rated it really liked it
Failing to suggest ways to get a district's IT department on-board, this series of articles presents some fanastic ideas: some I would love to incorporate in my classroom.

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