What now? Shifting our colleagues' perceptions of digital writing

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Though many teachers, including the authors in this collection, are incorporating digital writing tools and making significant changes in their instruction, too many other teachers are not. Based on the results of a Pew Internet and National Writing Project survey, this chapter explores six skills that a majority of writing teachers describe as "essential" or "important." Building on the premise that all teachers want their students to learn these skills, this chapter describes strategies for how digital writing tools could be used in that capacity. With examples such as alternative search engines, creating a personal learning network, modeling the digital writing process, and understanding the dimensions of fair use, copyright, and citation, the chapter provides entry points for all teachers - even those unsure about why or how to use particular technologies - to begin teaching digital writing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781466659834
ISBN (Print)1466659823, 9781466659827
StatePublished - Apr 30 2014


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