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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

| November 26, 2013 | 13 Comments

Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write.

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How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write?

How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write?

| July 16, 2013 | 12 Comments

For many current middle and high school students, writing takes shape in all kinds of forms. They send texts, write on social media sites, update their own blogs, and of course, write for school assignments. This fluid use of writing for both personal and school work is being fueled by technology, and a Pew Research […]

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Can Texting Develop Other Writing Skills?

Can Texting Develop Other Writing Skills?

| August 15, 2012 | 27 Comments

Flickr: English106 As more schools begin allowing students to bring their own devices and actually use them in class, the debate around the value of “digital writing” — texting, taking notes on mobile devices, tweeting, etc. — is heating up. Some educators (and even a linguistic expert) believe kids who text are exercising a different, […]

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Why Students Should Learn to Write for the Public

Why Students Should Learn to Write for the Public

| July 2, 2012 | 8 Comments

“Writing is a public act,” says New York teacher Ileana Jimenez, who encourages her students to blog. Rather than having them write a paper and hand it in only for the teacher to read, waiting for some kind of assessment, Jimenez offers a different perspective in this interview with the Atlantic at the Aspen Ideas […]

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Budding Writers Benefit from Sharing Their Work Online

Budding Writers Benefit from Sharing Their Work Online

| April 23, 2012 | 11 Comments

“We just want these young writers to see how empowering it is to be able to share your ideas.”

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