Motivating writers through technology

22/10/2015

The use of technology in schools can have a beneficial effect on students' writing as they can provide authentic and more engaging opportunities for sharing and reflecting on their learning.

Digital tools like:  

Student
Student's writing on Pages
  • Blogger
  • Book Creator
  • Creative Book Builder
  • Google Docs
  • Edmodo
  • iMovie
  • iBooks Author

provide students with a broader audience for their writing. This in turn helps to develop the quality of their writing as they realise that other people are reading, commenting, sharing and feeding back to them.  As they use more digital tools, students become more versatile and develop new understandings of how different tools can be best used to convey their message.  They explore better and innovative ways of expressing their ideas.

Interacting with these digital tools also provide students with opportunities to develop their reading ability as they encounter different forms of text.  Students also become more confident and fluent in their reading and writing as they explore and interact with various texts.  Real world interaction and the ability to publish and share their work has a positive impact on students motivation to write.

Student
Student's writing on Blogger

Related resources

Email lex@parra.catholic.edu.au to borrow the following related resource:
Keepin' it real: integrating new literacies with effective classroom practice.

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