ENGL 479 – Middle School Writing

Why should teachers incorporate digital writing into their classrooms?

As technology continues to develop and spread further amongst society, people are becoming more and more reliant on it. Technology has become an essential part of our everyday lives and it is becoming increasingly prevalent amongst the rising generations. In order to keep our students engaged in our classrooms we need to incorporate the use of digital writing as much as possible. Students will find themselves more interested in what we are teaching and they will consequently retain more of the information being given to them. A quote that I found very fitting to this discussion about keeping up with societal changes within our classrooms can be found below.

“If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.” -John Dewey

(I wanted to ensure my script was good prior to recording all of this in an audio recording)

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Identity Blog 1st Draft

Ideas:

-survey collecting feedback on various individuals past writing
experiences
-lesson plan to use in future class
-brochure discussing the qualities that lead to a good writing
experience for students

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Wax Museum

We’re going to be making a comic strip out of this. The comic strip shows that rather than completing a research paper, the students are going to conduct a wax museum to display what they have learned. The wax museum will be more memorable and allow the students to grasp a better understanding of the material that they are learning about.

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