Using Computers For Writing

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Using Computers For Writing

  1. 1. Why Use Computers for Writing?
  2. 2. Computers are <ul><li>motivating </li></ul><ul><li>patient </li></ul><ul><li>non-judgemental </li></ul>
  3. 3. Writing with computers promote risk taking. <ul><li>Writing behaviors increased with the support that computers offer. </li></ul><ul><li>Students engaged in more hypothesis testing. </li></ul><ul><li>Students were more persistent. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rosegrant 1988 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Writing with computers promote positive attitudes. <ul><li>Students who use computers have positive feelings about the computer, writing, themselves and school. </li></ul><ul><li>Using the computer gave writers a sense of purpose for their writing . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Using a word processor for writing <ul><li>immediately lets a child enter the world of adult print </li></ul><ul><li>with adult help, lets the child create a more sophisticated big book </li></ul><ul><li>lets a child interact with the text that is more dynamic than using pencil and paper </li></ul>
  6. 6. The public nature of the word processor promotes * peer interaction * peer coaching *peer support
  7. 7. Writing with computers helps students see writing as recursive. The ability to change and manipulate text promotes revision and more concentration on the content.
  8. 8. Writing with the computer is a great equalizer . The end product will have the same letter quality. This increases the ease of reading and allows the reader to concentrate on content.
  9. 9. The ease of publishing gives students a sense of pride in authorship .
  10. 10. The success of using the computer in the classroom depends on the teacher.
  11. 11. . <ul><li>a coaching style of teaching </li></ul><ul><li>a high level of comfort and knowledge of the writing process </li></ul><ul><li>flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>skill of observation and analysis </li></ul><ul><li>ability to work with individual differences and learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>an ability to integrate computers within the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>ability to communicate the concepts of this with parents </li></ul>Qualities that the teacher should possess are
  12. 12. By developing these qualities a teacher can then ....
  13. 14. Because as David Dockterman states in his book Great Teaching in the One Computer Classroom
  14. 15. If you give great teachers powerful tools, great things will happen!

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