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The pros and cons of using technology in the classroom to teach writing


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My power point presentation on the pros and cons of using technology in writing.

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The pros and cons of using technology in the classroom to teach writing

  1. 1. Jennifer Cutting
  2. 2.  In the 90’s the answer may have been “Oregan Trail”  Others define it as “any tool that can be used to help promote human learning, including – but not limited to – calculators, tablets, Smart Boards, video cameras, digital cameras, MP3 players, PDA’s, and of course the computer.”
  3. 3.  Provides for choice  It helps engage all students  Less fatigue for students, the writing process becomes easier  Easy to rearrange, add, or fix information  Writing can be more attractive/creative  Students may actually write more  College and career readiness while building typing skills
  4. 4.  Resources  Lack of reliable internet resources  Lack of devices, sharing resources, scheduling issues  Lack of support  Lack of devices/internet capability in the student home
  5. 5.  Teacher Training  Need for technology training  Need for technology integration training  Need for Technology Integration Specialist Collaboration
  6. 6.  Time  Finding the time to fit it into the curriculum  The time needed to complete the entire assignment within the given time frame
  7. 7.  Students may be using it for personal reasons while class is going on  Creating expectations and guidelines for the students and sticking to them will be important for them in respecting your boundaries
  8. 8. In my opinion both sides of the argument have very valid points. Technology is everywhere and in our every day lives. Teaching without the use of technology in your classroom to some degree just doesn’t happen nowadays.
  9. 9. Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. Bill Gates