Why Teach Writing?
The act of writing generates ideas.
Solve Problems, Identify issues and
Reconsider something someone has
Try out a half-baked idea
National Counsel of Teacher of English NCTE.org
Why Teach Writing
According to Marquette University, “the
primary basis upon which your work, your
learning, and your intellect will be judged--in
college, in the workplace, and in the
Let’s take it to the
• For students who need an augmented
communication device and can’t use
their own voice to speak, should you
help them program their device with
We need to enable our
students with the tools that
will allow them to express
their ideas, their
understandings and their new
thinking. Technology for a
student with a learning
disability is not a luxury but a
fundamental human right.
The Common Core
• Research Project
How can we teach
writing to struggling
• Continued and ongoing support
Ongoing and effective professional
development for teachers
Get ride of all the stuff (Letter
formation, grammar, spelling etc...)
• Use Assistive Technology
What makes this
man an artist?
QuickTime™ an d a
are need ed to see this p icture .
Technology is just the
tool...The thinking is
always inallows for others to see
• The technology
the authors thinking.
• The technology allows for the creation
• The artifact allows the
author, artist, dancer share their
thinking with an audience.