Teacher-Friendly Text: Handbook of Writing Research


Handbook of writing research

Front Cover

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In Chapter 17 of this book, “The Effects of New Technologies on Writing and the Writing Processes,” the authors discuss the major effects that technology has had on writing instruction as well as technology’s influence on today’s society. The author gives examples of how technology has effected our society with several anecdotes such as the one told about a girl who is worried over her choice to send a formal email to a boy she was dating rather than using a more casual means of communication such as Instant Messenger.
Although this text does not provide teachers with classroom activities, it is a great database of information gathered in different case studies regarding the use of multiple technologies in a writing classroom. These case studies allow for teachers to see what the research says and apply the methods that were successful in case studies to their own classrooms


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