Because Digital Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Online and Multimedia Environments

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How to apply digital writing skills effectively in theclassroom, from the prestigious National Writing Project

As many teachers know, students may be adept at text messagingand communicating online but do not know how to craft a basicessay. In the classroom, students are increasingly required tocreate web-based or multi-media productions that also includewriting. Since writing in and for the online realm often defiesstandard writing conventions, this book defines digital writing andexamines how best to integrate new technologies into writinginstruction.

  • Shows how to integrate new technologies into classroomlessons
  • Addresses the proliferation of writing in the digital age
  • Offers a guide for improving students' online writingskills

The book is an important manual for understanding this newfrontier of writing for teachers, school leaders, universityfaculty, and teacher educators.

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The connectivity of the internet and the latest digitaltechnologies have opened vast new opportunities, formats, andaudiences for writing. Digital writing involves more than just wordprocessing an essay or punching out an e-mail message; students canblog, text message, chat online, or create narratives formulti-media productions.

Based on case studies, interviews with educationalprofessionals, and a decade's worth of research, Because DigitalWriting Matters offers proven strategies to equip students with thecommunications skills that will enable them to thrive in ourinformation-rich, high-speed, high-tech culture. The book also

  • Introduces the idea of digital writing as a mode of thinking,applicable to all grades and disciplines

  • Examines current trends, best practices, research, and issues inthe teaching of digital writing

  • Offers practical solutions and models for planning,implementing, and assessing digital writing initiatives and writingprograms

Because Digital Writing Matters reveals what teachers,administrators, and parents can do to meet the writing challenge inour nation's schools.

"Coming not a moment too soon, Because Digital Writing Mattersis required reading for every educator and concerned citizen in oursociety." —Patricia Lambert Stock, professor emerita, MichiganState University, and visiting professor, The University ofMaryland, College Park

"An important and useful book—a much-needed guide to theteaching of digital writing, with examples of teachers' exemplarypractice." —Charles Moran, professor emeritus, University ofMassachusetts, Amherst

The NATIONAL WRITING PROJECT (NWP), founded in 1974, is anationwide network of educators, working together to improve theteaching of writing in the nation's schools and in other settings.The revised edition of their bestselling book, Because WritingMatters, is also available from Jossey-Bass. For more informationon NWP, visit www.nwp.org.

About the Author:

Dànielle Nicole DeVoss is an associate professor and director of the Professional Writing Program at Michigan State University. Elyse Eidman-Aadahl directs National Programs and Site Development at the NWP at the University of California, Berkeley. Troy Hicks is an assistant professor of English at Central Michigan University, where he also directs the Chippewa River Writing Project.

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