Week 5 (Sept. 18-24): Technology for Writing
Gain an understanding of technology for supporting writing
Things To Do
1. Review Website: Technology for Writing
The website introduces various technology tools that can support writing of diverse students. Visit websites, watch the videos, and try out tools introduced in the web page.
This case story describes how a teacher uses a digital graphic organizer to help her students with pre-writing. She uses graphic organizers to model pre-writing with her whole class, providing supports for all students. In addition, she uses features of the digital graphic organizer to provide specific supports for individual learners
3. Activity: Try Out a Digital Graphic Organizer
Graphic organizers can help students with the pre-writing processes of brainstorming, planning and organizing. Download directions for the Graphic Organizer Activity. You need to take a screen shot of the digital graphic organizer you created and add it to in the Weekly Reflection #2.
4. Optional: Read the chapter 2: Assistive Technology to Support Writing (Assistive Technlogy in the Classroom by Dell, Newton, & Petroff)
Assignments & Important Dates
|Download the Weekly Reflection #2 questions.
Complete Week 5 questions in the Weekly Reflection #2
Keep working on the Digital Photo Story Assignment (Due by Oct. 8)
The Weekly Reflection #2 is due on Oct. 22 (Sun) by 11:55 PM