Thursday, July 18, 2013

Digital technology and writing study

A recent national study determined the pros and cons of using digital technology in classrooms. According to the survey, the majority of middle- and high-school teachers believe digital tools increase student collaboration with apps like Google Docs and help them share their work through social media. At the same time, these teachers give their students modest marks for formal writing and low marks in “navigating issues of fair use and copyright in composition” and “reading and digesting long or complicated texts.”
Kristen Purcell, Judy Buchanan, Linda Friedrich. (2013).The impact of digital tools on student writing and how writing is taught in schools. Washington, DC: Pew Research Center.

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