Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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"Technology isn't going to do the writing for you."

- Ruthanne Lum McCunn
Ruthanne Lum McCunn
First Steps A Shared Path Different Audiences Different Purposes
Usage and Mechanics Providing Feedback on Student Writing Learning from Professional Writers Writing in the 21st Century
Listen to:
  • Margo Jefferson's thoughts on writing and technology, expressed during an interview for this project. This Pulitzer Prize-winning author currently writes for the New York Times.
On the Web:
  • Kairos is a refereed online journal exploring the relationship between rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy. The texts published here are developed especially for the Web, addressing topics such as "Critical Issues in Computers and Writing," and "Hypertext Fiction/Hypertext Poetry."

  • The Words Work Network is an online resource for students who create and maintain online writing sites. Webdelsol.com, the largest nonprofit publisher of periodical contemporary literature in the U.S., established Wow-Schools.net-better known as the "Words Work Network," or "WoW Net"-to promote the highest standard of writing and contemporary literary art to high school students.

  • What can you do if the Web site around which you have built your lesson suddenly disappears? Web whacking is one answer. Find out how here.
In the Library:
  • Gruber, Sibylle, ed. Weaving a Virtual Web: Practical Approaches to New Information Technologies. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2000.

  • Howard, Tharon and Chris Benson, eds. with Rocky Gooch and Dixie Goswami. Electronic Networks: Crossing Boundaries, Creating Communities. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1999.

  • Kajder, Sara B. The Tech-Savvy English Classroom. Portland, ME: Stenhouse, 2003.

  • Moeller, David. Computers in the Writing Classroom. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2002.

  • Strickland, James. From Disk to Hard Copy: Teaching Writing With Computers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1997.
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