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Technology Integration Specialist, Alexandria, VA

Kids begin to see themselves as writers

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This is a great piece. I have been lucky enough to work with many teachers that are getting great writing from their kids via digiatl formats. I'm particularly proud of the student work here: http://authentic-voices.wikispaces.com/ and here are more thoughts about the power of peer feedback in digital forms: http://edtechdunny.blogspot.com/2012/03/dude-can-you-please-edit.html?m=1

President, NJ Association for Middle Level Education

Digital Writing Defrosts Brain Freeze

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I find that students are more willing to write in online discussions than talk in class. Getting them to see and appreciate other perspectives enriches their writing. Digital writing matters and yes, spelling counts. Here is why I think digital writing can improve their skills: http://goo.gl/X8cy1

Education Economist/Consultant

Higher level writing skills

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Digital writing requires higher level skills - especially comprehension to sift through the mass of material being generated on the Web, recognition of unique/original/special contributions, and acknowledging information sources (the greatest challenge the Web presents to users, especially students, and compounded when much of
the digital material is an ephemeral Tweet or a Blog).

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