Ch 15: Digital Tools of Writing

About This Chapter

In this self-paced chapter are fun lessons that provide a comprehensive overview of digital writing tools. Explore these lessons and take accompanying quizzes to ensure you have the knowledge needed to excel on an upcoming test.

Digital Tools of Writing - Chapter Summary

Refresh your knowledge of the digital tools of writing by exploring this chapter's entertaining lessons. Our instructors can ensure you have a quality understanding of educational technology trends, online etiquette, how to use social media in the classroom and much more. Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • List and discuss the benefits of online publishing for students
  • Explain how to use graphics and multimedia in writing projects
  • Discuss the basics of blogging in the classroom
  • Exhibit knowledge of assistive technology for writing in the classroom
  • Outline how to evaluate technology and online resources for literacy instruction
  • Detail best practices for using search engines for online research

Customize your review of this chapter based on your current understanding of the digital tools of writing. Choose which lessons to study, visit as often as you'd like, and take short quizzes any time to check your comprehension. Our subject-matter experts can answer any questions you have about topics covered in the lessons. To confirm your knowledge of the entire chapter before the day of your test, be sure to take our practice exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 15: Digital Tools of Writing
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Educational Technology Trends: What Teachers Should Know

1. Educational Technology Trends: What Teachers Should Know

Educational technology is becoming incredibly important in the classroom and to student learning in general. This lesson will detail some of the trends of educational technology so that you can best implement this technology into your own classroom.

The Benefits of Online Publishing for Students

2. The Benefits of Online Publishing for Students

As you've probably noticed, kids these days are programmed to thrive off of publishing their thoughts on social media! They would much rather talk through a screen than face-to-face. This lesson will explain how publishing online can benefit students while giving them what they love and feel most comfortable with, TECHNOLOGY!

Using Graphics & Multimedia in Writing Projects

3. Using Graphics & Multimedia in Writing Projects

This lesson explores different ways to integrate graphics and multimedia into writing. Using newspapers as an example, we will look at how a front page photo adds dimension to a headline. Then, we will examine digital storytelling techniques.

Blogging in the Classroom

4. Blogging in the Classroom

Blogs and blogging enable teachers to augment instruction and give students a place to stay connected, informed, and engaged in the classroom. Blogs can also help students improve their writing skills. In this lesson, we will discuss some easy ways to integrate this effective tool into the curriculum.

Assistive Technology for Writing in the Classroom

5. Assistive Technology for Writing in the Classroom

This lesson looks at assistive technology for writing in the classroom that is worth writing about. Explore assistive technology for students needing support for writing composition, fine motor handwriting skills, and/or other areas of need.

Evaluating Technology & Online Resources for Literacy Instruction

6. Evaluating Technology & Online Resources for Literacy Instruction

As many teachers know, using technology in the classroom is full of benefits and challenges. In this lesson, we'll examine using technology and online resources in the literacy classroom, including how to evaluate technology for classroom use.

Using Social Media in the Classroom

7. Using Social Media in the Classroom

Social media has become second nature to today's learners, so why not use it in the classroom? This lesson provides an overview of social media and explains how it can be used to enhance student learning.

Online Etiquette: Definition & Rules

8. Online Etiquette: Definition & Rules

What is online etiquette? How do you write an email without breaking the rules? Learn how to make a good impression and avoid putting your foot in your mouth when using the Internet.

Using Search Engines for Online Research

9. Using Search Engines for Online Research

The Internet can be a resource that saves you time, but if you don't know how to use it properly, it can be a frustrating experience. In this lesson, you will learn about how to properly find supporting materials online with research tips and tricks.

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