Ch 6: Use Technology for Writing: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.6

About This Chapter

Read about video lessons aligned with the CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.6 standard. Learn how to include these lessons in the classroom by reading about topics covered, lesson outcomes, and tips for incorporating videos into specific teaching sessions.

Standard: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.

About This Chapter

Students who have command over this standard are familiar with a variety of software and Internet technologies that support academic writing and interaction. They know how to navigate technological resources to display, publish, update, and solicit and respond to feedback on projects and information.

This standard's lessons address concepts including:

  • Using word processing programs
  • Working with desktop publishing software
  • Developing basic websites
  • Navigating wiki technology
  • Understanding presentation software and graphic suites
  • Tips for interacting in an academic setting via technology

Students display competency in this standard when using modern technological methods to present information both on- and off-line. They are familiar with tools such as blogs, wikis, and graphic suites that may be leveraged to share presentations and support interaction. Students further understand the real-time nature of many of these tools, using them to update and edit data as new evidence or circumstances arise.

How to Use These Lessons in Your Classroom

Below are some tips about how to integrate these tutorials into classroom teaching about the CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.6 standard:

Web Design Lessons

In a computer lab setting, show the video lesson on developing basic websites. Then ask students to create a simple website where they could publish future work if they chose. Invite them to complete the process by publishing the site online.

Graphic Suite Lessons

During a time when students have been assigned to develop a research paper or presentation, ask them to watch the lesson explaining graphic suites as homework. Then, request that students come up with a way to incorporate a visual component that uses a graphic suite into their planned presentation. Hold a class period in a computer lab to give students a chance to practice using the graphic suite by creating their visual aid.

Technological Interaction Lessons

View the video lesson on wikis during class. Create a class wiki, giving each student ownership over an individual page. Ask students to post a piece of original content to their page, as well as to subsequently interact on their classmates' pages by asking questions, responding to assertions, and cross-referencing when relevant. Remind students to monitor comments on their own pages, responding as appropriate and adapting the information as new evidence is presented.

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