Teaching Writing, Tablet Style: Revisited

A girl listens to music and reads off a tablet. CC Licensed Photo (Some rights reserved by flickingerbrad.)

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Computers, tablets and other mobile devices dominate our lives, and as schools adopt 1:1 initiatives, parents and teachers alike must navigate the technologies that support student writers.

In a post from 2013, Troy Hicks shares some apps for teaching writing, tablet style.

When it comes to helping our students to write, to put words into sentences and then into stories, essays, scripts, and more, I look for applications that make the writing process simple and elegant. As a teacher, this means that an app does not, should not, have to do everything from brainstorming to drafting to publishing. Different points in the process may require different apps. And, as a parent, I am reminded that sometimes simply having fewer distractions on screen can help my children focus.

Read the full post, with lots of tools to help writers, here.

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