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Embracing Digital Writing in Today's K-12 Classrooms

, , The University of Southern Mississippi, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, LA, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-12-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA


Abstract: Blogs, Wiki’s, Social Media and the Internet has changed writing. People are writing more today than ever before. More people are self-published than ever before. Letters are not written on stationary, but are often composed digitally while news stories are a compilation of words, images and links. College and job applications are all online. However, today’s classrooms are in “catch-up” mode leaving most students to comment that they have to “power-down” during the school day. Outside of their school day they are reading and writing on computers, phones, or tablets with great frequency and intensity. In other words, they are engaging in digital writing. Digital writing combines visual, and audio according to Elyse Eidan-Aadahl (National Writing Project, 2011).


McKee-Waddell, S. & Tonore, K. (2014). Embracing Digital Writing in Today's K-12 Classrooms. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 1308-1311). New Orleans, LA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 11, 2018 from .

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