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Handbook of Research on Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings

Book Description

More emphasis is being placed on writing instruction in K-12 schools than ever before. With the growing number of digital tools in the classroom, it is important that K-12 teachers learn how to use these tools to effectively teach writing in all content areas. The Handbook of Research on Digital Tools for Writing Instruction in K-12 Settings will provide research about how students use digital tools to write, both in and out of school settings, as well as discuss issues and concerns related to the use of these learning methods. This publication is beneficial to educators, professionals, and researchers working in the field of K-12 and teacher education.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
    1. REFERENCES
  7. Preface
    1. OVERVIEW
    2. SECTION 1: WRITING WITH WEB 2.0 AND SOCIAL MEDIA
    3. SECTION 2: WRITING WITH MOBILE AND MULTIMODAL TECHNOLOGIES
    4. SECTION 3: INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY WITH WRITING INSTRUCTION
    5. SECTION 4: PREPARING EDUCATORS TO TEACH WRITING DIGITALLY
    6. CONCLUSION
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Writing with WEB 2.0 and Social Media
    1. Chapter 1: Designing Writing Tasks in Google Docs that Encourage Conversation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY AND FINDINGS
      5. IMPLICATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. APPENDIX 1
      10. APPENDIX 2
      11. APPENDIX 3
      12. APPENDIX 4
    2. Chapter 2: Writing to Learn
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BLOGGING IN THE LA AND SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOMS
      4. METHODOLOGY AND FINDINGS
      5. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
      6. CONVERSATIONS ABOUT LEARNING LANGUAGE ARTS
      7. CONVERSATIONS ABOUT LEARNING SOCIAL STUDIES
      8. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Tagxedo
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY AND FINDINGS
      5. FINDINGS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 4: Examining Middle-School Students' Uses of Diigo Annotations to Engage in Collaborative Argumentative Writing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REFERENCES
      4. ADDITIONAL READING
      5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      6. APPENDIX: CODING SCHEME FOR ANALYZING DIGITAL ANNOTATIONS
    5. Chapter 5: Connecting In and Out-of-School Writing Through Digital Tools
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS
      4. IMPERATIVES FOR DIGITAL WRITING IN SCHOOL
      5. TYPES OF WRITING USING DIGITAL TOOLS
      6. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 6: Virtual Vacations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY AND FINDINGS
      5. SUMMARY
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. APPENDIX
    7. Chapter 7: Socially Networking the Past
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
      5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      6. APPENDIX 1
      7. APPENDIX 2
  10. Section 2: Writing with Mobile and Multimodal Technologies
    1. Chapter 8: Students' Out-of-School Writing Practices in an Educational Facebook Application
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY AND FINDINGS: CASE OF HOT DISH
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 9: An Argument for a Multimodal, Online System to Support English Learners' Writing Development1
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL RATIONALE
      4. THE STEPS INSTRUCTIONAL APPROACH AND INTERFACE DESIGN
      5. SUMMARY AND DISCUSSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      8. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 10: Multilingual, Multimodal Compositions in Technology-Mediated Hybrid Spaces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMINGS
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 11: Reading-to-Learn from Subject Matter Texts
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY AND FINDINGS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 12: iLiterate
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 13: Padlet Walls, Weeblies, and Twitter
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. METHODOLOGY AND FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSION, RECOMMENDATIONS, REFLECTIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 14: Preschoolers as Digital Designers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 15: Young Writers Create Digital E-Books Using Nooks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLODY AND FINDINGS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 3: Integrating Technology with Writing Instruction
    1. Chapter 16: A Historical Overview of Writing and Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STEPPING INTO THE DIGITAL AGE
      4. THE WEB 2.0 EXPLOSION
      5. LINGERING ISSUES
      6. EMBRACING AN ARTISAN’S APPROACH TO DIGITAL WRITING INSTRUCTION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 17: Supporting Young Writers through the Writing Process in a Paperless Classroom
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PERSPECTIVES
      4. CONTEXT OF THE STUDY
      5. A FIFTH-GRADE CLASSROOM EXAMPLE OF EACH STAGE OF DIGITAL PROCESS WRITING
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. APPENDIX: WEBSITE CHARTS
    3. Chapter 18: Supporting the Development of Writing Abstraction with Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TOOLS TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF WRITING ABSTRACTION
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 19: Translating Traditional Writing Process Tools to Digital Ones
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. WHERE DO WE BEGIN?
      4. DIGITAL TOOLS TO DEVELOP 21 CENTURY LEARNERS
      5. DIGITAL TOOLS USED TO CREATE, CRITIQUE, ANALYZE, AND EVALUATE
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 20: Real World Writing with Digital Prompts
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. REAL WORLD WRITING WITH DIGITAL PROMPTS
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    6. Chapter 21: Employing Digital Tools to Support Writing in Mathematics and the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. VIGNETTTES
      4. FUTURE TRENDS AND IMPLICATIONS
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ADDITIONAL READING
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 22: Using ResponsiveDesign as a Shared Approach to Address the Challenge of Composing with Digital Tools
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. USING RESPONSIVEDESIGN AS A SHARED APPROACH TO ADDRESS THE CHALLENGE OF COMPOSING WITH DIGITAL TOOLS
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 23: Online Peer Conferencing in Four Different Educational Settings
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. Chapter 24: Composing Texts and Identities in an Alternative High School English Class
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND ON THE STUDY
      4. DESIGN OF THE STUDY
      5. THE THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED UNIT
      6. THE MULTIMODAL CHILDREN’S BOOK PROJECT
      7. DISCUSSION, RECOMMENDATIONS, REFLECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 4: Preparing Educators to Teach Writing Digitally
    1. Chapter 25: Preparing Teachers to Immerse Students in Multimodal Digital Writing Opportunities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MULTIMODALITY
      4. PEDAGOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS
      5. THEORY TO PRACTICE
      6. TEACHING MULTIMODALITY
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 26: Professional Development for Teaching Writing in a Digital Age
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. GENRES OF DIGITAL TOOLS FOR TEACHING WRITING
      5. TEACHERS’ USE OF DIGITAL WRITING TOOLS FOR PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES
      6. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      7. DISCUSSION, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND REFLECTION
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 27: Pose/Wobble/Flow
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REFERENCES
      4. ADDITIONAL READING
      5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 28: Professional Development 1.5
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TWO APPROACHES TO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 29: Scaffolding Pre-Service English Teachers to Teach Secondary Students How to Utilize Digital Tools When Composing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW OF CHAPTER
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EXPLORING DIGITAL TOOLS AS WRITERS
      5. EXPLORING DIGITAL TOOLS AS TEACHERS/DESIGNERS OF CURRICULUM
      6. IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHER EDUCATION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 30: The Integration of Digital Tools during Strategic and Interactive Writing Instruction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE USE OF DIGITAL TOOLS DURING SIWI
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 31: What Now? Shifting Our Colleagues' Perceptions of Digital Writing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE 2013 PEW/NWP SURVEY ON DIGITAL TOOLS AND WRITING INSTRUCTION
      4. A DEEPER LOOK AT WHAT THE SURVEY SHOWS
      5. ESSENTIAL DIGITAL SKILLS 1 AND 6: JUDGING THE QUALITY OF INFORMATION AND FINDING IT QUICKLY
      6. ESSENTIAL DIGITAL SKILLS 2 AND 5: WRITING EFFECTIVELY AND COMMUNICATING IN CREATIVE, ENGAGING WAYS
      7. ESSENTIAL DIGITAL SKILLS 3 AND 4: BEHAVING RESPONSIBLY ONLINE AND UNDERSTANDING PRIVACY ISSUES
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors