Digital Writing in the Early Grades: What Emergent Writers Can Teach Us

ID: 38206 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Donna Wake and Jeff Whittingham, University of Central Arkansas, United States

Thursday, March 28 11:50 AM-12:10 PM Location: Bayside A View on map

Presider: Christi Trucks, Jacksonville State Univeristy, United States

Abstract: This article examines the use of digital writing with late elementary and early middle school students in a writing project model summer camp. Students’ written blogs and their response to a digital writing survey were analyzed for emergent themes to include their perceptions of writing in general and digital writing specifically. The researchers’ goal was to explore how these late elementary and early middle school students saw the impact of technology on how they wrote and how they thought about writing. The students’ responses can be used to guide teacher educators in understanding how technology changes the way students learn to write and how technology changes how we teach writing.

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