Tag: writing

iPads and reluctant writers

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: iPadifying the Writing Workshop – Part 1 “One of my students,” shared the 5th grade teacher whom I was interviewing for a podcast, “has trouble filling up the page. He just can’t do it. It’s too much. But, when writing on the iPad, using the on-screen keyboard, he can. He can type a few words at a… Read more →

Pew Research – Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools is a report from the PewResearchCenter creating from surveying Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers. Overall, the teachers believe that digital tools have a postive benefit on student writing with some concern about informal language appearing in formal writing. Read more →

Distraction free writing with JDarkroom

[][] While there are several full screen text editing apps, I’ve settled on JDarkroom. Written in Java, JDarkroom is a distraction free text editor, taking over your entire screen so you can concentrate on writing and not worry about new email or tweets. It is patterned after Darkroom for Windows and Writeroom for Mac. I was using Evernote for writing,… Read more →