Writing in the Digital Age

Why Digital Writing Matters?

Writing matters for success in the school and university, in the community and the workplace, the California Writing Project  and CVUSD have a common mission—to improve student writing and learning by improving the teaching of writing.

Digital Tools to Enhance or Reform Student Writing

Artifacts produced using technology are superior to artifacts produced without technology.

Evidence that technology is being used for a purpose. 

Learning about the SAMR model will provide ideas about enhancing or reforming student writing using digital tools.


Digital Tools Ideas:

Stage 1: Prewriting, Planning, Brainstorming

Choice: Padlet or Google Draw

Stage 2: Drafting, Designing, Evaluating, Researching

Choice: Google Sheets or Google Template

Stage 3: Revising, Re-evaluating, Researching

Choice: Google Doc (Sharing) or Kaienza

Stage 4: Editing, Modifying, Condensing, Researching

Choice: Google Forms or Voice Recorder

Stage 5: Publishing, Producing, Reporting

Choice: Screencastify or Google Sites

Common Core Integration

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6-8.7 Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

Earn Your Badge!

Artifact needed: Leverage what you already know about teaching and learning in our Digital and Interconnected World by showcasing the integration of a digital tool at each Stage of the writing process (expectation 5 tools minimum). Browse and attach this comprehensive artifact (can be in any digital format of your choice. i.e. screencast, video, podcast, website) showcasing the integration of digital tools at each stage of the writing process or list the web address in the text box and then click submit.

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