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Tech Research Brief: Using Texting to Promote Learning and Literacy

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Standards: Writing
Texting and “text speak” can be used to help build reading skills such as word recognition and phonological awareness. You can also use texting to generate discussions of formal and informal...

Technology Tools to Support Writing

Bibliography
The PowerUp WHAT WORKS Team at the Center for Technology Implementation has conducted extensive reviews of the literature on the use of technology tools to support writing. View our bibliography for...

The Power of Simple Words

Video
Standards: Writing
This short animated video from TEDEducation highlights the importance of clear, concise communication when writing for various audiences.

The process writing approach: A meta-analysis

Research
Standards: Writing
The purpose of this meta-analysis was to determine if process-writing instruction improves the quality of students’ writing and their motivation to write. The meta-analysis focused on studies with...

Using PowerUp for PD: Reviewing

Professional Development Support Material
Standards: Writing
Find general directions, suggested activities, and support materials/activities for the Slide Show, Teach with Tech, and the Lessons in Action to use in your professional development.

Writers Speak to Kids

Video
Standards: Writing
A collection of video interviews of children's book authors talking about the process and craft of writing.

Writing for the Web: Blogs and Wikis to Support Literacy

Article
Standards: Writing
Writing online, through blogs, wikis, or discussion forums, can boost student motivation for writing, and help them learn to adapt writing for different audiences, tasks, purposes, and disciplines....

Writing to Learn

Article
Standards: Writing
In this Educational Leadership article, researcher/author Robert Marzano suggests a five-step process for using writing as a learning tool in content classrooms. “Although formulaic,” he says, “it...