Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Authorship--Study and teaching (Secondary); Authorship--Study and teaching (Higher); Education--Data processing;
This literature review analyzes the use of Google Apps for Education and other Google tools as a way for teachers to improve writing instruction. It focuses on 30 studies conducted in the United States and internationally which investigate varying uses of technology tools with secondary and college-aged students. The results showed that students’ writing improves and students experience more engagement when technology is used to enhance collaboration, feedback, editing, and revision, and that students generally enjoy using Google tools to accomplish writing tasks. Recommendations include guidelines for teachers when assigning technology-based writing activities, but further research needs to be conducted with American secondary students to ascertain the full role that Google can play in the writing classroom.
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
1 PDF file (48 pages)
©2017 Sarah Ebener
Ebener, Sarah, "Using Google tools to enhance secondary writing instruction" (2017). Graduate Research Papers. 135.