Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Language arts; Written communication--Data processing;
Core Curriculum guides teachers' writing instruction, requiring students to use technology to 1) produce and publish writing, 2) interact with others, and 3) develop skills to strengthen writing. Teachers should explore digital writing tools as a means to do each. This review examines the roles digital writing tools have in meeting Core Curriculum writing standards and facilitating feedback and revision in student writing. The focus of this review is recent research evidence published in the last five years. The research evidence suggests needed changes in writing instruction, based on teachers' and students' perceptions of digital tools – especially to provide feedback and how they may influence revision. Recommendations for writing teachers are provided, as well as for future research on using digital writing tools in the secondary classroom.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©2016 Sarah McKee
McKee, Sarah, "Using digital writing tools in supporting student writing" (2016). Graduate Research Papers. 626.