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Digital Writing in the Primary Grades

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Digital Writing in the Primary Grades
Digital Writing Resources
The Future is Here!
Through the utilization of digital writing, students will also take social action, start conversations, find answers to questions, grow identities as writers, and ultimately make a difference as writers. Every student is different in their own unique ways so we must give our students the best tools and experiences to use so that they may reap the benefits of their education.
Technologies Change
In today’s ever changing world, technology is rapidly becoming a part of our everyday routines and experiences. In addition to interacting with these technological tools during their daily lives, technology savvy children are bringing funds of knowledge into the classroom as a resource that is worth employing. As technologies change, so do literacy practices. A number of our literacy practices have changed from basic paper-pencil types to communication technologies such as blogs, presentation software, website games, interactive digital literacies, wikis, etc.
Utilization of Digital Writing Tools
When students engage in digital writing, they will:
integrate traditional approaches with new multiliteracies
enhance and improve writing skills as well as gain a deeper understanding of content
begin to develop identities as writers
socially and critically construct knowledge
Engaging and Interactive
Storybird.com
Digital Writing Goals
My primary goal for this research is to engage and introduce my students to various forms of digital writing.

“Although digital and traditional writing diverge in some ways, their roots are very much alike. Digital writing, by showing students how writing can be used, often enhances the drive to learn the basics” (Heitin, 2011).
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/
https://voicethread.com/about/library/all_about_polar_bears/
Voicethread
http://storybird.com/categories/ages/kid/
Makebeliefscomix!
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/
Wow! I love learning!
"These examples of online comic creation demonstrate that transmediation involved a process of continual adaptation of intentions for representing knowledge in response to the sign-systems, including those embedded in digital software" (Mills, 2011).
Kidblog.org
Storywheelapp.com
Scholastic.com (Story Starters)
Voicethread.com
Storybird.com
Makebeliefscomix.com
Tagxedo.com
Photostory
ToonDoo
Powtoon
http://kidblog.org/MsBautistasClass-3/
Kidblog.org
http://storybird.com/books/friends-2371/
Stepping into the digital world
We Can Make a Difference!
Tagxedo
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