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Can the effective use of ICT tools improve student outcomes in writing?

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Started by Karen Mills 01 Apr 2011 6:19am () Replies (4)

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  • Karen Mills (View all users posts) 01 Apr 2011 6:31am ()

    I worked with a Teacher Aide yesterday who had a couple of boys who struggled with the physical aspect of writing. This is a situation where ICT can support these students. Often, they will have lots of ideas to share but if they stuggle with writing it becomes frusrating for them as their hand can't keep up with their brain. A blog is a great tool for these students. By embedding a range of Web 2.0 tools, these boys will be able to share their ideas with an authentic audience on a regular basis, while being supported by their teacher aide. My prediction is that the older boy will become more willing to write for this new audience thus improving outcomes. Being a shared blog for the two boys, they will also be collaborating, negotiating, mentoring (one older, one younger) and creating.  See the Blog here.

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