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SDL 5:OCT Expectation: ‘Developing an awareness of the influence of technology on written expression.’ by Mind Map: SDL 5:OCT Expectation: ‘Developing an awareness of the influence of technology on written expression.’

1. Resources:

1.1. Dean Shareski. “Cellphones in the Classroom: Tools for Learning". Feb 11, 2008 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhAH6nncCKw

1.2. The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools By Kristeen Purcell, Judy Buchanan and Linda Friedrich http://www.pewinternet.org/2013/07/16/the-impact-of-digital-tools-on-student-writing-and-how-writing-is-taught-in-schools/

1.3. Writing Electronically: The Effects of Computers on Traditional Writing – By Sharmila Pixy Ferris http://quod.lib.umich.edu/j/jep/3336451.0008.104?view=text;rgn=main

2. Pie Chart

3. Digital Tools on Student Writing

3.1. Pros

3.1.1. Teachers find that digital technologies are shaping students writing in endless ways.

3.1.2. Teachers agree that digital technologies are benefiting students in many way:

3.1.2.1. "allow students to share their work with a wider audience"

3.1.2.2. "encourage greater collaboration among students"

3.1.2.3. "encourage student creativity and person expression"

3.2. Cons

3.2.1. Many teachers are concerned and are divided on the role of digital technologies.

3.2.1.1. Digital tools make students more likely-as opposed to less likely or having no impact-to take shortcuts and not put effort into their writing.

3.2.1.2. These tools make students more likely to "write too fast and be careless"

3.2.1.3. Today's digital technologies make students more likely to "use poor spelling and grammar"

4. Computers on Traditional Writing

4.1. The impact of computers on traditional writing has be taken many forms.

4.1.1. Electronic writing refers to the conglomerate of writing that can be done on and through the medium of a networked computer.

4.1.1.1. This includes writing for asynchronous interpersonal communication (as in e-mail, mailing lists, newsgroups, and discussion groups), writing for synchronous interpersonal communication (as in chatrooms, MUDs or multi-user dimensions, and MOOs or multi-user dimensions, object-oriented), and writing on the World Wide Web (including hypertext). This paper focuses on electronic writing on the World Wide Web.

4.2. "The text becomes more immediate, more fragmented and fluid, and the medium offers greater capacity for individual participation and interactivity"

5. Cellphones in the classroom..

5.1. Cellphones are a great tool to help you learn

5.1.1. You can use the organizer to plan assignment due dates, connect with the classroom teacher (listening to instructions) and set reminders.

5.1.2. Great tool to record answers after a lesson.

5.1.3. Wonderful way to expand learning and to create student centred learning