Monday, March 21, 2011

Writing on Personal Devices

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Dr. Elliot Soloway asks a teacher whether using a personal device will benefit boys more in their writing.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Using Moving and Still Images

"Many teachers in the project found that giving boys access to visual images, both moving and still, had a significant impact on their engagement with, and understanding of, texts. This often led to increased motivation to write and a higher standard of writing."

Sally Wilkinson in her journal article "Encouraging Boys' Writing" writes about how the use of film and visual and still images encourage and motivate boy writers.

Here's a sample issue of English 4 to 11. The English Association and UK Literacy Association.

Ontario teachers can read "Encouraging Boys' Writing" on the EBSCO database.