The 21st Century Writing Process

Aditi Rao always has great ideas for sharing technology in the classroom. She is a technology resource specialist from Houston, TX and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University. She is really passionate about technology in education, both for students in classrooms and teachers outside of classrooms. She hopes that her blog will help educators discover interesting new tools to use in their own classrooms! Visit her blog Teach Bytes for more great content.

Below is the list of ideas and resources I compiled based on the writing process:

  1. PREWRITING
    1. Use mind maps for brainstorming:
      1. Bubbl.us
      2. Text2Mindmap
      3. SpicyNodes
    2. Use Google Wonder Wheel to get ideas and narrow down a topic.
    3. Research and collect information with Pinterest
  2. DRAFTING
    1. Practice sequencing through comic strips
  3. REVISING
    1. Revise overall content and word choice with word clouds
    2. Have students edit their diction with the online Visual Thesaurus
  4. EDITING/PROOFREADING
    1. Edit collaboratively online:
      1. Google Docs
      2. TypeWithMe
  5. PUBLISHING
    1. Create individual or classroom blogs:
      1. WordPress
      2. Tumblr
      3. Blogger
    2. Create individual or classroom websites
      1. Wix
      2. Weebly
    3. Create digital portfolios
    4. Create digital storybooks
    5. Send work to journals and magazines for 
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