Reflection: Writing for Publication Equals College Readiness at the Tips of our Fingers - Section 1: Let's get started: Sign in to Log in--Using the Computer Lab


Trips to the computer lab stress me out. I panic that the computers won't work, the power will go out and the students will lose their work...I almost need to take a personal day after a trip to the lab.  I usually try to go on a Friday so I have the weekend to recover.  

At my school there is nothing convenient  about technology especially using the computer labs.  Most of my colleagues don't bother with the labs--typing a paper is optional.  Regardless of the level of frustration technology creates, it is necessary for students to engage technology for academic purposes. Most colleges are almost completely paperless.  The expectation is that students will turn in assignments online and access information from the class home page. Spending an entire academic period in the lab may not be the preferred use of instructional time however the long-term benefits for students makes it a worthwhile endeavor.  


  Why bother to type essays?
  Why bother to type essays?
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Writing for Publication Equals College Readiness at the Tips of our Fingers

Unit 2: Identity and Culture: Identifying the Central Idea and Evaluating Evidence in Informational Texts
Lesson 8 of 11

Objective: SWBAT use technology to polish and publish their narratives by typing their narratives in MLA format and uploading them to Edmodo.

Big Idea: Computer labs make it digital: students publish their cultural masterpieces to Edmodo.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, publication, MLA Format, narrative, edmodo
  95 minutes
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