Mobile Technologies and the Writing Classroom: Resources for Teachers
Editor Claire Lutkewitte and her contributors explore both writing for and about mobile technologies and writing with mobile technologies.
This is a print version of the book. A PDF ebook version is also available.
The nature and tools of writing have changed. Today’s students compose and read chunks of webtexts and short text messages while they are on the move. If compositionists wish to be pedagogically relevant, they need to think more carefully about how their students read and compose texts and where they do so. More and more young people are choosing to write a variety of texts in a variety of locations because technologies make it possible. As a result, educational scholars are developing new understandings of how to incorporate such technologies into the classroom.
To that end, this book provides practical resources and assignments for writing instructors who are interested in a pedagogy that makes use of mobile technologies. Editor Claire Lutkewitte and her contributors explore both writing for and about mobile technologies and writing with mobile technologies.
Coming at a time when instructors are pressured to be professionally innovative but are rarely provided ideal circumstances in which to do so, this book offers (1) a starting point for instructors who haven’t yet used mobile technologies in the classroom, (2) fresh ideas to those who have and proof that they are not alone, and (3) a call of reassurance that we can do more with less.
234 pp. 2016. College