From the Back Cover
The connectivity of the internet and the latest digitaltechnologies have opened vast new opportunities, formats, andaudiences for writing. Digital writing involves more than just wordprocessing an essay or punching out an e-mail message; students canblog, text message, chat online, or create narratives formulti-media productions.
Based on case studies, interviews with educationalprofessionals, and a decade's worth of research, Because DigitalWriting Matters offers proven strategies to equip students with thecommunications skills that will enable them to thrive in ourinformation-rich, high-speed, high-tech culture. The book also
Introduces the idea of digital writing as a mode of thinking,applicable to all grades and disciplines
Examines current trends, best practices, research, and issues inthe teaching of digital writing
Offers practical solutions and models for planning,implementing, and assessing digital writing initiatives and writingprograms
Because Digital Writing Matters reveals what teachers,administrators, and parents can do to meet the writing challenge inour nation's schools.
"Coming not a moment too soon, Because Digital Writing Mattersis required reading for every educator and concerned citizen in oursociety." Patricia Lambert Stock, professor emerita, MichiganState University, and visiting professor, The University ofMaryland, College Park
"An important and useful booka much-needed guide to theteaching of digital writing, with examples of teachers' exemplarypractice." Charles Moran, professor emeritus, University ofMassachusetts, Amherst
The NATIONAL WRITING PROJECT (NWP), founded in 1974, is anationwide network of educators, working together to improve theteaching of writing in the nation's schools and in other settings.The revised edition of their bestselling book, Because WritingMatters, is also available from Jossey-Bass. For more informationon NWP, visit www.nwp.org.
About the Author
Dànielle Nicole DeVoss is an associate professor and director of the Professional Writing Program at Michigan State University. Elyse Eidman-Aadahl directs National Programs and Site Development at the NWP at the University of California, Berkeley. Troy Hicks is an assistant professor of English at Central Michigan University, where he also directs the Chippewa River Writing Project.