You are here:

Laptops and Inspired Writing
ARTICLE

, ,

Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy Volume 54, Number 3, ISSN 1081-3004

Abstract

Can daily access to laptop computers help students become better writers? Are such programs affordable? Evidence from the Inspired Writing program in Littleton Public Schools, Colorado, USA, provides a resounding yes to both questions. The program employs student netbooks, open-source software, cloud computing, and social media to help students in grades 5 through 10 develop their skills and identities as writers, all at a total hardware and software cost of less than $280 per student. Students use these tools to learn about diverse genres and write in them for authentic purposes and audiences.

Citation

Warschauer, M., Arada, K. & Zheng, B. (2010). Laptops and Inspired Writing. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 54(3), 221-223. Retrieved February 24, 2020 from .

This record was imported from ERIC on April 19, 2013. [Original Record]

ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Copyright for this record is held by the content creator. For more details see ERIC's copyright policy.

Keywords