Write On: Digital Graphic Organizers Impact on Developing Writing Skills
Amy Ackerman, Stockton University, United States ; Karen Simmons, Millville Public Schools, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, BC, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-24-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Analytic writing is an expectation in the 21st century classroom, yet is a weakness among many students in today’s classroom. To address these problematic inefficiencies, scaffolding strategies were implemented to support 20 fourth-grade students in in American rural elementary school setting. As students worked to build mind-maps in a digital environment, critical thinking skills were nurtured, questioning strategies were enhanced, and research/ note-taking was expected. At the conclusion of this study, writing samples were compared and scored by an external examiner using a rubric. The results indicated a 49% increase in scores for students who received the intervention within a classroom and a 24% improvement over the control group in the study.
Ackerman, A. & Simmons, K. (2016). Write On: Digital Graphic Organizers Impact on Developing Writing Skills. In Proceedings of EdMedia 2016--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 7-12). Vancouver, BC, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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