Cultivating student writers in the evolving 21st century writing room
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This paper examines how emerging technologies benefit students and teachers in a modern writing classroom. In the 1980s, language arts teachers recognized that workshop style classrooms advanced writing students. Now that many students have access to technology and the Internet via personal devices, writing instructors can harness the power of social media, blogs, and other technology tools to give students a platform for their writing. Given a better platform for writing, more students engage in the process of writing.