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Journal > Voices from the Middle
Technology in the Language Arts classroom: Is It Worth the Trouble?
by Gretchen Lee
|Grades||5 – 9|
Suggests the authentic audience found on the Internet has a profound effect on the quality of student writing in all grades, and that the key to successful technology projects is integrating them into the curriculum so that computers are a means, not an end. Offers ideas for classroom activities and projects using stand-alone computers, and using computers with Internet access.
Adapted from: Gretchen Lee. "Technology in the Language Arts Classroom: Is It Worth the Trouble?" Voices from the Middle 7.3 (March 2000): 24-32.
Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students respond to a book they have read by thinking symbolically to create a business card for one of the characters.