Write answers on a tablet or phone instead of a piece of paper
Have students reply or create through social media sites like Twitter
Create, read and view using different apps and sites across multiple device platforms
Critique, comment and share opinions in forums and apps like Goodreads
Compile and share information using Wikis, class pages and blogs
Encourage students to mix devices and media to improve their creativity and kinesthetic use of multiple keyboards
Foster a classroom community on and off-line to engage capable but disinterested learners.
"...if we want to teach writing
or help students learn how to write more effectively,
then we have to see writing in the same ways that they do
and be with them where they write.
Networks are classrooms." (Grabill & Hicks, 2005, p. 306)
"Teenagers prefer to use text messages for communication over any other form of interaction" (Robb & Shellenbarger, 2012, p. 258)
"Because students need a full set of technology choices- including computers and networks-to support how they write, share, socialize, play, and organize their lives." (Grabill & Hicks, 2005, p. 306)