Research has shown that students write longer pieces with stronger quality when they use word processing software. These programs, which can serve as assistive technology for learners with writing difficulties, support all learners by allowing them to focus on the content of their composition. The ease of deleting and rearranging text, trying out multiple ways to communicate an idea, and using spell check to improve their spelling all facilitate the revising process, which leads to better quality work.
From 1:13, watch how this school uses Google Docs in their classrooms. When students are able to write their assignments in Google Docs and share them with each other, they can review each other's work, revise their own, and track their progress, which builds their Foundational Writing Skills and supports Metacognition.
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