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Re: [Teacher-talkhswriters] (no subject)

From: LEAH LEAH <lotto992000_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2011 06:41:50 -0700 (PDT)
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I find lesson #8 exciting and challenging.   I love the computer.  I am on it several hours a day.  I play games and take care of a farm.   I google things I want to learn more about.  I talk to friends.    But...............my students dont use the computer as much as I do.  Most of them don't even want to know more about it. 
I gave a writing prompt and gave them the choice to go next door to the computer lab or to do it with paper and pencil.  Only one student went to the computer lab. 
Right now many of my students are cramming for the GED test.   They  really want to know how to write a paper that will pass on the test.  
Here is an aside...........last night  I told them that they can write fiction on the GED writing assignment,  Oh my goodness..............the quality of writing went way up. 
I am looking forward to using a lot of the ideas in the future.  I try to stress that if they are going on to college that the computer is necessary.    (now to use spell check on this )
Ty for the spell check poem.    I am looking forward to using it.

--- On Tue, 4/26/11, Barbara Harris <biharris_at_hotmail.com> wrote:

From: Barbara Harris <biharris_at_hotmail.com>
Subject: [Teacher-talkhswriters] (no subject)
To: "teacher talk" <teacher-talkhswriters_at_learner.org>
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 12:31 PM

MaryLou and I did another lesson from the workshop (forgot which #).  We cut up a paragraph per sentence and had the students recreate the paragraph in sequence.  Some of our writers who struggle with order also struggled a little with the assignment, but in the end everybody seemed to get the point and enjoyed it.  We talked about why order when writing is important, and how directions would become juggled if not in the correct order.
 
I also just finished lesson 8 and am excitied about using the computer more in the GED class.  I often assign homework on the compter for math and grammer (funbrain.com and freerice.com).  Using it more in the classroom just makes sense.  Like everyone else, we are limited in the number of computers available, but can see dividing up into groups at certain times to use them.  I also use a spellchecker poem to help students practice word processing.  The link is http://latech.edu/tech/liberal-arts/geography/courses/spellchecker.htm.%a0

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