Writing For Purpose: 5 Ways To Use Technology To Give Children A Genuine Audience.

When announcing a writing task, on a number of occasions, I have been asked by my students,

“Why do we have to do this?”

It’s a question that can sometimes be difficult to answer. All too often the work is stuck into their English books and is only seen by the teacher.

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Below are 10 ways to use technology to give your pupils a real audience for their work:

1) Class blogs.

By having a class blog, children know their work will be going online for the ‘world’ to see. This motivates them and encourages them to take pride in their produced content.

Good blog creators are: Blogger , WordPress and Google Sites (some schools have made class Facebook pages or class Twitter accounts as an effective alternative).

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