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One of the major questions facing schools today is how to move from 19th century writing tools, pen and paper to 21st century writing tools. And I think the easiest way to jump on this right from the start are to use things like word processors or iPads as your primary tool or mode of writing. That’s the easiest integration into the classroom.

If you think of that as an entry point, then there are a lot of other things that you can start adding in — looking on the web for information that you’re going to write about and sharing what you write with people who are distant from your classrooms, including parents, friends, other classrooms.

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