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‘Technology’ Stories
‘Technology’ stories

This chapter considers ways in which technology can be used to stimulate and support children's story writing. There are critics who argue that there is a difference between children ‘writing’ and ‘typing’, and that technology undermines children's writing skills (e.g. their ability to review their own work for spelling and grammatical errors) seeing as inbuilt checkers will do this for them at the click of a mouse or the touch of a button (see Cordes and Miller, 2000, cited in Van Scoter et al., 2001). Nevertheless, there is much evidence to suggest that technology in its many forms can be used to motivate, engage and develop/improve children's writing skills (see Kulik, 2003).

The first half of this chapter acknowledges select forms of technology, ...

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