Persuade with Technology
Persuasive Writing and Problem Solving
Persuasion is convincing explanation of understanding. Persuade with Technology creates opportunities to engage students in learning with technology in any subject. Students research issues and take positions, write persuasive essays to support their positions, and publish Web pages to communicate their positions. Persuade with Technology increases technology literacy and cultivates responsible digital citizenship as students learn the power of persuasion.
Persuade with Technology includes two projects designed to support sustained inquiry into big ideas in the core curriculum. Research, Write, Communicate enhances creativity and develops research and communication skills. Solve Problems with Data encourages innovation, collaboration, and problem solving. Students may explore the projects independently, but most students benefit more when they are guided by teachers and supported by parents.
Research, Write, Communicate ›
Students research controversial issues and write persuasive essays to make an argument for a particular position on their issues. Then, students identify an audience for whom they plan and produce a Web page based on their persuasive essays.
Solve Problems with Data ›
Students research decisions about complex topics before collecting and analyzing opinion data on their topics. Then, students evaluate alternatives, make choices, and explain their decisions by designing and delivering multimedia presentations.
Teacher Guide ›
Teachers plan innovative learning experiences in which students acquire technology literacy while exploring big ideas in the core curriculum. Teachers use research-based instructional strategies to facilitate student research, expository writing, decision making, and presentation.
Parent Guide ›
Parents become familiar with the research, expository writing, decision making, and presentation skills that students learn in school. Parents encourage technology literacy by providing opportunities for students to share their learning and apply their new skills at home and in community.