This year I am teaching in a Digital Writing lab where students use technology to create and share the written word. Writing in my classroom varies from your typical school writing assignments such as stories or informational reports to real world writing like emails or PSA videos. My class affords students unique opportunities to share their writing quickly and easily with a real audience. In my classroom we have 1:1 iPads, Mac computers, and a Promethean ActivTable.
The Digital Writing Lab at Clark Creek was the brainchild of our principal, Joey Moss. She saw there was room to improve writing scores schoolwide. As a STEM school, use of technology is used in a variety of ways but Ms. Moss wanted students to use it not just to consume but also create. There is not set curriculum used in the Innovation Lab. Lessons are planned based on grade level needs, GSE ELA standards, GPS Social Standards and ISTE standards. All of the students at Clark Creek experience this unique class as a part of their specials rotation.