Chapter 7

Conclusion: Teaching Grammar in a Digital Age

While thinking about how grammar instruction can be delivered to students in a digital world – and why it is important to consider grammar as a part of education today – students will be applying what they have learned about grammar and sentence construction through cross-curricular projects

Resources Noted in Chapter 7


Triple E Framework Recap


◆ Engage

– Does the technology motivate students to start the learning process?

◆ Enhance

– Does the technology create paths for students to demonstrate their understanding of the learning goals in a way that they could not do with traditional tools?


– Does the technology create a bridge between school learning and everyday life experiences?

– Does the technology allow students to build skills that they can use in their everyday lives?


Four Tips for Teaching Grammar in the Digital Age


1. Meet students where they are with the technology and platforms where they typically write on a daily basis.


2. Stop blaming technology for how our students write and use (or fail to use) grammar today.


3. Be creative and innovative with grammar instruction while leaning on other professionals for help.


4. And, yes, have fun with grammar!


Summative Assessment:


◆ Digital Portfolios – Dr. Helen Barrett

– Digital Student Portfolios – Google + Community


Formative Assessment Tools:


◆◆ Plickers

◆◆ Nearpod

◆◆ Click Einstein

◆◆ Kahoot


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