Since software programs are not linear in nature, the task of evaluating them becomes difficult. In my evaluation, I will try to tackle the four major areas defined by Hubbard Ultimate Writing and Creativity Center is software designed to encourage young learners to develop their writing skills.
Phyllis Wachob The past year has brought changes in Egypt which have caused disruptions to life and study. This issue has been long delayed, but we are happy to have it on our website now.
The articles contained in this issue focus on teaching and learning in our classrooms. Teachers who responded were generally happy with the results, whether they used positive or negative styles, or a combination.
More research like this is necessary to explore the classroom management vs. Our three classroom practice articles are wonderful examples of activities that teachers can use to foster deep learning. It is generally acknowledged that the cornerstone of the learning process is motivation. As well as motivation, which is done by allowing students to choose their own topics, the informants they want and how to present their projects, the three articles also deal with critical thinking skills and how this is tied into the work students do.
The three projects all work with varying degrees of collaborative work in the hopes that students can learn from one another and they all end with reflection or evaluation, both by the students and of their peers.
Abednia and Izadinia present five steps to encourage students in the practice of critical literacy. To do this, they suggest ways of leading students to familiarize themselves, negotiate the readings, ask critical questions and then discuss collaboratively. The process is meant to help students move from traditional ways of thinking and knowing to develop critical thinking skills.
The authors point out that sometimes as teachers we need to push students to read about topics that the students think are boring or not interesting, but that in fact help develop their own ideas and identities.
They acknowledge the strong hand of a dedicated teacher in this enterprise.
Coffelt has outlined a project that could be motivating for students caught up in historical events. Using a task sequence model, Coffelt outlines the series of tasks that allow students to complete the assignment in steps that are monitored along the way. She points out some of the limitations such as time consumption, L1 use and the independent nature of some of the steps.
However, this independence and self-reliance may be just what students need for the crucial part that motivation plays. Again, the teacher plays a crucial role in helping students find appropriate questions, guiding the acquisition of information from the web or informants and helping fellow students give constructive feedback to presenters.
Again, the implementation of the process is accompanied with caveats for the teacher. Like Coffelt, sensitive issues or topics need to be dealt with and compassion and fairness in evaluating fellow students needs to be addressed.
This issue introduces a new type of review, that of online resources. May Serag has written about a new software that helps beginner writers find ideas, navigate a simple word processing program and finally prepare a finished piece of writing.
Serag evaluates Ultimate Writing and Creativity Center by pointing out the motivating factors of the program by allowing students to take control. They make their own decisions on when and what to work on and they are not judged on their mistakes.
And therein lies the major critique of this program, the lack of feedback. Serag leaves us with a word of caution about technology and its place as serving pedagogy, not the other way around.
In another review of a writing textbook, Collins Easy Learning Writing, ELSerty looks at the content, the learners, the interface and finally pedagogical concerns. While there are many pluses for this textbook, tips, explanations and examples, the lack of exercises and activities which help students put knowledge into practice are missing.
Our final article for this issue of the journal in the Forum section is also a departure; it is a poem. In a final commentary, Abdel Barry opens up about her own dreams, but also acknowledges her limitations and preferences. This is a teaching philosophy that might not do well in a package to a prospective employer, but could easily be enshrined on the walls of teacher training institutes.
I wish to thank all of our contributors to this issue, as well as reviewers, editors and our webmaster.
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Ultimate Writing and Creativity Center is designed to encourage young learners to develop their writing skills. It helps students to go through the writing process with a creative and enthusiastic approach.
Ultimate Writing & Creativity Center is a wonderful program designed to develop creative writing skills among young learners. Although the program is designed for native speakers of English in grades two to four (ages six to ten), the program is easily adaptable for ESL or EFL classrooms for young learners to college-aged students.
Ultimate Writing & Creativity Center combines easy-to-use writing and creativity tools with special educational features that help children learn to write.
Inspires and motivates with an exciting world filled with interesting facts, imaginative ideas, and interactive characters! Currently we do not have a direct download link available for Ultimate Writing & Creativity Center.
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