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It's a Writing Class, Not a Computer Class

"Remember to keep your focus on writing. Avoid getting sidetracked into taking so much time to teach your students the technology that they spend too little time learning how to write their essays. The best way to do this is to introduce the technologies one at a time, as they become relevant to the content of the class. This is helpful for two reasons. First, it keeps students from "overloading" on technical information. They'll tend to use the technology more if they can digest the procedures one at a time. Second, introducing the technology as it becomes relevant (for instance, introducing the online research capabilities when your students actually begin doing research) helps students see how the technology connects to their writing."

This snippet comes from the handout titled, "Introduction." For the complete set of training and student handouts, see:

Teaching in the Computer Classroom