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Using Technology to Produce and Publish Writing

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How do you use technology to produce and publish writing? Learn all about using technology to produce and publish writing in this video!

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"These new computers are so nice!" "They really are! [unsure] But we need to figure out how to produce AND publish our work on them!" "Oh, work! Sure." Let's join Jane and Ernie as they learn all about using technology to produce and publish writing. Using technology such as computers, laptops, or tablets can make writing and producing work quicker and easier. For example, you can easily make edits without having to erase and rewrite everything. There are also many tools that can help you check your spelling and grammar. Plus, technology makes it easy to share your work with others, and collaborate with classmates, even when you're not in the same room! Before we go into more detail, it's important to understand that some programs run on your computer, laptop, and tablet directly, and some programs work entirely on the Internet. So, what are two types of programs you will most likely use? One type is a word processing document, and the other type is a presentation document. Word processing documents are often used for writing longer pieces, such as essays and stories, and you can sometimes add images if you need them. Presentation documents are often used for creating slideshows with important information summarized and often include illustrations. Once you have produced a piece of work, it is important to format it so it looks tidy, and is easy to follow. Some things you might format are the font, which is the text style, font size, paragraph indents, and paragraph breaks. It is important to choose a font that is easy to read, and a font size that is visible. You might use bigger font sizes for presentations since people might be viewing them from a distance. Paragraph breaks make it easier to know when a new paragraph begins. You also often need to indent any paragraphs. Sometimes this can be found in the formatting bar, but usually, you do this on the keyboard using the tab key. After producing and formatting your work, it's important to make sure you give it a title, and save it! It can be a good idea to also save your work along the way too. A good, clear title makes the document easier to find when you need it! Finally, when you're ready to share your work, you can print it out or upload it to a website, like a class blog, or upload it to a shared folder. This way, you can share your writing with others, get feedback, and be proud of what you've created! While Jane and Ernie produce some work, let's review. Remember, you can use programs on computers, laptops, and tablets to produce and publish writing. It is important to format your writing, making sure it is presentable and easy to read. You should always save your work with an easy-to-remember title. Finally, share or publish your writing by printing it or uploading it online. "I'm so proud of my work. I must upload it now!" "What did you produce, Ernie?" "Erm, an owl?"

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Using Technology to Produce and Publish Writing exercise

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  • What are two types of programs that you might use for writing?

    Hints

    These programs are often associated with creating written content.

    One of the programs is ideal for longer pieces like essays, while the other is suitable for creating slideshows with summarized information and illustrations.

    Solution

    The two types of programs that you might use for writing are:

    • Word processing and Presentation.
  • What are some things you might format in your work?

    Hints

    You might change aspects like the appearance of the text and the structure of paragraphs.

    Consider how you would make your writing look tidy and easy to follow.

    Solution

    Some things you might format in our work are font, font size, and paragraph breaks.

  • Why is it important to give your work a title?

    Hints

    Consider how having a clear title can help you locate your work when needed.

    Think about the practical purpose of a title in organizing and finding documents.

    Solution

    It is important to give you work a title to make the document easier to find.

  • What are the ways to share or publish your writing?

    Hints

    Think about traditional and modern methods for sharing your written work.

    One method involves a tangible form of your writing, while the other method utilizes online platforms.

    Imagine you are using a computer, and these are some important things you can do.

    When you create a cool drawing or write a fun story, you can save it, which means keeping it safe on the computer.

    If you want to have a paper copy, you can print it, like making a real picture you can hold.

    Upload is like sharing your work with others on the computer, like showing a friend your favorite toy.

    But, if you have something you don't need anymore, you can delete it, just like cleaning up your desk by throwing away a piece of paper you don't want to keep.

    Solution

    You can print or upload your work to a website in order to share your writing.

  • Why is it useful to use technology for writing?

    Hints

    Consider the advantages about using technology when producing written work.

    Think about how technology can make the writing process quicker.

    Solution

    It useful to use technology for writing because it makes writing quicker and easier.

  • If you were creating a slideshow with important summarized information and illustrations, what type of program would you use?

    Hints

    Consider the purpose of the content—summarized information and illustrations.

    This program is often used for presentations in a more visual format than traditional essay writing.

    Solution

    The most suitable program for creating a slideshow with important summarized information and illustrations is a presentation program.