Teaching Students Research and Writing in the Pandemic: How Utah Librarians and Teachers use Scrible

50%+ of secondary students aren’t ready for college level research and writing. The pandemic makes it harder to teach and manage the research and writing process. It normally involves face-to-face check-ins with teachers and librarians reviewing progress and providing feedback on students’ research (e.g., articles, annotations, citations) and writing (e.g., outlines, drafts, bibliographies). So, what happens now – and in the future – when you can’t easily meet students in-person? 

Join us to learn how Utah librarians and teachers have used Scrible to support student research and writing amid the abrupt move to online instruction. Scrible is a comprehensive new online platform that centralizes all student research and writing work in one place online, enabling librarians and teachers to access it remotely or in the classroom for assessment and formative feedback. The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) secured a statewide contract to provide Scrible for all Utah public and charter schools amid the pandemic, thereby providing a broad opportunity to leverage this resource across grades, subject areas, project types and use cases.

About Chris Haught 153 Articles
Chris is the Media Mentor at SEDC, she loves to help students, librarians and teachers to discover new ways to use technology to enhance their learning.

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