Explanations and instructions of all things Writing.Com.
Writing.Com is a great resource for education professionals. Our Group item makes it easy and efficient to gather students in an online classroom! Teachers may set up groups for each of the classes he or she teaches. Set up one group for Period One: English and another for Period Six: Writing 101. Teachers then enter the registered students into a Group using the Writing.Com username of each.
A few of the benefits for teachers and students are:
bulletins to announce new assignments to the group. If a student misses class, he or she has easy access 24/7 to classroom assignments and updates.
message forums to discuss topics within the group. This is a centralized area where group members may respond to a topic or bring up their own.
group email to send updates or new assignments quickly. Leaders have the ability to get emails out quickly and efficiently with one click of the mouse.
consistency within student work. If each group member (student) posts his or her work on Writing.Com within his or her portfolio, checking and reviewing the work is made easy! Students (group members) use WritingML to post assignments and teachers use the review text box at the bottom to give feedback.