Sometimes a blank page is confronting for writers of all ages. Research shows that scaffolding writing tasks into meaningful “chunks” helps. With this in mind, we’ve created a scaffolded structure for the Future of Technology Summit Essay Contest.
See if this “Insight Reflector” is helpful. It prompts students to focus on certain aspects of the topic, provides links as inspiration and then merges the text passages into one draft essay. Students can then copy and paste the draft into their word processors and make the essay their own!
Here’s an animated intro: