Genoa Students Write 985,772 Words for National Novel Writing Month


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Students at Genoa Middle School, along with their teachers – Deanna McDaniel, Carol Goodpaster, Emily Minney, Tracy Jados and Pooja Shah – were extremely busy during the month of November, creating their own novels and writing 985,772 words in 30 days for NANOWRIMO (National Novel Writing Month).  

Pupils wrote by hand, on computers, and on their devices.  Some even used the voice-typing feature available in Google Docs.  They also took advantage of the district’s Google Drive, which enabled them to access their stories and keep writing from multiple devices – phones, tablets, etc.  They used Web 2.0 tools to communicate with other student writers and their teachers; received email from authors participating in NANOWRIMO; and had virtual word wars with other classes.