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Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:
This is a great little article by Val Swisher. She makes a good point–it sounds like a great class and a great exercise for the kids. I wonder why more classes don’t teach this kind of writing early on?
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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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3 thoughts on “Teaching Tech Writing in High School – An Interesting Approach | Content Rules, Inc.”
Amen. Thanks for this pointer, Danielle. Here’s another fun way for kids (or anyone) to strengthen their language skills: Grammar Girl’s award-winning iPad game called “Grammar Pop”: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/grammar-pop-a-new-ipad-word-game
Ooh, great suggestion, Marcia! Thanks for passing that one along!
Sure thing, Danielle. Words are fun. Who knew?