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Technology can be used to enhance and enrich any English classroom. For example, peer-editing can be improved through the use of wikis. Students can upload their essays using a wiki and their classmates can make changes. Furthermore, students can track which changes were made. However, there are some constraints to this method. For example, anonymity may create room for students to wreak editorial vengeance on their peers. Writers may also feel hurt or offended that their work was overidden.

Ultimately, we feel that the affordances of this method outweigh the constraints.

(This article was written by: Thomas Emerson, Katie Monticello, Sarah Klingler, and Hannah Tran)

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