In this episode of NJEA’s Classroom Close-up, students at Edgemont Elementary School are using tablet computers to improve their writing skills. Writing teacher Jennette Williams received a grant to buy several tablets for her students to use. Based on what topics they are studying, students are writing letters to different people. The students start by thinking about their audience and the purpose of their letter. Students use the tablets to write a letter, edit it, and then send it via email. The technology increases student engagement in the writing process.