I also understand that certain students will be turned off of the writing process when this is done. That's why I want to use conversation and technology, in concert with writing, to share learning. I want to use a combination of methods rather than exhaust one.
Talking about thinking after the thinking has taken place is vastly different than producing representations of thinking designed with the specific intention of sharing one's thinking. Knowing you will have the opportunity to explain your thinking to someone else causes you as a learner to anticipate the articulation of your thinking in a way that will personally connect with other learners.