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Inanimate Alice Logo
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One significant change to ‘Learning in the 21st Century’ comes in the form of “transmedia storytelling,” a process of writing and reading stories that invites participants into stories in ways that they have been unable to do before digital technologies and the internet allowed us to connect in so many ways, so quickly.

participatory culture, teaching, transmedia, transmedia education, transmedia reading, transmedia writing
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on Jun 17, 2011
by Troy Hicks
Uploaded by katherinepfrank on 2011-04-27 20:07
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What happens when we become more deliberate in our thinking about placing text in motion and the direction suggested by the text itself? How does motion affect meaning and our interpretative process?

content, creativity, critical thinking, form, innovation, kinetic text, reading, writing
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on May 13, 2011
by Katherine Frank
Twitter Prototype sketch
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Our lives are awash in short form compositions. What is the impact of these brief bursts of words and characters on teens, on teaching, and on writing itself?

short form, texting, Twitter
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on Mar 17, 2011
by Paul Oh
Philadelphia Skyline McKeehan Alliance for Young Authors and Writers
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With so many programs and tools, the possibilities for using technology in the classroom seem endless. How do you choose which to use? How do you know where to start?

making connections, community, getting started, professional development, professional learning community, teaching with technology
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on Mar 14, 2011
by Felicia George
Masks by Brian S. Nelson (exfordy on Flickr). Creative Commons.
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Many of us maintain profiles across an ever-increasing number of websites, effectively distributing our identities into discrete, albeit linked, chunks. How do our different online incarnations serve our goals for connecting with others? 

online communities, distributed identity, web presence
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on Mar 11, 2011
by Peter Kittle
obama palin dancing with the stars
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What does it mean to be “visually” literate? How can we encourage students to be more deliberate and careful in how they look at the images that circulate in today’s digital culture?

images, image manipulation, critical visual literacy, media, photos
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on Mar 9, 2011
by Danielle Nicole DeVoss
Uploaded by stephv@uca.edu on 2010-09-15 12:10
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Newsflash: The Information Age, which favored the left brain, is over, according to Daniel Pink in his revolutionary new book, A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future. This collection explores the book and considers how the themes presented in A Whole New Mind may influence culture and education.

design, digital learning, empathy, meaning, play, senses, story, symphony
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on Feb 28, 2011
by Stephanie Vanderslice
digital writing workshop
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Released in 2009, The Digital Writing Workshop (Heinemann) blends the pedagogical approach of a "writing workshop" with the technical and rhetorical features of "digital writing." This collection features a number of resources related to the concepts presented in the book, many of which feature fellow NWP teachers and examples from their classrooms.

digital writing workshop, learning, professional development, rhetoric, teaching, writing
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on Feb 28, 2011
by Troy Hicks
Uploaded by Dave Boardman on 2010-12-30 02:35
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Writing was always about the word. Even the most read book of all acknowledges that elemental idea: In the beginning, there was the Word... This collection looks beyond the word, examining how the digital transcends the traditional, reshaping and re-envisioning building blocks of literacy to convey meaning.

image, multimedia, sound
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on Feb 22, 2011
by Dave Boardman
Uploaded by katherinepfrank on 2010-12-29 08:20
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This collection considers the tension associated with helping students find their voices as communicators and make their messages public.

collaboration, communication, confidence, critical thinking, problem solving, voice
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on Feb 13, 2011
by Katherine Frank

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