collaborative writing

I’ll be honest. I have only played Pokemon Go once or twice, and not even on my own phone.  But I will say that its application of technology illustrates a major concept I want to highlight in my workshop Collaborative Writing 2.0: Learning the Moves Writers Can Make.  It's that our mobile devices have had GPS and maps for several years now, but in that time, they’ve been used as just that: GPS...
As you step through the doorway of a history classroom, the lights are off as the teacher drones on about the importance of certain Revolutionary War battles. A plain PowerPoint slide is plastered across the front of the room. A few students are awake, actively taking notes, but the majority of the class is dead asleep as the teacher drones on, unfazed by  this behavior. This is what many...
I could not spend the entire day yesterday playing with the project known as Read/Make, or Digital Writing MakerText, in which people are invited to create a crowdsourced novel collaboratively in just 48 hours (see premise/rules). But after a lot of writing in the morning, I did periodically pop into the Google Doc where the novel (on theme of  how writing and reading is changing) is unfolding,...
From the beginning of Digital Is, Red Cedar Writing Project (RCWP) Teacher Consultants have been involved with creating resources, as well as reading and reflecting both publicly in digital spaces, such as through the Digital Is blog or Twitter feed, and less publicly, in face-to-face or virtual discussions with smaller groups of teachers. Most recently, RCWP Teacher Consultants focused our work...
My students and I love this photo by Joseph Morales (a retired teacher who has been working with us) of Tree Swallows on a box that students built with Rocking The Boat and installed in Soundview Park in the Bronx. Notice how the conversations are growing: http://youthvoices.net/discussion/tree-swallows-project-days-1-and-2 http://youthvoices.net/discussion/bird-watching-482013 http://youthvoices...
My students and I love this photo by Joseph Morales (a retired teacher who has been working with us) of Tree Swallows on a box that students built with Rocking The Boat and installed in Soundview Park in the Bronx. Notice how the conversations are growing: http://youthvoices.net/discussion/tree-swallows-project-days-1-and-2 http://youthvoices.net/discussion/bird-watching-482013 http://...
(This is reposted from my blog) Last week, I had the pleasure of taking part in an ongoing collaborative Twitter adventure with my National Writing Project friends at the Digital Is site. A handful of us have signed up to take on the “digital is” handle (@NWPDigital_is) on Twitter for a week at a time, sharing resources and encouraging discussions through the shared identity of Digital Is. It...
For implementation of our Digital Writing Marathon in the summer, planning begins in April. Recruiting of participants and facilitators take place through e-mail list-serves and on the DWP website. Graduate credit is offered to participants (with credit fees) and registration fees and text purchasing are required. These would not be a necessity to run the marathon, but they open options for...
“With the advent of Web 2.0 tools, cell phones and a social networking phenomenon, writing has become a part of the adolescent growth experience in ways that it never has been in the past…Communicating in the 21st century inevitably leads to writing—writing text messages, writing instant messages, writing e-mail messages, writing in Web spaces like wikis and blogs. Writing is how teens...
(This is reposted from my blog) I’m sure others will have a better insider’s look at Digital Writing Month‘s monumental collaborative project from yesterday entitled “Novel in a Day.” The goal was to use a Google Doc to create a novel of 50,000 words in 24 hours by as many people as possible, writing vignettes. In the end, it was just over 41,000 words, apparently. And about 55 writers were...

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