composing

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...
I’ve had a couple of crappy days this week, so when it looked like things might be easing last night, I found myself sitting at my desk, itching to make something. Let me be more specific. I found myself craving the experience of being immersed in the process of creating something. Of composing. It used to be that I would turn to writing when I craved this solace. I’ve used paper and notebook or...
The post first appeared on my blog, All Hands on Deck, at the end of August 2016. It emerged as part of a discussion about remix, digital writing, etc., in the #clmooc2016 community. Kevin Hodgson and Sheri Edwards responded, beginning a thought-provoking conversation in several digital spaces. Kevin suggested I repost this here.  Introduction This post is dangerous. It calls into question some...
digitalwritingsrekh.jpg https://twitter.com/dogtrax/status/774542834112335872  Thanks, Kevin for the quote tweet and comment here as we continue the conversation on "What is digital writing?" It's a start. I'm considering your words in your comment in this post. My own grapple keeps me wondering and thinking and trying to fall into the trap of getting too...
Digital Writing My friend Kevin Hodgson [@dogtrax] considers the definition of digital writing on his blog, Kevin's Meandering Mind. He thoughtfully considers "writing," "composing," and "digital writing." I agree with all his assertions, except one. I consider blogging to be digital writing. The blog post could be the central focus of a presentation, linking to images, resources, and videos...
[Cross-posted on Edutopia] There is a sad truth about the way that most students learn to write: They become boring writers. To write with clarity and insight involves struggle (regardless of age). When faced with this challenge, many students are taught to detach from content, to analyze with sterile language, and to develop ideas within a narrow formula. Structure is helpful, but if not...
Image 3.4- Concluding the Video with the Title and Book Cover.png All rights reserved. Whether students are reading an actual book or reading on their phone, tablet, or any other device, I am a firm believer that even the most reluctant middle school readers can be nurtured and develop ap- preciation for literature and reading. Kelly Gallagher (2009) states in his...
A_walk_on_the_other_side_by_gilad (1).jpg I'd like to invite you all in to a challenge that I've help develop with an awesome group of researchers. In this challenge, we will explore the use of digital texts and tools as a means to connect, collaborate, and share. This social media experiment first started as a outline for future research that Leanne Drapeau,  Greg...
1.  It is an antidote to the culture of deficiency. 2. We make a professional development community by doing this work together. 3. Looking closely can happen anywhere. 4. We learn about the process of creation, and generate new work and ways of working. 5. It is a remixable process.
“The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.” Paulo Freire, We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change  Eight teachers from around the country gather online in a google hangout on...

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