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The 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing is a satellite of the annual 4T Virtual Conference (teachers teaching teachers about technology), which is sponsored by the University of Michigan Schools of Education and Information and Oakland Schools.  The 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing focuses on the research, pedagogy, and tools of writing in digital spaces in the K-12 classroom. ...
Keynoting and presenting in a virtual site like Blackboard Connect is sort of like hanging out with roomful of ghosts. They're very friendly and curious ghosts, sort of like Casper if he were to become a teacher instead of just a cute spirit. You feel the presence of participants in the scrolling chat room as you talk to a screen featuring slides you made and know by heart (mostly). Sometimes,...
4T_dwc_logo_2 (3).jpg When crafting definitions, it’s helpful to break terms and concepts apart. And I think that’s useful to answer the question raised in this post’s title: what’s the 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing? Short answers might include: An online gathering of amazing educators A well-designed virtual learning experience An extended...
It's quite possible this is impossible. I am trying to narrow in on the affordances of what we mean by the phrase "Digital Writing." I may even veer way off track here, and perhaps it is best for all of us just to drop the "digital" once and for all, and just call it .. writing. Although, I, for one, still prefer the word "composing." Still ... I am on this merry path of thinking because I am...
I was blown away by the annual meeting this year. The celebration of 40 years of the National Writing Project drew me in and reconnected me to the spirit of the organization and reminded me what we do for teachers, students, education and beyond.  The sessions on Wednesday were also stellar. I felt surrounded by like-minded educators who believe in authentic teaching and writing who will advocate...
photo-300x225.jpg On July 26th, 25 teachers representing most of the Metro area schools (OPS, Millard, Westside, Bennington, Papillion-LaVista, Gretna, and UNO) gathered for ConnectEd–an Unconference sponsored by The Nebraska Writing Project, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Omaha’s Learning HQ, and hosted by Pheomblue. The day began with...
Connecticut Writing Project–Fairfield to host Bridgeport students for daylong writing conference at Fairfield University  FAIRFIELD, Conn. (May 3, 2013) – The Connecticut Writing Project–Fairfield (CWP), based at Fairfield University, will welcome more than 100 Bridgeport youth in grades 8 through 12 to campus on May 21, 2013, for the first Writing Our Lives-Bridgeport conference. Sponsored in...
As my first post, I'm adding slides from a workshop that Ryan Hill from ARTLAB+ at the Hirshhorn and I did at the Digital Media and Learning conference this year. Ryan and I are both working to develop YOUmedia digital teen spaces at our respective institutions thanks to grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The title of the workshop was "HOMAGO for All: Applying HOMAGO...
Teaching writing does not have to be this way: Assign a random or irrelevant writing prompt with teacher as sole audience or an unknown audience. Expect impeccable writing skills from every student.  Skip any type of modeling of the type of writing to be done. Students should all know how to write by now.  Provide no rubric, or checklist or give rubrics and checklists students don't understand. ...
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Scholars interested in the affordances, uses and risks of social media for youth might be interested in YOUTH 2.0: CONNECTING, SHARING AND EMPOWERING?, a conference planned for March 20th – 22nd 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium UCSIA & MIOS, University of Antwerp, have announced the organisation of an international, multidisciplinary workshop on young people’s uses of social media in general and...

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