contemporary composition

I paused mid-step. A red-bellied bird had just hopped in front of me and she too had suddenly frozen in her tracks. In her beak hung a long, droopy piece of grass and a short, thin stick. We eyed each other. A cool April breeze whipped around the busy street corner. She took another hop forward balancing the items she had gathered for her nest. I reached for my phone to take a picture. I already...
[This is part of a larger conversation I have been having with Kevin Hodgson about digital writing and literacies (and which we are archiving at Jog the Web and here on the  National Writing Project Digital Is site in our blog posts.)] A few weeks ago, Kevin sent me a VoiceThread in which he asked me about online communities, their vibrancy and their exclusiveness. He asked this through a...
When did you realize that your reading and writing practices were beginning to take new shape in the digital age? Here's the start of our multimodal conversation, please feel free to share your AHA! moments in the comments below, or on Twitter with the hashtag #modigiwri (More Digital Writing, get it? get it?). We will be compiling these--eventually--into a Digital Is Resource.  To kick off our...
Anna Smith and I are starting up a "conversation" about writing in the digital age that will stretch across different platforms. We invite you to join us, too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq5Wjh0ieL4&feature=youtu.be - Kevin
One of the many potentials of the shifts in envisioning writing in multimodal spaces is the chance for new conversations -- for stretching out thinking beyond your own physical space and joining in discussions about the changes now underfoot. During November 2012's Digital Writing Month, educators and writers and others from across many teaching levels and learning domains -- from public schools...