digital resources

Digital Literacies in a Networked World is a graduate seminar at Penn, in which the class explores and analyzes how literacy and learning are constantly evolving, as students become not only consumers, but also makers of digital media. During our time in this course, we engaged with, and challenged how meaning making happens in and out of the classroom, and how diverse digital tools can be useful...
What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century? What does it mean to be a global citizen? And what role might literature play in understanding this world we share?WorldLiterate is a site founded to explore these key questions. WorldLiterate is an open access collection inviting everyone to explore the many worlds of literature. The vast and various journeys captured in world literature have...
For the past several weeks I have been working on creating a curriculum map for my 7th/8th grade language arts classes. As a staff, my colleagues and I felt this was important to put into place what and how we are actucally covering each standard and strand in our classroom. Though this will be a work in progress, I am trying to polish it and make it a document that is ready for next year and the...
It's March 1, around 8:30 p.m., and I'm trying to launch, with the same enthusiasm that I felt at the Annual Meeting in November, a DI blog post-a-day project throughout March.  The minutes are ticking away at the end of a long day, but I feel a commitment to this idea that grew out of an engaging DI workshop, which reminded me of the many ways to connect with this remarkable database and...
What does it mean to teach digital writing? Not in general, but in specific: specific teachers, specific students, specific opportunities. In this collection we invite you to look at a sampler of what 'digital' is in five classrooms.
Making Stop Motion Movies is a detailed, how-to guide created by middle school teacher and Western Massachusetts Writing Project Technology Liaison, Kevin Hodgson, that showcases the reading and writing elements of film literacy and utilizes a popular medium in a way that is entertaining and educational.  This guide creates activities and resources and highlights student work that reinforces how...

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