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NWP at TL15.png At the 2015 Teaching and Learning conference, five NWP colleagues shared their work related to digital reading, writing, and citizenship.  Tanya Baker, National Writing Project Janelle Bence, New Tech High @ Coppell Gail Desler, Elk Grove Unified School District Troy Hicks, Central Michigan University Kevin Hodgson, William E. Norris Elementary...
Keywords: writing, audience, gaming
2 My students love using Gamestar Mechanic to learn video game design. But they also expressed questions about features and abilities that do not exist in the site. So, I figured, why not give them an opportunity to express those wishes for improvements to the Gamestar Mechanic folks directly? I was thankful when I got a response from Gamestar folks, asking me to send along the student...
What would happen if we rethought the ways that we think and talk about writing and the writing process to use the kind of language and thinking that people use when they play games? That’s the question I’ve been pondering during the several weeks since Katie Salen’s webinar, Making Learning Irresistible: 6 Principles of Game-like Learning. Last week I talked about how to make a curriculum...