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The National Writing Project, through its Digital Is initiative, is exploring the core design and learning principles of Connected Learning. We invite your participation. This August, in connection with Connected Educator Month and Connected Learning TV, NWP teacher leaders will join a series of webinars looking at connected learning and inquiry within communities of practice among educators....
The National Writing Project is a partner in Connected Educator Month, launching in August 2012. Connected Educator Month is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, focused on connecting educators with online communities and learning networks. Visit the Connected Educator Month website to find out about more events offered by a range of communities and organizations and for details on...
A Shared Reflection from Gail Desler & Natalie Bernasconi Good things are bound to happen when National Writing Project teachers have an opportunity to team up and attend a 2-week technology institute (as part of a year-long program), in a state-of-the-art setting, with all expenses paid. The two of us were already sure that would be the case when last summer the two of us headed to the...
I recently read an article from Emerging Edtech titled 5 Reasons Why BYOD is a Bad Idea. As an online subscriber, I immediately read the article when it entered my inbox. Not to mention, I am a huge advocate for students using cell phones in the classroom.  After all, I am writing a book about it.  The article outlines 5 areas or reasons why it is a bad idea for students to bring their own device...
threetogetherlrg.jpg During a leadership team (LT) meeting of the San Diego Area Writing Project (SDAWP) in January 2012 we were talking about digital tools and the ways that teachers—and all of us are teachers—use or don’t use online forums for communication.  We have had this discussion before as we continue to explore ways to stay connected without (or in...
Experiences that provide for the professional and personal growth of teachers play an increasingly vital role in museums’ efforts to connect with educational reform. Faced with the complex demands of teaching and learning in the 21st century, museums across the country are rethinking the ways they interact with teachers.  At the recent 2012 National Art Education Association conference in New...
Three years ago, BCLUW, the school I teach at, implemented a 1 to 1 laptop program which provides students grades 9-12 a laptop to use during the school year. Every day at BCLUW is Digital Learning Day. Technology is not viewed as a separate entity needing a specific time to be etched into the classroom for use, in fact it reminds me a lot of the dichotomy between reading and writing; technology...
Sitting at a district meeting yesterday, I heard more of an all too widespread and alarming discussion. “Our students aren’t interested in learning like we were.” “The kids today are distracted by gadgets. They would rather text than talk.” “Our kids don’t have a long attention span.” All of these rumblings have a common thread. Yes, our students for the most part, are quite different than us,...
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CCWP Teacher Consultant Natalie Bernasconi will be presenting this afternoon in Sacramento as part of the California Writing Project's Showcase on Digital Learning. Her "Digital ID" Project, a collaboration with Gail Desler, is described in the program for today's Showcase:  ROUND  2 Digital  ID  -­‐  Citizenship  in  the  21st  Century   The Digital ID project is an ongoing collaboration between...
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I am so proud of my friend and colleague Sherri Peterson. Sherri is a teacher who cares so much and is so energetic about her teaching practice that she has ventured far outside of her comfort zone and started her own blogging space for her students. Administration of a student blog is no small task. It can be scary, confusing, and frustrating. I was delightfully surprised when Sherri pulled me...

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