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That's is. I am banning posters and PowerPoints from my classroom. And I am banning them not simply because they are just not used outside the classroom (when was the last time you cut and pasted letters onto posterboard for your job?).  I am banning them because there is no audience for them once students create them.  At least, no authentic audience. When students create posters and PowerPoints...
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...
I had the great honor and pleasure to take part in a fast-paced Ignite Session at NCTE in Boston. Ignites are quick presentations, where the 20 slides move on a synced delay and you need be concise and in focus. Five minutes and you are done. My own Ignite presentation was about using video game design in the writing classroom. But to share the stage with Penny Kittle, Sara Kajder, Donalyn...
The ideas presented in Because Digital Writing Matters are a rich resource for professional development. The authors of the book, as well as other educators, are using the text to spark conversation about digital writing at local, regional, and national education conferences. Michigan Reading Association Annual Conference, 2011In March of 2011, co-author Troy Hicks of Central Michigan University...
The spirit behind the pecha-kucha is what Guy Reyolds referred to as 'restrictions as liberators'. People are often more creative when given limitations." Pecha-Kucha is a format where presenters give a talk in 400 seconds by speaking along with 20 slides, each presented for 20 seconds. This structure, imitated in Ignite (20 slides x 15 seconds) or Talk20, allows for focused sharing of ideas,...
In the late fall, after setting my students up with Google Docs accounts and receiving my first assignment from them, I changed my "Single" status on Facebook to “In a Relationship”. My comment was “Yes! I've changed my relationship status! I am now in a relationship with
 Google Docs!” The response was pretty humorous. Seven of my tech savvy friends immediately gave me the thumbs up “Like” sign...
Digital Writing Workshop on Prezi A Prezi that I have developed to offer an overview of the book, this presentation allows me to be flexible depending on the audience to whom I am presenting and the purpose(s) I have in mind. As I reflect on the process of creating, refining, and using this Prezi over the past year, I have been thinking more and more about how it functions as a rhetorical space...