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In this wiki, a resource used to support a presentation, Will Richardson, an educator, author and consultant attempts to sketch out his notions of "connective writing." He defines the term thusly: Connective writing is the ability to publish in a variety of media with the intention of connecting and sharing it with others who have an interest (or passion) in the topic. He further expands on the...
ncte.gif In 2008, the NCTE Executive Committee adopted a position statement addressing 21st century literacy skills. The 21st Century Literacy Curriculum and Assessment Framework presents learning outcomes deemed necessary for 21st century readers and writers to succeed. For each outcome, the framework provides specific questions for Language Arts educators to...
"Can you tell us a story about that? Something that happened recently in your classroom?" These questions are favorites of Teachers Teaching Teachers co-hosts Paul Allison and Susan Ettenheim. Every Wednesday at 9pm EST / 6pm PST, the two New York City educators bring together teachers from across the country and the globe to discuss issues of classroom practice with new digital technology and to...
If you're curious about the curriculum for the kind of digital composition that I've been describing, look at the collaborative curriculum section of the Youth Voices site.  And if you're a teacher who'd like to incorporate digital composition into your own teaching, you're welcome to join us! In the past ten years or so, I've incorporated these newer digital literacies into the more traditional...
Visit my tenth-grade English class today and you’ll likely find a lively, dynamic environment. You might see Randi listening to her friend’s narration and providing feedback on the quality of the audio, Casey helping a classmate scan images from a scrapbook, or several other students with microphones and headsets looking for quiet places to record. You won't see me lecturing, but you might see me...
This is an excerpt from a Teachers Teaching Teachers episode. Two students from very different backgrounds eventually come to an understanding. It's included in this resource because this was the medium that the discussion took place, as a podcast. Listen to how the students learn to listen.

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