Author: anna

  • Composing as Making: 21st Century Bricolage (Excerpt and Link)

    Composing as Making: 21st Century Bricolage (Excerpt and Link)

    I paused mid-step. A red-bellied bird had just hopped in front of me and she too had suddenly frozen in her tracks. In her beak hung a long, droopy piece of grass and a short, thin stick. We eyed each other. A cool April breeze whipped around the busy street corner. She took another hop…

  • August’s #literacies Chat Topic: Young Adults and their Writing Practices

    August’s #literacies Chat Topic: Young Adults and their Writing Practices

    On Thursday (8/7) 8 PM EST: Join us on Twitter as we begin this conversation via our #literacies chat! If you are new to #literacies chat, more info on how to get involved is available here.

  • Connecting People, Ideas and Resources: Find Five Fridays (#F5F)

    Connecting People, Ideas and Resources: Find Five Fridays (#F5F)

    It wasn’t seven days in to our inaugural Making Learning Connected MOOC (#clmooc) that I found myself nearly overwhelmed by the number of great ideas and resources that I had already gained access to by participating in the collaborative MOOC. Wanting to get a grip on my learning, and even more importantly, wanting to give…

  • Night Skies and Connections

    Night Skies and Connections

    [This is part of a larger conversation I have been having with Kevin Hodgson about digital writing and literacies (and which we are archiving at Jog the Web and here on the  National Writing Project Digital Is site in our blog posts.)] A few weeks ago, Kevin sent me a VoiceThread in which he asked me about online communities,…

  • #DLDay Reflection Opportunity: #Literacies Chat on In School, Out of School and Online Literacies

    #DLDay Reflection Opportunity: #Literacies Chat on In School, Out of School and Online Literacies

    Was participating in Digital Learning Day an overwhelming experience for you, too? When I looked at the #DLDay hashtag on Twitter, it felt like I was looking into a fire hose on full blast! Well, we have an opportunity for you to pause, reflect on, and extend your #DLDay conversations. On the 1st and 3rd…

  • Where *isn’t* the digital?

    Where *isn’t* the digital?

    Welcome World! Kevin (@dogtrax on Twitter) and I are having a conversation through digital compositions. Follow our whole conversation on Jog the Web! I’ve been thinking a lot about an ongoing conversation I have been having with Troy Hicks that is captured by the quote in the graphic below from David Wees: At what point do we stop talking about…

  • Electricity and a Screen Does Not a Literacy Make

    Follow our whole conversation on Jog the Web! Here is my webcomic in response to Kevin’s challenge to make a webcomic addressing digital writing’s “naysers” using Dan’s Awesome Ragemaker Comic. Below I have written a bit of reflection on this process.  Reflection on my Writing Process: To create this webcomic, I did what I always do…

  • Digital Writing: I Challenge You to a Screencast!

    Dear Kevin (and World), Your video in our first round of conversation reminded me of my first attempt just last month to do a screencast. I found it much more difficult than I anticipated to do well. I had some tech difficulties that I’ll mention below. Just know that it’s not my favorite end product,…

  • Aha Moments: When Writing Met Digital

    When did you realize that your reading and writing practices were beginning to take new shape in the digital age? Here’s the start of our multimodal conversation, please feel free to share your AHA! moments in the comments below, or on Twitter with the hashtag #modigiwri (More Digital Writing, get it? get it?). We will…

  • Creating Conversation: Composing in the Digital Age

    One of the many potentials of the shifts in envisioning writing in multimodal spaces is the chance for new conversations — for stretching out thinking beyond your own physical space and joining in discussions about the changes now underfoot. During November 2012’s Digital Writing Month, educators and writers and others from across many teaching levels and…