Author: dreed

  • Connected Learning: Playlists with LRNG and Youth Voices

    Connected Learning: Playlists with LRNG and Youth Voices

    Sometimes innovation is about having a sense of the big idea, then paving the way one step at a time. Creativity and exploration certainly is part of the learning process. As an engaged digital literacy educator, I invite my students into powerful opportunities to engage in conversation with other learners across the country through the…

  • Research Writing Rewired: Composing Using Digital Tools

    Research Writing Rewired: Composing Using Digital Tools

    Research papers often get a bad reputation. But we conduct research all the time in our everyday lives. Whether we want to understand civic issues or make a major life purchase, we need research skills to sift through all the information. Research writing skills students practice in the classroom need to transfer to their lives…

  • Collaboratively Challenging Ourselves to Move Our Practices and Reflections to Public Spaces

    Collaboratively Challenging Ourselves to Move Our Practices and Reflections to Public Spaces

    From the beginning of Digital Is, Red Cedar Writing Project (RCWP) Teacher Consultants have been involved with creating resources, as well as reading and reflecting both publicly in digital spaces, such as through the Digital Is blog or Twitter feed, and less publicly, in face-to-face or virtual discussions with smaller groups of teachers. Most recently,…

  • Now You See It: Highlighting Cathy Davidson’s Talk at MSU

    As we continue to enrich our thinking about education and digital literacies, I had the chance to attend a valuable talk about attention, learning and shifts in education.  Information on Cathy Davidson’s talk follows: Cathy Davidson of Duke University visited Michigan State University on Friday, April 20, 2012 to discuss her book Now You See It…