In November 2009, I had the honor and privilege of speaking to a group of NWP leaders, teachers, consultants, and friends at a convening for the NWP’s DIGITAL IS initiative.

My goal for the presentation was to get attendees warmed up for the amazing talking, thinking, writing, and working we did at the convening and to make a few arguments about what digital is.

My goal here is to offer the presentation–now converted to a digital video with audio and all the movie clips included, and to offer some resources and deeper digging into some of the content mentioned in the presentation. After the presentation itself, I’ve included resources that exemplify collaboration and multimodality–from the LOLCat Bible to some fantastic “technology recipes” for English language learners to kinetic type and including a showcase piece on a literacy and digital storytelling project. Each resource includes both teacherly and classroom-based examples and digitally published and pop culture examples.

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