“Seize the Day” - Finding Voice by Creating Public Service Announcements
Katie was one of those quiet kids who came to school every day and did what was expected of her. But she was a digital creator in the confines of her bedroom, making movies on her MacBook that she shared with friends.
If Will Richardson, well-known tech educator, had run into Katie when he was researching his recent wake up call for teachers in the USA, entitled “Why School?” and asked her if she thought that school was offering her valuable learning opportunities in the digital world, she might have smirked, shrugged and then responded, no way!
Excerpt from Assessing Students’ Digital Writing: Protocols for Looking Closely