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Ways to Participate

Ways to Participate

Written by The Current
October 01, 2011

As a teaching-focused knowledge base exploring the field of digital writing and connected learning, the aim of the Digital Is website is to ensure a friendly and collegial writing, publishing, and discussion space

We encourage you to join and participate.

Comment, share, and discuss: All content here at Digital Is can be shared and discussed. Join in by adding comments, sharing what you find, and/or starting a discussion of your own.

Post a blog: Use blog posts to share your work, provoke conversation, and share ideas with the larger community.

Browse resources and create your own: Resources are longer inquiries contributed by community members which can be curated into collections. Request to become a resource creator — this will allow you to draft, get feedback on, and publish new resources. Learn more.

Share and suggest collections: Collections are sets of resources, gathered and considered by NWP teacher leaders that explore one of the three key areas of Digital Is:

  • Art/Craft: What are we learning about the art and craft of digital writing?
  • Teach/Learn: What are we learning about the teaching and learning of digital writing?
  • Provocations: What ideas provoke us to think in new ways about education and culture in the digital age?

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Guidelines for Participation

In addition to the Terms of Use agreed to by community members upon joining the Digital Is website, the following guidelines for participation are meant to support the collegial participation and engagement of website members. We encourage the use of these guidelines as we work together to establish shared practices and collegial dialogue within Digital Is.

General guidelines for participation include:

  • Assume good intent.
  • Practice and encourage active listening, reading, and viewing.
  • Be as explicit as possible in your communication.
  • Don’t assume—ask for clarification as needed.
  • Build trust by doing what you say you will do.
  • Use irony and humor with care, as it does not always come across online the way you might have intended. You can always use emoticons to clarify! 😉
  • Review your response carefully before you post.
  • Approach every contribution with curiosity, expecting surprise and wonder.
  • Voicing differences of opinion and providing countervailing information or analysis within the context of the intent of the Digital Is website is welcomed—however, hate speech and attacks of a personal nature will not be tolerated.