The dinging reminds me that an email has arrived in my box. The electronic whistle says that someone has posted to Skype chat. TweetDeck chirps messages to the top of my computer screen. Flipbook organizes Facebook and Twitter posts on my Ipad . . .
Cindy Urbanski Morning writers! Are you ready for our writing sprint? Let’s go–8:00-10:00. Are you ready? 1,2,3 go . . . 7:56 am
Our digital community keeps us connected, keeps us responsible to each other, keeps us engaged as readers and writers.
@steve8071 u gotta check out this stuff from Fraiberg… it’s totally going to rock your blogging piece #unccwp
We write together every day, check in to the community conversation, read each others’ work or pieces sent as .pdfs that are “must reads.”
date Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 11:44 AM
subject Your Essay
FLAGGED Important mainly because of the people in the conversation.
Attached are my thoughts as I was reading your piece. Let me think with you here about what I see going on in your piece and where you might go next with it…
We challenge each other to think deeply, to stick with difficult pieces of writing, to learn new things. The digital universe makes this work possible.
Google gets this one right with the conversation flag. These conversations, the ones that can be the most difficult to start and return to, keep us going in our writing, thinking and teaching. And they are important mainly because of the people in the conversation.