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Social Media and Beyond

Written by Erin Wilkey Oh
December 08, 2011

Digital writing was the avenue through which I learned of all this great work. In social media spaces such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, educators are sharing with each other the work they do in their classrooms, schools, districts, and professional organizations. By clicking a link on the Because Digitial Writing Matters Facebook page, anyone with Internet access can drop in on the National Writing Projects of Michigan book group and participate in a live conversation with the authors. A professional development event that once would have reached an audience of twenty or thirty teachers, now has the potential to involve a global audience. Connecting across state lines and national borders, our conversations broaden as we consider the diverse experiences of students and educators.

Why does digital writing matter? And how does it matter? Consider sharing your own experiences with these conversations by adding a discussion to this resource.

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