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Keri-Lee Beasley

Elyse Eidman-Aadahl on Writing in the 21st Century | Spotlight on Digital Media and Lea... - 2 views

  • Absolutely. When we think about writing at the National Writing Project, we think about multimodal composition: words, audio, video, graphic texts, etc. That said, no one is abandoning words. We’re just acknowledging that today your ability to create and publish, say, a video affords opportunities for expression that go beyond just words.
  • Yes, absolutely. Whether in email, texts, or posting status updates, most people in the world are probably writing and publishing more words, images, video and audio now than ever before. Facebook is one of the biggest publishing platforms in the world. It’s word dependent, but it also includes audio and video—and creating audio and video are deeply compositional. The question is how can we take advantage of the fact that so many people are now creating and circulating content to improve teaching and learning.
  • Going public and writing for an audience is something we always cared about. Maybe the real shift is that now it’s easier and more expansive.
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  • There’s a very narrow band of writing that is assessed in schools, and a lot is at stake on that narrow field. So the question is how do we balance helping young people do well in assessment contexts with the other stuff that might actually take them fuarther in the world?
  • You mentioned earlier about teachers needing to have digital lives—why is that important to connected learning?

    We don’t want to just say to educators, “You do these fives steps and you’ll have active, enquiring learners.” That’s forgetting that the teacher is also a learner. We think if we have active, enquiring, connected, engaged adults, they’ll transfer that culture or learning and inquiry to young people.

  • How do we link what we’re learning about the creative opportunities in new digital environments to how people engage and learn in their communities and in society at large?
Sean McHugh

Sustainable Perspectives on Video Games: Andy Robertson at TEDxExeter - YouTube - 0 views

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    Andy Robertson presents his call for a new "Priesthood of Player-Critics" who nurture fresh perspectives on videogames that enable more people to benefit from their emergent ways of telling stories about being human.
Miles Beasley

Teaching Poetry the Connected Way | Powerful Learning Practice - 2 views

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    Good resource for combining Poetry and Technology
Katie Day

Where I'm From, a poem by George Ella Lyon, writer and teacher - 0 views

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    "  "Where I'm From" grew out of my response to a poem from Stories I Ain't Told Nobody Yet (Orchard Books, 1989; Theater Communications Group, 1991) by my friend, Tennessee writer Jo Carson. All of the People Pieces, as Jo calls them, are based on things folks actually said, and number 22 begins, "I want to know when you get to be from a place. " Jo's speaker, one of those people "that doesn't have roots like trees, " tells us "I am from Interstate 40" and "I am from the work my father did. "

Katie Day

Scholastic Poetry Idea Engine - flash game - 2 views

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    shows examples of free verse, haiku, cinquain, and limerick - and lets kids choose words to complete their own.... 
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