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DigiWriMo – Are You In?

In a little more than 36 hours national Digital Writing Month (DigiWriMo) commences and you or your students should consider participating.  With a structure similar to another November writing celebration, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), DigiWriMo poses the challenge of crafting 50,000 words of digital text in just 30 days.  The format of your text may very […]

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Digital Writing & Common Core

Last night I wrote a short post about the importance of all text in the Common Core ELA Standards.  However, as I was driving to work today it dawned on me that many educators are likely not aware of all of the places where digital text and digital writing can be found in the standards.  Digital writing is […]

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Fostering Voice & Choice

Last weekend I had the opportunity to read for the Scholastic Writing Awards.  Each year students throughout the United States submit original pieces of literary work for this nationwide competition and the foremost pieces are annually published in the Best of Teen Writing.  The writing can fit a variety of genres including short stories, novels, […]

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It All Began with TI Basic & Printshop

This weekend I am attending the National Writing Project’s Digital Literacies writing retreat in San Antonio, Texas (actually we’re in Bandera – look for it on a map).  One of our goals is to produce content for the Digital Is website, a resource definitely worth checking out for anyone who is interested in technology and […]

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Book of the Week – Because Digital Writing Matters

This week’s Book of the Week is one that brings together many of my passions – technology, literacy, and student voice.  Because Digital Writing Matters, published by the National Writing Project expands an earlier conversation started in Because Writing Matters, to include importance of digital writing.  Through my work with the National Writing Project I […]

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“The Writing Project Saves Good Teachers…”

Last week I wrote about a book I discovered at the National Writing Project annual meeting, The Book Whisperer.  The author, Donalyn Miller, was inspirational both in her writing and her speech. Yesterday, I discovered a video of her remarks and I thought a few of you might like to check it out. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jblOtvdAG-Y] While […]

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