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Chocolate and Change: Gaming for Social Justice

By Christina Puntel
Christina Puntel shares the experience of doing a Descriptive Review Process with two students’ who created a game based on studying the United National Millennium Development goals.
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Risky Teacher: To Tweet?

By Laurie Roberts
Laurie Roberts of the Boise State Writing Project takes us through her Twitter experiment in which she incorporates tweets into her Socratic Seminar for the first time. Included are instructions, expectations and final thoughts.
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Lessons Learned: An Attempt at Book Clubs in a Digital Environment

By Christopher Working
Christopher Working of the Red Cedar Writing Project discusses his inquiry, as well as the related parental questions, as he launched an online book club with his third graders.
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"Bringing CLMOOC Back Home" Parts 1-5 #ce14

By Michael Weller
Micheal Weller realizes that although he had been using technology to make his classroom teaching more efficient, he could use it to transform his teaching instead. Included is a link to his blog where he details his time spent learning with other teachers at CLMOOC
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Digital Is...

By Danielle Nicole DeVoss
Danielle Nicole DeVoss provides the transcripts and video of a presentation originally delivered in Philadelphia in November 2009 at a convening for the National Writing Project’s DIGITAL IS… initiative.
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Redefining Romeo and Juliet: Reclaiming the “Ghetto”

By Antero Garcia
With the understanding that the role of the seminal ninth grade text, Romeo and Juliet, has shifted, Antero Garcia’s students consider how they might create reenactment videos that accurately reflect a nuanced understanding of their communities while expressing a thematic interpretation of…
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I Love My City: Youth as Community Problem Solvers and Creators in 21st Century Classrooms

By Danielle Filipiak
Danielle Filipiak’s Detroit high school seniors completed multi-genre research projects that asked them to answer the question: What problem do you see in your community, and what do you wish to develop in order to address this problem? Filipiak includes written and video process…
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Learning Alongside: Embracing Digital Storytelling with Social Justice in Mind

By Cindy O'Donnell-Allen
Three educators from the Colorado State University Writing Project discuss their Saving Our Stories (SOS) project, a partnership between students, preservice teachers, and community members formed to collect oral histories about Fort Collins with a focus on digital storytelling, teaching to…
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An After-School Video Club for Elementary Students

By Chuck Jurich
Chuck Jurich explains how an elementary after school video club of 20 students creates an average of a dozen short films every year through peer instruction. Here he lists the stages of production, shows an example of an AV-style student script, and links to the software used.
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Motivating Boy Writers: A Multigenre Approach

By Jeremy Hyler
Using tips from Roy Fletcher’s Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices, Jeremy Hyler finds his students more engaged in their three-week research assignment once he incorporates digital tools and uses a multi-genre approach. Here he highlights the most popular genres, gives examples of student…
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Where teachers write, share, and talk shop about writing and the teaching of writing

Hosted by the National Writing Project, the Write Now Teacher Studio is an open, online community of educators for educators. It’s a place to write together, examine our teaching, create and refine curricula, and work toward ever more effective and equitable practices to create confident, creative, and critical thinkers and writers in our classrooms and courses.

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