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Voices in the Cloud 1

Voices in the Cloud

Those that know me know I am fond of saying I love juxtaposing the oldest genres in the world (poetry) with our newest texts. Each year Sue Ringler Pet, Ian O'Byrne, and myself celebrate a poet laurete at NCTE through the use of digital texts and tools. This year Leanne Drapeau, a classroom teacher we…
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Exploring Bias in The Common Core

I have often wondered if the Common Core State Standards have a dead white guy bias. It seems that advocates of the common core continuously try to reinforce the idea that reading the classics is the solution to all educational issues. This applies to both nonfiction and fiction In fact when Michael Petrilli, executive vice…
Where do ideas come from? Reflecting on my first make for DS106 0

Where do ideas come from? Reflecting on my first make for DS106

I have lurked. I have laughed. I have never launched into my own learning into DS106. For those that do not know D106 started off as a class into digital storytelling and it has evolved into one of the most active communitities for mutlimodal composition. I always saw my favorite Twitter folks discussing #ds106 and…
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Using Multimodal Poetry to Engage in Critical Literacy

[caption width="640" align="aligncenter"]flickr photo shared by craftivist collective under a Creative Commons ( BY ) license[/caption] Many of us agree that we need to align our classroom activities with the digitally literate lives our students lead. Yet we still hear of many classroom simply focusing on technology integration. Simply put this is a mistake. When…