Why should students come to class?

If my students can do the majority of their work with writing and reading online… If my students can receive all of their assignments online… If my students can maintain constant contact with their friends, classmates, and teachers online… If my students can create spaces to come together or work …

Safety vs. Panic

For over a month, my students have engaged in working on a few different wiki projects (Utopias, –Isms, and Book Discussions), but the excitement climaxed when they started collaborating with a group of 8th graders from Wallingford, CT. The students started to create their own spaces to talk about the …

Thoughts to get me through the Colorado Student Assessment Program

CSAP can do weird things to you. It kind of goes to work on your head. There is nothing unique about your test. It is the same as everyone else’s. And so you crave to do something original, to snap the unending monotony of test giving and test taking. The …

Paper is outdated.

Paper is: •   Static. •   Linear. •   Finite. •   Singular. Digital Writing is: •    Dynamic. •    Multi-dimensional. •    Infinite. •    Pluralistic. With these things in mind, all writing should be: •    Infinitely editable •    Inherently clickable •    Continually discussed •    Focused on revisions and the history of revisions. Dave Cormier …