Happy Friday everyone.
This week, an interview with our colleague Elyse Eidman-Aadahl was published to the DML Central weblog of the MacArthur Foundations’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative. In that interview she said:
I think this is an incredibly exciting time to teach writing. We have the chance to participate in this redefinition of our core discipline. Nobody has the answers to where this is going, and by being a writer yourself and participating in digital environments alongside the youth you work with, you are able to observe patterns and experience the new in such a way that you could be part of remaking knowledge in the field of composition. The writing revolution is not done and we can be right in the middle of it.
As we start to wrap up the week and enter into the weekend, we offer this interview as a place to spend some time too. Read through what Elyse said, review the artifacts she shared ... and then dialogue around these ideas. Feel free to post your thoughts here or even to comment there to the larger audience of DML.
Then, continue to build your relationship with each other and Digital Is. Several of you have began browsing Digital Is this week already. Share the links you find with us here and your reflections about what you find, see, notice, and wonder about too.
And, if you are ready, go ahead and interact at Digital Is too. Here are some suggestions:
Engage in the conversation: Comment on 2-3 resources and engage in a discussion already underway.
Post a blog post or respond to someone else's post.
Share some of the resources you found via another forum you use, like Facebook, twitter, etc.
Thanks everyone for the time spent together already!
Christina, Katherine and Troy