Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Crafting Digital Writing

"Yet, in order for educational technology to transcend its past patterns, paperless work will need to expand beyond the confines of an 8½ x 11 mindset, not just the 8½ x 11 page.” - Shawn McCusker, Defining Paperless 2.0

Crafting writing is no longer confined to pen and paper. A recent post by Beth Holland and conversations with Dr. Troy Hicks inspired me to rethink the craft and the process of writing. How can technology inspire topics, organize thoughts into a cohesive draft, activate self and peers to provide effective feedback from a variety of lenses, and promote the sharing of creative works with an intentional audience?

The following ThingLink, and linked Google Documents, were created as a possible response to "leverage the capabilities of the device in order to "modify" and "redefine" what's possible" (Holland, 2013).

ThingLink embeds audio, video and rich media links directly in images. Hover over each image (called a "thing") and view each link's web resource. By clicking each image, you can access the Google Documents that have been linked.

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