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How might you use some of David Crystal’s and/or Kevin Kelleher’s insights in your classroom? In your curriculum planning meetings? In conversations with administrators? Parents?

Multimodality

Which of Takayoshi and Selfe’s five main claims (pages 3-6) do you find particularly compelling?
Which of Takayoshi and Selfe’s five main claims (pages 3-6) do you take issue with?
Which of Takayoshi and Selfe’s five main claims (pages 3-6) would you like to discuss (for whatever reason)?

Being a Digital Writing Teacher

Which of Beach, Anson, Breuch, and Swiss’s “five ways to grow as a digtial writing teacher” are you already practicing?
Which ways to grow do you want to engage in?
What information or resources do you need to begin, further, deepen, and/or renew your engagement with some of these ways to grow?
What ideas for growth did Beach et al miss, based on your own experience?
What barriers to using new media exist at your school?

Follow Up

How can we follow up after today?
Create a facebook group? Continue with the Facebook page?
Keep the wordpress.com blog going? (Email me @ matthewdavidpearson@gmail.com if you’d like to blog on writingandnewmedia.wordpress.com.)
Does anyone already have something cool to share—assignments, resources, upcoming workshops and events, advice, YouTube clips, podcasts, etc.?

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