The October 17th #literacies chat, sponsored by the National Writing Project, focuses on the idea of writing to connect, a theme for the upcoming National Day on Writing tweetup (#write2connect) Monday Oct. 21st. This chat is also part of Connected Educator Month.
The following is from Grant Faulkner (@GrantFaulkner), our guest host and the director of the National Novel Writing Month:
As the executive director of National Novel Writing Month (http://nanowrimo.org/), I’ve come to realize the importance and possibilities of community when writing. The powerful NaNoWriMo community debunks the myth of the solitary novelist. Writing is a social act, and #write2connect is what we witness each year during NaNoWriMo.
For this #literacies chat, I invite you to prepare your itchy twitter fingers for the NDOW October 21st #write2connect tweetup by exploring and turning over during #literacies some of the implications of writing to connect. Think of this as a warmup among friends.
Questions to consider:
- How does writing, particularly writing with new media, foster connections for you? For your students?
- Does digital writing enhance or detract from your ability to connect ideas? How?
- What other kinds of connections does writing foster in your life? In the lives of the youth who surround you?
Click here for more info.