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Exploring Digital Writing at the Philadelphia Writing Project

Publication: The Notebook
Date: October 27, 2011

Summary: Christina Cantrill, a staff member of the National Writing Project and a member of the Philadelphia Writing Project, writes about digital writing and how it is integrated into the curriculum of Philadelphia teachers.


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Renee Webster, a teacher-consultant at the Red Cedar Writing Project in Michigan posted a resource called Hearing Student Voices related to her ongoing inquiry about how best to support students in hearing their own "smart thinking" as well as that of their classmates and friends.

After years of doing this in a variety of ways, she introduced digital recorders to further support students in their work. The recorders turned out to have a profound effect on the literacy practices of the students.

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