What is "Digital Is"?
If digital is how we write, share, collaborate, publish, and participate today and into the future, what does that mean for the teaching of writing and connected learning? The NWP Digital Is website is a forum for exploring that question and we invite you to participate.
As a member of NWP Digital Is you can:
- Comment, share, and discuss: All content here at Digital Is can be shared and discussed. Join in by adding comments, sharing what you find, and/or starting a discussion of your own.
- Post a blog: Use blog posts to share your work, provoke conversation, and share ideas with the larger community.
- Browse resources and create your own: Resources are longer inquiries contributed by community members which can be curated into collections. Request to become a resource creator -- this will allow you to draft, get feedback on, and publish new resources. Learn more.
- Share and suggest collections: Collections are sets of resources, gathered and considered by NWP teacher leaders that explore one of the three key areas of Digital Is:
- Art/Craft: What are we learning about the art and craft of digital writing?
- Teach/Learn: What are we learning about the teaching and learning of digital writing?
- Provocations: What ideas provoke us to think in new ways about education and culture in the digital age?
As an emerging and open knowledge base created and curated by its community of members, Digital Is gathers resources, collections, reflections, inquiries, and stories about what it means to teach writing in our digital, interconnected world. Thank you for your contributions.
Follow Digital Is on Twitter: Follow @NWPDigital_Is
Also see Using the Site for more information.
The National Writing Project
The National Writing Project (NWP) is a nationwide network of educators working together to improve the teaching of writing in the nation's schools and in other settings. NWP provides high-quality professional development programs to teachers in a variety of disciplines and at all levels, from early childhood through university. Through its network of more than two hundred university-based sites located in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, NWP develops the leadership, programs, and research needed for teachers to help students become successful writers and learners.
Support for the National Writing Project is provided by the U.S. Department of Education, foundations, corporations, universities, and K–12 schools.
Learn more about the National Writing Project at nwp.org.
Thank you to our partners
The National Writing Project thanks the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning Initiative for its support of the overall Digital Is initiative at the National Writing Project.
Special thanks to FunnyMonkey for the development of the Digital Is website.
And much gratitude to the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers for permission to use images from their galleries of award-winning student art. The Alliance is the nation's premiere organization for recognition and support for creative teens, administering the Scholastic Awards in Art and Writing and distributing scholarships and other supports.
Comments and questions
We welcome your comments and questions about the NWP Digital Is website and project. For more information about the NWP Digital Is project and website, contact us.