• An Invitation

    This post first appeared at Our NWP. I’m a geek. My inquiry for the Western Massachusetts Writing Project (WMWP) summer institute in 1994 focused on the differences for young people in composing with computers—a novelty at that time—rather than on paper. I helped plan and facilitate some of the first nationally organized professional development in …

  • Connected Learning Talk

    After a long hiatus from dComposing – mainly due to concentrating on our now 16-month old – I’m back. I’ll start by clearing a backlog of a few older items. Last fall, I was asked to give a talk on Connected Learning at the University of Minnesota. The event was co-sponsored by the Emma Birkmaier Critical Literacy and …

  • Hope is the thing with Makers

    My good friend Chad Sansing tweeted this the other day: This in the midst of our National Writing Project Annual Meeting, which happened in Boston this past week. I’ve been thinking a lot about the future as Erin and I recently had a baby. Torin is now 10 weeks old. And I want him to …

  • Making for the Masses (aka Paper Circuitry)

    Paper + Circuits + LED stick-on lights + Art and Creativity = Hacked Notebook. As in: and and This low-cost, lo-fidelity making happened this week at the National Writing Project’s Annual Meeting, Jie Qi of MIT’s Media Lab along with her collaborators David Cole, Jennifer Dick and me representing my org, helped a group of …