Just released by the National Writing Project and published by Jossey-Bass, Because Digital Writing Matters features a number of NWP teacher consultants and was co-authored by Dànielle Nicole DeVoss, Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, and Troy Hicks.
Hicks, founding director of the Chippewa River Writing Project, has worked on a number of technology and literacy initiatives over the course of his many years of experience with the National Writing Project, including the first two invitational summer institutes of CRWP.
The book is described as follows on NWP website: “Because Digital Writing Matters, a new book from the National Writing Project (NWP), looks at what educators, parents, and policymakers can do to help schools meet the challenges of new digital literacies and to equip students with the technology-related communication skills they need to thrive in school and in the global workplace.” Including discussions of curriculum, teaching, assessment, and infrastructure, the book provides resources about the many audiences, purposes, and forms of digital writing.
For a conversation with the authors, visit the NWP website.
For further discussion about the book, visit the Because Digital Writing Matters Facebook Page.