Digital Language Arts:

Creating, Connecting, Communicating


What’s the role of writing in the digital age?

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Going Digital in College.

To understand new media composing and college readiness, understand the WPA Outcomes Statement 3.0.

Popular uses of new media composing in college:

1) Digital portfolios 

2) Digital storytelling 

3) Public writing (e.g. blogging)

For your classroom, imagine what your students could do when you read through these examples.

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Creator: Katie Bryant, student in Jackie’s Spring 2015 Yoga-Zen Writing class.

Students create 350-500 word blog “asanas” exploring an issue/ idea by posturing their thoughts in relation to an issue/ idea. By engaging in regular writing practice, we: 1) prepare for class discussion, 2) generate ideas for writing through analytical thinking, and 3) practice analytical writing common in college academic writing.


Going Digital in High School.

The learning curve from college to high school isn’t steep. Here are a few examples from other secondary education institutions.

Here’s one example of how one really funny high school student stokes his creative fires on his blog.

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Partners in Purple (PIP) hosts a competition every year called PIP Talks. High school students are supported by our Studio and helped to develop award-winning new media performances.

2014 PIP Talk Winner Ben Border

Team of Contestants from 2014 PIP Contest

Check out winners of the 2015 Video Contest held by the Texas School Boards Association.

2015 Middle School Winner: Bullard ISD

2015 High School Winner: Mesquite ISD