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Greg McVerry

Then @anna_phd and @dogtrax get to pick the next @ncte poet. Serious I would throw together a quick 4-7 week pop up MOOC to revitalize the issue...we also turned from poetry after Haas became bc we had so many other disciplines join. Get back to roots

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By the time we got to Hass it evolved into and we had hundreds of teachers participating in this unofficial @ncte project from across the globe. We should start up the Digital Laurette project again.

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Greg McVerry

Twitter also sells your privacy. I rely pretty much on students who can answer the question, "My url is...." but many courses organize on twitter just to name a few.

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Talking why can't we make our research more multimodal @vconnecting research. Here is one example I did...all the storify links gone:

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@dogtrax if I go with 50/50 approach to my website andlet Known handle social stream I can do stuff like this: without the subdomain. Notice all the broken links from missing

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@MusingsOnEdTech Here is a synthesis piece I did after to show new ways of creating while being a critical consumer.

Greg McVerry

I have long respected @BRCrandall out reach with under represented voices and his cherishing silenced narratives. More importantly he awakens those once silenced.

I would love a chance to collaborate and think of NWP regional events.

-@wiobyrne, I , and a crew of others used to organize the print2pixel unconference. What about writing unconferences? Not really grant funded just some local begging.

-I am also creating the Youth Zone at our Women's Studies conference this year. Its in April. Thinking of doing some activitites. I would love to co-sponsor the space with CT Writing Project. Even better if you want to bring young women to share their voice.

-I am also the Gear Up coordinator for literacy. I will be running a class for 11th graders every Monday?Wednesday. We will be doing some SAT prep but mainly, writing, and .

-Local affiliates should look to partner and run activities with the in your state. Even better if you can write your involvement into the 2018 calls when they come out. Build the relationships now.

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The #walkmyworld Twitter Archive

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Here is a link to the archive using @mhawksey TAGSΒ 

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So I made this today. It was really my first time doing anything significant with Java Script. Lucked out when @sunnydeveloper shared a template.

I was at that very moment searching for easy CSS slidedecks. I wanted to make a multimodal poem. Kind of reflecting on time and the quality of writing. Sometimes ideas burst and other times they retreat. I was just thinking about time not always being an indicator of quality when we are talking about writing.

I also wanted to share the poem because I am not at . My exploration into the open web really began as I tried to bend the oldest genre in the world with the newest technologies that emerged.

I am also looking for a remix machine. Many of us still mourn the loss of tools like Zeega and Popcorn but maybe we are the remix machine. I need to learn positioning in terms of CSS/HTML. Making cool art and poems would be a fun way to learn. Maybe a community of those who want to play with images and words ....oh wait.

That's . We do play with images and words. has its roots in NCTE. Sue Ringler-Pet and Ian O'Byrne and I began to explore poet-laureates through technology. Our first session was in 2008. We focused on poetry for two reasons: back then if you fore fronted technology people avoided your session; a b:) poetry allowed us to create non-sensical esoteric titles that helps with session approval.

So maybe that is what I will do with this year. Just keep playing.