Bud Hunt is an instructional technologist for the St. Vrain Valley School District in northern Colorado. He is a teacher-consultant with the Colorado State University Writing Project, an affiliate of the National Writing Project, a group working to improve the teaching of writing in schools via regular and meaningful professional development. Bud is a co-founder of Learning 2.0: A Colorado Conversation and the CO Learning Network.
Bud reads, writes, and worries about the future of reading and writing and teaching and learning at http://www.budtheteacher.com.
We write our selves - the us-es that we create and delete whenever we build a social network account or make a website or even change a profile picture - constantly.
The foundations of today's read/write Web lie in textual practice of the past. Before there was hypertext, there were words in print - and we still have plenty to learn about them. Today's texts have much in common with yesterday's - and much of what's "new" on the Web?
Play should be the cornerstone of much of what we do with technology for teaching and learning. Heck, play should comprise a considerable chunk of all of our learning time. But what does play look like in a digital environment?