Carl Young

NC State University
carl_young@ncsu.edu

Traditional notions of publishing and sharing as steps that come only at the end of the writing and inquiry processes have changed. Digital technologies allow for publishing and sharing throughout the writing and inquiry processes. Digital technologies also create dynamic options and opportunities in terms of mode, audience, and impact. Below are publishing and sharing efforts from two students who serve as a case in point. What observations can you make about each letter? Inferences? How are they similar? Different? What implications do the letters represent for notions of publishing and sharing? How does identity factor in here?




EXCERPT FROM CAREY DUNNE'S LETTER TO SHOE MANUFACTURERS IN NYC


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JULIA BLUHM'S PETITION LETTER

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from Shelly Harwayne's Writing Through Childhood: Rethinking Process and Product (2001)


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URL for Julia's Petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/seventeen-magazine-give-girls-images-of-real-girls
Carl's Annotated link using Diigo: http://diigo.com/0rs8x


Related Publishing & Sharing Artifacts to Julia's Letter:
Note all the social media options for publishing and sharing right on the sites...

- Julia's Bio on the Change.Org Website
- List of Julia's Blog Posts on the Spark A Movement Website
- 7/3/2012 Mashable Social Media Post Announcing Seventeen Agreeing to Conditions of Julia's Petition
- 7/5/2012 NPR News Blog Post on Success of Julia's Campaign
- 7/5/2012 Huffington Post Article
- 7/11/2012 Huffington Post Follow Up Blog Post - Julia as Top Influencer

Julia herself:



Additional Examples of Relevant Student Products


  • My Jewish Legacy: http://myjewishlegacy.com/ -- As part of her Bat-Mitzvah education, student developed website as a starting place for kids and teens to share stories about their grandparents’ journeys in escaping or surviving the Holocaust.

  • Many Voices for Darfur Blog: http://stopgenocide.wikispaces.com/ - teacher-facilitated and student-run project focused on raising awareness about the genocide in Darfur.

  • 25 Days to Make A Difference: http://twentyfivedays.wordpress.com - student project paying tribute to grandfather and also challenging kids to do good in the world in small but compelling ways

  • The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Busing Debate: http://50279824.nhd.weebly.com/ - collaborative student project focused generally on the larger context of the Civil Rights movement and more specifically on the events surrounding the busing debated in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district during the 1970s.