What is Connective Writing?

Connective writing does not entail just the fact that the writer is connecting outside of the writing using hyperlinks, but also in that the writing is being connected to the community at large through a network, a network that will contribute to the writing through comments. Will Richardson points out above that it's a "negotiation" by the readers and the writer. It's not a one-way street. Our students of today are used to producing content for the web, used to connecting to their friends through online social networks. Connective writing is a natural extension of this process for them.

Objectives for the This Class

While I would love to see all of you accomplish all of these, if any of them are accomplished, you should consider the two days a success.
  1. You will be able to use blogs as tool for your own professional development as an educator.
  2. Create a blog of your own for the purposes of professional development and reflection.
  3. Create and setup a blog for your class, so that when the time comes, you are ready for your students to begin contributing, collaborating, and joining a world-wide community of learners.