Featured Keynote: Troy Hicks
Mixing Sources, Amplifying Voices: Crafting Writing in an Information Age
As inputs multiply, how can students find, evaluate, and synthesize information from various sources? More importantly, how can we help them craft digital writing, using information to develop multimedia texts? Bring your favorite device, because this interactive keynote will explore multiple web-based tools and mobile applications that mix diverse sources and amplify students’ digital voice.
Dr. Troy Hicks, associate professor of English at Central Michigan University, is focused on the teaching of writing, literacy and technology, and teacher education and professional development. A former middle school teacher, he collaborates with K–12 colleagues to implement newer literacies in their classrooms. Hicks directs CMU’s Chippewa River Writing Project. Hicks is author of the Heinemann titles Crafting Digital Writing (2013) and The Digital Writing Workshop (2009), a co-author of Because Digital Writing Matters (Jossey-Bass, 2010) and Create, Compose, Connect! (Routledge, 2014), and author of numerous journal articles and book chapters. He blogs at Digital Writing, Digital Teaching and can be followed on Twitter @hickstro.