In my opinion, every teacher is a materials writer to a certain degree. We all design materials and activities for our students either occasionally or regularly. I started writing early and was able to contribute to a number of published materials. As I continue to write, I grow even more sensitive to the needs of the students.
What I’ve gained from being a materials writer has helped me become a better teacher.
I personally feel the same way as Jennifer. Every teacher is a materials writer to a certain degree.
I came across the article on Cognitive Surplus. Very interesting idea. Many people are able to contribute in digital media and thereby create cognitive surplus.