Manifesto, Try 2

I ended up using the blogs on Blackboard for two reasons, ones that in the end, make sense. One, it is easier for the students to access. They can see each other’s entries right there. Two, I can too.. This is one-stop shopping, so to speak, and that ease in communication counts for something. There’s […]

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A Manifesto about Creating a Manifesto

I’m teaching Gender Issues in Language and Literature this spring and as part of it, will be blogging along with my students. At first, I thought I might have then=m blog within Blackboard, thinking that would make it easier all around if not a little boring, but hey! easier is better, right? Well, it wasn’t;t […]

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Day 53

I had six Intro to Poetry students succeed with the Poem-a-Day Challenge. Three of them did all 30 days. Wow!

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Day 10

Early morning conferences week landscape.

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Independent Writing

As a writing instructor, my goal is to create independent writers. In every portfolio’s holistic comment, some variation of the phrase “In future, independent writing, you…” was used and still is. That looking forward is a primary reason for a portfolio.

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Another Reason to Blog

While writing a response to an email for my Teaching Writing Online class, as often happens, I quickly transferred it to an announcement instead, thinking that if one student had this question, others would too. I use Blackboard and this has an “email this announcement” option which makes the announcement both immediate yet available in […]

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Computer-Mediated Pedagogy: Then and Now

My student blog posts for ENG 704: Teaching Writing Online are rolling in and it warms that cockles of my bloggy heart. I think back to when I was a grad student taking Computer-Mediated Pedagogy from Dr. Kristine Blair in the early 2000s, then at Bowling Green State University and now Professor and Dean, College […]

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Looks Count for Blogs Too

Screenshot of Add New Post page

The first reflective blog posts based on the readings are coming in for my Teaching Writing Online class and I must congratulation all the early writers have done their first reflective post. The module ends on January 28, so yea early writers! There is even have one comment, a choice they all have that gives extra credit but really, […]

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Workshopping in OWI

Happy holidays! The photo has nothing to do with this post, but it’s a festive day and there it was. It’s winter break and I’m currently redoing my ENG 704: Teaching Writing Online course, something I do every other year since that is when it is offered, but mostly because things change so fast. The […]

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Blog Literacy: Setting up your academic blog

This is an update for a post made in 2015 for my Literacy Theory class, now updated for ENG 704: Teaching Writing Online. What better thing to do on a cold winter’s day than a little webwork? That’s what my ENG 704: Teaching Writing Online students will be doing in January as they set up […]

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