This has been a long day with many "welcome to the class" emails sent to new enrollees for my online class. I guess that means my welcome email works--I want students who think the class will be self-paced with no due dates or the ones who say "I'm not good with computers" to drop the … Continue reading Are they changing or is it me?
Sabbatical is done, and I am back to teaching three classes. This is my evening class, full of future middle school and high school English teachers, most of them in their last semester before student teaching. The reaction to Google Glass in this environment is interesting-- a bit positive, and fairly curious about its applications … Continue reading Back to teaching
The doctor is in.
This is the last time it will look so peaceful for a long, long time. Classes begin tomorrow.
I'm making my final edits for the online Writing II syllabus and just added more to the "responsibilities" section. This section is a shorter version of an email I send to all online student a week or so before the class begins. The syllabus section used to end with this (hat tip to Steven Krause … Continue reading Resources as resources
The air conditioning ran most of yesterday, which means reading season is here. Yes, I have course preps to do, but the pieces of time in-between can include reading. I use my Kindle a lot of the time now, but that does not mean my shelves aren't full. Keeping them full here and on campus … Continue reading Reading season
So, here I am at DMAC, with plenty of time devoted to writing with media. I had a head start on the final project because I already had a venue. I've used blogs for professional/personal identity since 2001 or thereabouts. So, given that I had the extra time, my two clips--the poem and the essay--were calling out … Continue reading One more time: A process log
On one level, this post is all about wanting to use Comic Life with my classes for an analysis project when I know full well that most students will not have it. In fact, most will have PCs and will not be able to use this software outside of a Mac lab. I'm going to … Continue reading Accessibility issues and book orders
As part of the "Concept in 90" project goals I set for myself, I wanted to do a sample storyboard. Rather than a planning device that acts like an outline, this storyboard would be at the end or near the end so that students could use it to analyze their project in-progress or to analyze … Continue reading Using a storyboard for analysis
When it comes to new media, things always take longer than I think they will and today's tasks were no exception. On the other hand, time goes by quickly when doing this kind of work, and what is actually a couple of hours feels like a half hour or so. This morning I added the … Continue reading Concept in 90: Log 4