Asking for what you want in an assignment

Over on Facebook, some of my teaching peers are struggling with an old problem–what to do about the many file formats students will use to turn in work. A semi-new twist has developed: some less-honest students will purposely turn in either a properly labelled incorrect file or a purposely corrupted file to avoid turning in […]

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Somebody Else’s Problem [A Writing I Post]

Note: The schedule says this, but here it is again: the SP2 is due this Friday (2/24) by noon. The LP1 is due in the workshop link by the usual time–one hour before class on Monday (2/27). Also, bring a LP1 printout for in-class peer review on Monday (2/27). In Douglas Adams’s Hicthhiker’s Guide to the […]

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Blended, Online: Are they that different?

To my Writing I students: some answers to emailed questions:  Where do we turn in the Short Project One? Here’s where you turn it in. If there is no upload window, you are too early. The window opens at least a day before the assignment is due. Click image to enlarge: In the Sources Assignment, […]

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Using Moodle for Writer’s Workshop

This is the second semester I’ve used the Workshop module on my Moodle site, and as I get more familiar with it, I like it more and more. I did two things I didn’t try last time, and find that I will do them again. FIrst, I set up a trial feedback prompt in the […]

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Tweetfest (and more about Twitter)

Yesterday my Writing I Blended class hit the streets of Twitter and had a tweetfest about a blog post by Jay Dolan of The Anti-Social Media about Why Smart People Use Twitter. it went very well, and a bonus was having @JayDolan join in the conversation. He had read about the upcoming event on this blog […]

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