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 … Continue reading Asking for what you want in an assignment
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 … Continue reading Somebody Else’s Problem [A Writing I Post]
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, … Continue reading Blended, Online: Are they that different?
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 … Continue reading Using Moodle for Writer’s Workshop
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 … Continue reading Tweetfest (and more about Twitter)