About DMAC

As usual, I hate how I look in photos and video, but this is a good interview video, taken at the Digital Media and Composition Institute. I wholeheartedly recommend their summer institute for any writing teacher who seeks more innovative teaching in 21st century literacies.

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Videos featured at Potomac Review

The Potomac Review (link is to their page at Montgomery College) is a literary journal that although it is a print-journal, sees the advantages of keeping a blog in addition to its informational site. Also called The Potomac Review, the blog is far more full-featured than the community college-sponsored site, featuring writer interviews, book reviews, and frequent posts about events […]

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DMAC Showcase

Hard to believe that only yesterday I was at the showcase for DMAC. There were some wonderful final projects, and I am grateful to the participants who are sharing their links so that these projects can be viewed by my classes.

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Plane Truth

The plain truth about planes and commercial air travel as it is right now? I dread it, and it’s not the flying part. No, this daughter of a Boeing (and Learjet) engineer still loves the actually flying, but hates the uncertainty of the scheduling and the docile herd social structure that is in place, not […]

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One more time: A process log

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 […]

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Last full day at DMAC

This video was from the iBooks session. It was every bit as easy as I remembers, and I learned some more about it.

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Accessibility issues and book orders

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 […]

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Design a webpage

Designing a web page the tactile way (an exercise from Melanie Yergaux).

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