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.
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 … Continue reading Videos featured at Potomac Review
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.
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 … Continue reading Plane Truth
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 … Continue reading One more time: A process log
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.
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 … Continue reading Accessibility issues and book orders
Design a webpage
Designing a web page the tactile way (an exercise from Melanie Yergaux).
Design from 000000 to FFFFFF
Melanie Yergeau shares some information about design from a coding point of view.