Somebody Else’s Problem [A Writing I Post]

Note:┬áThe 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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A Prezi Brainstorming Session

This is a sample presentation I made for my Writing I class to show them how Prezi can be used to brainstorm. I went with Prezi because I have used it before for conference presentations and thought I could get a version of the class’s Short Project 1 done fairly quickly. Overall, I think it […]

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Inattention in the Classroom and The Cult of Multitasking

On reading my previous post on laptops and inattention in the classroom, I was struck by a nagging feeling that I was missing something that absolutely needed to be said. It came to me when I reviewed what I do when stuck in meetings or presentations where I don’t have a stake in the outcome […]

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It’s not the laptops, it’s the inattention.

I allow laptops in my classes, and really, would have a hard time justifying a different stance. Besides, with the cost of books these days, I find that especially in lit courses, students are taking advantage of free public domain ebooks for the classics, something they can do on a laptop if they don’t have […]

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What it looks like

This is what grading papers with an iPad looks like. I ‘m using iAnnotate to comment on and assess two sections’ worth of 8-10 page papers. I did the poetry portfolios in paper, but I’m thinking of converting that process also. What is keeping me from doing that is tech literacy expectations. Undergrads here are […]

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Thankful

I am not feeling particularly thankful right now, but know I should be. On the whole, this has been a great semester, but it is also time to rake leaves. I know I have to. I thought I took care of it with my last-day-to-drop email. All the same, here I am, having to explain […]

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