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In addition to group work and peer groups for various activities, I do a lot of group projects in all of my classes that have included any or all of the following: papers, online essays, videos, and presentations. Since I set up google docs for my students as one collaborative... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at writingwithmachines
Since I am not currently teaching online, I have been using much of the work we have done here this semester to make a plan for what I want to try with technology in my face2face classes. As I previously mentioned, I am very skeptical about using different online platforms... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at writingwithmachines
I was a little surprised by the NEA studies and also felt that the 2014 PEW study Anna points to is more reflective of my experience with students. It is also worth pointing out that a large group of the 18-29 year-olds in that are of the Harry Potter generation.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at writingwithmachines
The Warnock for this week seemed fairly obvious and goes back to figuring out how to transfer what we do in the face2face course to the online course. All of the small steps that we do in the classroom, if we find them important, need to be transferred into something... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at writingwithmachines
There is an activity I do with my writing students that actually follows a similar process as the one Tony shared in his video. Early in the semester, I have students establish evaluation criteria for our papers. This is a multi-part assignment that we return to and revise with each... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at writingwithmachines
I have used other private online platforms for my courses like wikispaces and ning. Both had their issues, mostly their benefits did not out weigh the difficulty of teaching students to use them, which means I learned to work within the constraints of the LMS (Blackboard, D2L, and now Canvas)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at writingwithmachines
My number one principle when teaching composition is that writing, while it often is, should not be a solitary process. Thus, student engagement with one another's writing in a variety of forms is extremely important to my pedagogy. From Warnock’s list on page xvi, workshop-like peer evaluations would play a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at writingwithmachines