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“Mic Check” When I went back and read my post so that I could do the “mic check,” it was hard for me to nutshell it because I wrote about a few different things. However, I’ll lean on Curry’s summation of my post “Seek feedback!” Thanks, Curry. To go just... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at writingwithmachines
What struck me in Warnock’s Chapter Seven and Eight was simply his overall enthusiasm for the use of message board technology, describing it as a “superb, flexible, easy-to-use technology for the online FYW experience because it allows students time to read, think, and write” (92). In the past I have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at writingwithmachines
Syrnryk writes, “As an observer, I’ve noted how these instructors [the online Writing Center staff] have seemingly used more verbal support cues than in a F2F session (“you’re doing great,” “yes, I think that’s good,” “I really like your revision idea”). . . Or is it that these comments take... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at writingwithmachines
In his video, Tony demonstrates Warnock’s “core point . . .that all of the various ways you might teach your onsite class can be recreated in the OW course” (35). Tony gives us a glimpse into how we can use the teaching strategies Warnock outlines—talking to students, asking them to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at writingwithmachines
This week's assignment has me excited about Canvas, along with the variety of tech tools available to us. Thank you, Curry. For me, the clear choice in terms of a CMS is Canvas since it is MiraCosta’s replacement for Blackboard. But beyond this practical consideration, I think I also saw... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at writingwithmachines
One of Chickering and Gamson’s core strategies of teaching that is key in my teaching is offering students meaningful feedback on their writing. Over the last couple of semesters, I have found myself moving more and more toward commenting on papers online, rather than sticking to my old method of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at writingwithmachines