Gaming a Writing Assignment

I’ve heard about gaming and education for awhile now, but it wasn’t until Peter Kittle‘s presentation at the CWP CATE Pre-Conference yesterday that I clearly understood how I could use gaming to promote learning. Peter said four words that made everything suddenly clear: quests, experience points, badges. Those four words …

Fair Use

Today in my Writing in a Digital Age class, we’ll be talking about fair use in honor of Digital Learning Day. I’ve been reading Renee Hobbs’s Copyright Clarity and am borrowing heavily from a proposed workshop for educators. Since my students are more concerned with their own work, however, I’m using …

Creating Learning Networks

“If you build it, they will come.” In my experience, that hasn’t been true of many social networks. I’ve created Facebook groups that people join and then ignore. I’ve had a little more luck with Diigo and ning groups . . . but only when my students or the teachers …