NWP Review

Recently, I went to the National Writing Project’s annual conference #nwpam10 in Orlando, Florida. I always really enjoy it–from the sessions which are very well thought out and insightful to the general session which is always inspiring to the conversations with friends, old and new . . . NWP is …

Lessons Learned

This semester I decided to try using a wiki in my upper-division, English-Education-major class: Literacy Studies. To put it mildly, the assignment floundered, used up a lot of face-to-face class time, and eventually worked mildly well. However, I asked my students A LOT of questions during the assignment, reflected a …

New Online Teaching Tools

Tomorrow, I’ll be talking about technology and teaching in both my classes, so I decided to try out some new sites last night. One of the most interesting sites is Wordle, which allows one to enter text into a box, then generate a word cloud. After a couple of tries, …