Podcasts

This semester, my students made podcasts responding to the California Writing Project’s invitation to write about the idea of “Upstanders, Not Bystanders.” Most of the students used a combination of Garage Band, iTunes, and Podomatic to do their podcast, although some used Photo Story 3 and YouTube. They were all …

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 …