Make Cycles

Our course is organized by “make cycles,” a term I borrow from Connected Learning. You can find the tasks for each cycle in the drop down menu above.

Google+ Community

We will share most of our work in a Google+ Community. We will upload images, respond to each other’s ideas, and share links and “makes” here.

Make Cycle 4 is shared

Make Cycle 4 is shared

Hi nice people, Make Cycle 4–creating writing assignments–can now be viewed. Notice that you have a partner for this activity: you will each create an activity for each other and try out the activity. So, in other words, you’ll play the role of the teacher and then the student. Designing activities is challenging, but it …

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Updates & Reminders Day 7 (Jan 10)

Updates & Reminders Day 7 (Jan 10)

Howdy everyone, My “morning” updates are turning into early afternoon updates… so many things to do! I’m currently working on a Spencer grant–so I can secure some funds to study the influence of artifacts (like your Makes) on the way people learn in a discipline–doing some grant reporting, updating a website, and prepping three classes for …

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Day 6 Updates & Reminders

Day 6 Updates & Reminders

Hello nice people, Just sent a grade update for chapters 2 & 3; y’all are rocking these responses and I am so enjoying reading your insights. Thank you. Due today: Mentor texts and Make 2! The ones that are up already are super cool (*Note: Make sure if you’re using Storyjumper or Piktochart that you check share settings. …

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Reminders Day 3: Jan 4

Reminders Day 3: Jan 4

Howdy nice people, Today’s update comes in video form (see below) Today in a nutshell: Watch Mac Barnett’s TED talk Try out some lists to generate ideas for writing write a response about Barnett and share portions of your lists to G+. Create a “make” (I talk about this in the video). Remember to write …

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Friendly Reminders: Day 2 (Jan 3)

Friendly Reminders: Day 2 (Jan 3)

From the email I sent Thursday, Jan 2: Hi everyone! I am absolutely enjoying reading your responses already. Loved the introductions and your insights into your literacies. I left comments on all the things from yesterday. Thank you for the thoughtful work! I don’t think updates will always be this long, but since we’re just …

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Welcome to English 333: Winter Session 2019!

Welcome to English 333: Winter Session 2019!

Hello everyone! I am so excited to write and work together in January! Please check out this site and the various pages. I’ve created a welcome video (below) that I hope offers some insights into our course and how we’ll work together. I will update the video each day(ish) on the main page starting Jan …

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Make Cycle 7: Revise & Reflect is posted

Make Cycle 7: Revise & Reflect is posted

Hi all, Love seeing the response to your writing assignments coming in from your partners. Great job on this assignment everyone!  Reflection due tonight (Sunday) on this assignment sequence. Our LAST MAKE CYCLE is posted! 😉 You’ll respond to the last chapters of About the Authors and revise one of your previous Makes, ending with a …

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Just do the next right thing

Just do the next right thing

 Hi everyone, I hardly know where to start really. I made a video just to make the reconnecting a bit easier perhaps. I’ll start by saying I hope everyone is safe and your families are safe. For those of you who live in the area, we know that everything has changed. I am overwhelmed …

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