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 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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Updates: Week 11

Updates: Week 11

Hi everyone! Lots of information below…please read carefully. 😉 –I just sent grade updates up through last night’s Make. Thank you for the creative approaches to the multimodal make! I really enjoyed looking through all the games, memes, and websites this morning! I know making a website can be challenging: I appreciate giving it an attempt. Also, I shared this …

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Featured Curators Make Cycle 3: Kendall, Laurence, Alyssa, Bertha, & Estefani

Featured Curators Make Cycle 3: Kendall, Laurence, Alyssa, Bertha, & Estefani

Kendall Eagleton “We have to work to maintain a balance between having expectations the children feel they can successfully meet and having expectations that challenge children to do better and better work as writers, and we have to do this while thinking about children at many different developmental levels.” –Katie Wood Ray and Lisa Cleaveland, About …

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Week 7 update

Week 7 update

Hi everyone, The Makes for Engaging Expositions are looking great (due tonight, Oct 7)! You have some adorable ABC books on the G+ community…great fall themes too. I continue to appreciate the work you are all doing in thinking about the teaching of writing and taking some risks with your own writing. I finally have the blogs up …

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Featured Curators Make Cycle 2: McKenzie, Suzy, Miriam, Giselle, Daniela, & Keith

Featured Curators Make Cycle 2: McKenzie, Suzy, Miriam, Giselle, Daniela, & Keith

McKenzie Zwetsloot I felt that this second Make Cycle went very well! In Make Cycle Two, we started off with responding to a text we had to read. In week one, we read About the Authors by Katie Wood Ray and Lisa Cleaveland, and watched a TED talk by Mac Barnett. After reading Chapter One of About …

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Week 5 Updates

Week 5 Updates

Hello nice people of English 333, Makes are looking great! Remember if you’re using Storyjumper to share from the “Share” button; we should see a thumbnail (book cover typically) if the link shares correctly. Also, a few were flagged as spam and I needed to approve those, which I just did, so we should be …

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Featured Curators Make Cycle 1: Krystina, Krystle, Marc, Megan, and Rebecca

Featured Curators Make Cycle 1: Krystina, Krystle, Marc, Megan, and Rebecca

Krystina Hockman Make Cycle 1 has been all about introductions. We first met one another and found a lot of similarities amongst ourselves. Next, we discovered that a lot of us shared many similar opinions about literacy and discovered that we all write every single day, whether through text, emails, or for school. This provided …

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