Weekly Video Updates

Make Cycles

Our course is organized by two week “make cycles,” a term I borrow from Connected Learning. We will read, discuss, and write based on the mentor texts we’re reading. You can find the weekly 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. Peter Kittle’s class will be joining us too.

Make Cycles

Make Cycles

As I mentioned in the Welcome video and other pages here, I’ve organized this class around a series of “make cycles,” which will allow us to focus on an aspect of writing and the teaching of writing in two week cycles.

  1. Make Cycle 1: Assumptions & Stances
  2. Make Cycle 2: Purposeful Storytelling
  3. Make Cycle 3: Engaging Expositions
  4. Make Cycle 4: Compelling Arguments
  5. Make Cycle 5: Multimodal Composing
  6. Make Cycle 6: Creating Writing Assignments

I will add the new make cycle on Friday evenings at the end of a cycle, so you can expect to see Make Cycle 2 posted on Friday, Sept 1 and then a new cycle shared every other Friday after that. They will appear in the drop down menu at the top of our course site under Make Cycles.

Again, you can find the links in the drop down menu above and in the numbered list above.

As I add new weeks to the drop down menu, I will archive the previous weeks’ cycles on this main page.