Make Cycles

Our course is organized by two week “make cycles,” a term I borrow from Connected Learning. 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.

Weeks 5 & 6

Weeks 5 & 6

Howdy everyone, Yay storytelling! You did an incredible job: I love the range of approaches you took to storytelling from playful to poignant.  Make sure you included a description of your process and why you made certain choices for your stories in your post. I look forward to reading them all more carefully tomorrow and giving …

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Weeks 3 & 4

Weeks 3 & 4

Howdy nice people of English 333, Oh my gosh: I loved loved loved reading your insights into the About the Authors chapter and the 1st grader’s writing! Sounds like you are enjoying the book as much as I do and your responses were so good! Seriously. So good.  I just finished up feedback on the first Makes and …

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Featured Curators Make Cycle 1: Ruben, Christina, Kellie, Chad and Rebecca

Featured Curators Make Cycle 1: Ruben, Christina, Kellie, Chad and Rebecca

As I mentioned in this week’s video update, we are starting to introduce our “featured curators.” At the end of each two week Make Cycle, a handful of students will highlight and feature the amazing work of their peers. These bloggers will also summarize for us the ideas we have been working with in the …

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Looking ahead to weeks 3 & 4

Looking ahead to weeks 3 & 4

As I have said a couple times now, I am incredibly impressed with your responses and your conversations with peers in our G+ community. Makes me very excited about the things you will write and make this semester. Here are a few things to notice as we move to Make Cycle 2: First of all, …

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Week 2 Reminders

Week 2 Reminders

Hi all, I absolutely enjoyed reading your responses to McWhorter, Lunsford, and Yamada. From Raenni’s sharing of Yamada’s book with her students, to Samone’s questioning the premise of original ideas, to Ruben’s insights into the potential for agency in digital platforms, to Erin’s offering of the BBC article, you all did such thoughtful work considering …

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Welcome to English 333 spring 2018!

Welcome to English 333 spring 2018!

Hello everyone! I am so excited to write and work together this semester! Please check out our 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 weekly video each week(ish) on the main page. One …

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Final Stretch: Make Cycle 7 Posted

Final Stretch: Make Cycle 7 Posted

Hope you had a chance to relax this past week. I know many of you simply work more hours at other jobs, but I’m hopeful that you grabbed a few moments with friends and family. Our last set of assignments is posted under Make Cycle 7: Revise & Reflect. This will take us through to final’s week. Note …

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Featured Bloggers Make 6: Shannon, Karla, Amanda, Hannah, Jessica, & Alison

Featured Bloggers Make 6: Shannon, Karla, Amanda, Hannah, Jessica, & Alison

In this week’s Make Cycle, we got busy reading and learning about assessments, Common Core Standards, and establishing better peer conferences.  We also got the challenging task of creating our own writing lesson for our peer partner to try out as well as completing the lesson that was created for us. In chapter 7 of …

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