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Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Episode Thirteen (6/24/2016)

Today’s post strays into a briar patch where only rabbits feel comfortable: the sense that the noise of the net is drowning the inner signal that is trying to get out of ourselves, our voice. Here are five short screencasts that don’t even begin to scratch the high pressure stream of data that is my … Continue reading Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Episode Thirteen…

Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Episode Eleven (6/21/2016)

Summer Reading Doo-Dads. Here are some summer reading projects you and your students might find interesting. First, the adults NY TImes Summer Reading Contest Penguin/Random House Summer Reading Challenge Here are some for students that I “borrowed” from the Tech Chicks (I highly recommend their podcast as a source for ways to make your classes work … Continue reading Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Episode Eleven…

Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Episode Nine (6/18/2016)

  Some websites are cool tools unto themselves. I am going to share a few of those today. They have proven to be artesian wells of knowledge and prompts to action. I hope you enjoy them as well. 1. Open Culture This site consistently pegs my “this-is-way-interesting” meter. Just check out the John Cage clip. … Continue reading Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Episode Nine…

Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Episode Eight (6/18/2016) Analog Meets Digital: the Fountain Pen as Strange Attractor

I love fountain pens. I love what you can do with a decent one. But I love cheap, too. That is why I am a denizen of bargain pen sites like Jetpens and Goulet Pens. (They also sell very expensive, boutique pens, too.) My wife accuses me of being a pen porn video addict. OK. My … Continue reading Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Episode Eight…

Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Episode Seven (6/17/2016)

Want to use YouTube in the classroom, but find it a bit risky and potentially embarrasing or worse with younger students? Wish you could convince your district to open up YouTube but not sure how to argue for it? Well…I am offering some answers to those questions in today’s episode. First. Perhaps you want to … Continue reading Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Episode Seven…

Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Episode Six (6/16/2016)

    Today, a simple suggestion. Use Twitter for professional development. And use a hashtag for the WKU writing project–#wkuwp. Twitter is a very easy to use channel to share with others yet it is surprisingly flexible given its 140-character constraints.  You can embed videos, images, animated gifs, links.  You can send direct, private messages … Continue reading Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Episode Six…

Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Episode Fiveā€“the Ides of June Edition

This is Episode Five  of my WKU Writing Project Tech Pedagogy Marathon. My post today is about annotating SoundCloud. Yes, you can make time specific notes on sound files. It’s free, easy to use, congenial to share, and worth having in your repertoire. SoundCloud SoundCloud is a free sound storage site. It is simple to share with … Continue reading Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Episode Five–the…

Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Episode Four (6/14/2016)

    Let’s take a little break from annotation and close reading to use a really simple and fun tool called Pablo. (Aside: In a way, Pablo could be thought of as a way to annotate images?)   First, go to Pablo.   Next (Image Below), click in the provided picture or search for another … Continue reading Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Episode Four…

Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Episode Three (6/12/2016)

I noted a very worthy “close reading” tool in yesterday’s TechPedagogy for All–Vialogues.  Today I want to introduce you to a more traditional close reading (and writing) tool–Hypothes.is. Here is an introduction to Hypothes.is from their education division director, Jeremy Dean. Inspiring uses for close reading. Hypothes.is allows you take any web page on the … Continue reading Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Episode Three…

Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Round One

I am the tech liaison for the Western Kentucky University Writing Project. So…every day over the next few weeks I will have some tech tool, process, or fact that I will be sharing.  Here is my first one.  We are using Schoology in our project as a platform.  I am not totally new to it, … Continue reading Writing Project Tech Pedagogy: Round One…