Saturday, September 27, 2014

Day 26: Three Online Resources

Just a quicky, 'cause my hands ache from pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel! Owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Three online resources:

One is Michelle Pacansky Brock's site, Teaching without Walls. She was one of the first teacher at @One's online university for training Distance Ed instructors. It was through her--via another faculty who turned me onto the site--that I learned about VoiceThread. VoiceThread should probably be another online resource, but since I already wrote about it I'll just mention a couple of others.

The Purdue OWL is the database for composition instructors and students learning--and learning and learning to write. This is nothing new to most comp teachers, I will assume, so I'm just gonna leave it at that. Let's just say that with all due respect to Ann Raimes and Joseph Gibaldi, requiring students to buy handbooks on MLA formatting just isn't happening at the college level the way it used to.

Facebook is a big one for me. I follow a lot of teachers, and at least a couple of times a month I'll ask an open-ended teaching question. It's so fun to keep conversations going and use another form of media to do so!


1 comment:

Henry Aronson said...

Just bookmarked the Teaching Without Walls link. I see there's a bunch of resources on VoiceThread, something I've wanted to play with since I read one of your earlier posst. The book efinitely looks worth exploring. Do you plan to read the Emerging Technologies? Perhaps we can read it together . . .