Why (Not) Blog? A Teaching/Demonstration
As I mentioned in a previous post or two, I’m on the leadership team for the National Writing Project in Vermont’s Invitational Summer Institute. As part of the Institute, everyone is required to present a demonstration of a teaching practice they find particularly useful.
It probably won’t surprise any of you to read that mine is on blogging in and for the classes you teach. Here are the notes and links for that demonstration, which I will be presenting on Monday morning.
A few examples of Joseph Cornell’s work:
“Taglioni’s Jewell Casket”
“Soap Bubble Set”
As you can see, and as Sirc makes central to his argument, there is logic and coherence to his works, but that logic and coherence isn’t at all like a traditional essay or argument. It’s more associative, more like a collage.
Here are the blogs that the Institute Fellows have created. Click on the link to the blog directly beneath yours and post a thoughtful, encouraging comment on it.
(Coming soon. This feature experienced some… technical difficulties during the demo. So, please stand by. Won’t you?)
Examples of Blogging In and Out of the Classroom:
- My personal blog, Digital Digressions: (http://reparent.blog.uvm.edu)
- Digital Composing course blog: (http://reparent.blog.uvm.edu/095/) and a few notable student blogs from that course:
- Composing Digital Narratives course blog: (http://www.uvm.edu/~reparent/114/) and student responses to direct prompts from that class: