Thursday, November 29, 2012

Class notes: Nov. 28 classwork, group work, & homework

Yesterday was a big day in Writing IV, as those of you who attended will recall. Yet, as I have learned to expect, it was also a day on which there were technical challenges, not the least of which (for me, at least) was display of class notes on laboratory monitors.

The screenshot below, an enhanced version of my class notes, more or less reflects board work and general instructions from class yesterday. Square brackets enclose enhancements in this retrospective, or responses to questions in one section of the class or another.

Screenshot of enhanced Nov. 28 class notes, 2012.11.29

Essay prep. posts, as well as previewing, actual viewing, or reviewing of the movies that teams choose, are essential components of the homework assignment for this week.

Please click on the graphic above to get a closer look, or zoom in on it in your browsers. Then, if you have any questions or concern about the classwork, group work, or homework in that outline; please spell them out in comments on this post before the end of November.

Last but not least, I'd like to ask you again to share what you learn from posts on the Writing Studio Blog with your classmates and peers. Thank you in advance for your continuing cooperation.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

A Timely Video from One of Larry's Bests Posts

Today is World Toilet Day!

The video below is one that I've just found in Larry Frelazzo's post: The Best Resources For Learning About World Toilet Day & The Issue Of Public Sanitation In The Third World. Watch and learn!


World Toilet Day 2012 - Official Animation Video

If that interests you, there are plenty of other resources you can check out in Larry's post.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Writing Studio Bulletin: WSB 2-01 (Fall 2012) - PEs

This quick post is to advise everyone of general reminders that I've posted in Portfolio Elements workbooks (PEs) today:


2_1_Essays, Col. B
  • Please use title case for titles, both here and on your blog.
2_2_BRsCol. B
  • Please include BR numbers, both here and on your blog.
  • Please use title case for titles, both here and on your blog.



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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Comments from Proto-Portfolio entries

The table below includes a number of comments that I've left on recent Proto-Portfolio entries for the month of October. I'm sharing them here, so everyone will be able to learn from them right away, before November Proto-Portfolio entries are due (Dec. 1).

Rows
Comments
2-16
Japanese numerals don't work in spreadsheet formulas.
9
Please show and tell me in class on Nov. 7 what you have counted as essays in Oct. Thanks.
10
Please count slides as ¶¶ for Essay 2-01a, and encourage your classmates and peers to do the same. Thanks!
10
Please show and tell me in class on Nov. 7 what you have counted as ¶¶ in essays in Oct. Thanks.
11
Your presentation (Essay 2-01a) includes  graphics, doesn't it?
13
Please show and tell me in class on Nov. 7 what you have counted as (a) post(s) with media in Oct. Thanks.
15
Please show and tell me in class on Nov. 7 what you have counted as (a) post(s) with original video in Oct. Thanks.

Please note that entries in rows 11 through 15 of your Proto-Portfolios should match up perfectly with labels you add to posts that you make each month:

  • Row 11: graphics,
  • Row 12: links,
  • Row 13: media (for embedded presentations, as well as audio and video),
  • Row 14: media, original audio, &
  • Row 15: media, original video.
If you create new labels for posts that include original audio and original video productions, and apply suitable labels to each post that you make from now on, searching through links in the Labels clouds in your sidebars will make it easy for you to count posts for future Proto-Portfolio entries.

For more info. about labels and kinds of posts to use them on, please review the list and explanations on the Labels and Links page.


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