Recovered Writing, PhD in English, Teaching College Writing, Assignment Design: Team-Based Competitive Blogging with Portfolio Integration, July 1, 2008

This is the fifty-second post in a series that I call, “Recovered Writing.” I am going through my personal archive of undergraduate and graduate school writing, recovering those essays I consider interesting but that I am unlikely to revise for traditional publication, and posting those essays as-is on my blog in the hope of engagingContinue reading “Recovered Writing, PhD in English, Teaching College Writing, Assignment Design: Team-Based Competitive Blogging with Portfolio Integration, July 1, 2008”

Fellow Kent State English Department Bloggers

This semester, I led two workshops on Blogging in the Classroom and Blogging in the Profession. Two of the workshop attendees, who also happen to be my friends at Kent State, forwarded me their blogs to share here: Courtney Werner’s Land of Nod and Twitter @lilithladiosa2k Lindsay B Steiner’s Twitter @lbsteiner Courntey and Lindsay write aboutContinue reading “Fellow Kent State English Department Bloggers”

Second Blogging in the Classroom and Profession Workshop Success

This afternoon, I facilitated a second “Blogging in the Classroom and Profession” Workshop as part of my work in the Kent State English Department’s Office of Digital Composition. Unlike my previous workshop, I switched the content around to talk about professional blogging first and classroom blogging second, because I wanted to accommodate the schedules ofContinue reading “Second Blogging in the Classroom and Profession Workshop Success”

Blogging Workshop Wrap-up

The folks who showed up to the Blogging in the Classroom and Profession Workshop and I had a good conversation, but I hope to gather a larger audience at the next workshop, particularly of new graduate assistances in the department. I had planned the events around the time when no graduate students were taking class–itContinue reading “Blogging Workshop Wrap-up”

Digital Composition Workshops Begin Next Wednesday, Oct 12

The first Kent State English department digital composition workshop for Fall 2011 will be held next Wednesday, October 12 from 1:00-2:00pm in Satterfield Hall 104. I will lead a discussion on “Blogging in the Classroom and Profession.” Bring your questions and your blogs. I hope to see my fellow Kent Staters there!  

Check Out Mind Hacks Blog for Your Regular Fix of Neuroscience and Brain Stuff

Mind Hacks is one of my favorite brain and neuroscience blogs. Here are some recent links to things that I found interesting on their site. The cool thing for me about reading blogs like Mind Hacks is that, as you see in second and third summaries below, they helped me generate new connections related toContinue reading “Check Out Mind Hacks Blog for Your Regular Fix of Neuroscience and Brain Stuff”

I Post Daily, and I Am Proud

Over at the WordPress.com, The Daily Post blog offers responses from other #postaday2011 participants here: Post a Day Participants Have Much to be Proud of. I think committing to a post a day has been a positive choice on my part. I have been writing more on my blog, and I have been writing a greaterContinue reading “I Post Daily, and I Am Proud”

Connecting Your WordPress Blog to Flickr for Easy Photo Blogging

As you may have noticed with my recent Flickr test post and short article about Jabba’s Throne, I have linked my WordPress Blog at dynamicsubspace.net to my Flickr account. Instructions for doing so can be found here. I wish that I had known that this was possible a long time ago, because it certainly simplifiesContinue reading “Connecting Your WordPress Blog to Flickr for Easy Photo Blogging”

Blogging, Philip K. Dick, Percy Shelley, and Belief Systems

This is the third and final post of a three part series that explores some issues and ideas proposed to me by Mack Hassler as part of the independent study that he’s conducting for me on the works of Philip K. Dick. What would Philip K. Dick do with a blog? How might he haveContinue reading “Blogging, Philip K. Dick, Percy Shelley, and Belief Systems”