Welcome to Teaching-Blog Carnival #22 which visits blogs about literature, writing, reading, tech tools, Second Life, and using the net and phone to both connect our students to the learning as well as connecting with them.
One of my colleagues recently asked me to talk about what it is a person does at the carnival site.
As a host, MoCoZone checked tags for teaching, teaching-carnival, teaching-blog carnival. Apologies to those who were tagged but not seen!
After doing so, the host wrote up her observations and embedded the links to the blogs posts, which will take the visitor to the original source behind the commentary.
Revision-Spiral wrote and simply told me to "have fun with it." Though I wasn't quite sure about how to go about it beyond what I described here, I really did enjoy it.
Mocozone's podcast guest Dr. Liz Kleinfeld gave two short interviews about hosting a teaching-blog carnival and a teaching-blog carnival as an assignment at Episodes #4 and #7.
At the Carnival & Exploring the Potential for....
The Long 18th is teaching students to deduce history from the novels in her course. Her exercise to teach students involves comparing different relationships in literature across time, contrasting empirical evidence with non-empirical in a given period. It's a form of using a graphic mapping diagram to help learners see contrasts between different periods of time.
Yellow Dog has dumped "The Textbook" and others agree by offering their variations on that theme.
The Golden Swamp says paper texts are passe because of content creation and retrieval technologies that "screenagers" carry with them.
The Long 18th offers some women's history month sources.
M2H Blogging writes enthusiastically about a day with student writers in their wikis and their thoughts about writing as they learn to use the wiki tool.
Revision Spiral is recording comments to student papers and feels she more authentically provides feedback and that students are listening.
Cycling Through Ed Tech makes a case for using Web 2.0 tools to increase "student engagement."
Digital Thinking and Doing
Silver in San Francisco explains a research and writing assignment involving a visit to the campus library to document exhibits and complete interviews in the campus library for posts on the class blog.
Silver included an Ira Glass video from NPR talking about how to "get good" at storytelling.
Not all the avatars could get into New Media Consortium Storytelling Event.
If you are interested, New Media Consortium allow educators to take educational field trips in Second Life.
Intellagirl teaches comp in Second Life where students explore identity and integration at several levels which is addressed in a Second Life Podcast.
Not your usual tour of the Hebrides, RADEd is a traveler exploring education sites in SLsites at SLED Project with his colleague Ize Messmer.
Breaks, No Breaks
Cycling Through Ed Tech works on book and presentation projects over spring break.
Not of General Interest reinforces the notion of continued hard work on behalf of the career.
Various Observations on Writing wrestles with the news of a former student's fight with leukemia and calls her.
Steve McCarty, EFL instructor in Japan, invites colleagues to join a discussion group on the use of video in higher ed.
Mocozone podcast explains how guest discussants can be interviewed or brought in for class visits with some help from technology.