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Karita dos Santos
The Bedford Bibliography of Research in Online Writing Instruction contains over 370 annotations representing research and publications in online writing instruction (OWI).   OWI for this context is defined as “using computer technology to learn writing from a teacher, tutor, or other students and by using it to communicate about that writing,…
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Jack Solomon
As American popular culture gets more and more entangled in the political divisions that are rending our country, it may appear to be increasingly difficult to teach cultural analysis without risking painful classroom conflict. Take the current controversy over Nike's Colin Kaepernick campaign: it simply begs for semiotic attention, but how can it… (Show more)
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Ed Becker
Heard this on MTP on MSNBC last night.   A panda bear walks into a bar and orders a sandwich. The waiter brings him the sandwich. The panda bear eats it, pulls out a pistol, kills the waiter, and gets up and starts to walk out. The bartender yells for him to stop. The panda bear asks, “What do you want?” The bartender replies, “First you come in… (Show more)
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Dylan Rice
My Late Nite Labs PIN Code says it does not match the instructors course. PIN is right based on what the instructor gave me
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Melanie McFadyen
  How to Read Your Textbooks   Type: Television clip Topic(s): Speaking up in class, participating in class, listening critically Search Terms: teaching Dwight active listening Video Title: The Office Season 9 Episode 7; Teaching Dwight active listening Time (of video): 1:20 Posted by: Kevin Taylor Date Posted: November 1, 2013   Video…
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Melanie McFadyen
Objective: To examine the role of vocalics in shaping meanings.   Directions: Working in pairs or small groups, have students take turns saying the messages below out loud as they attempt to convey one of the five attitudes of their choosing. Group members should try to interpret the attitude being conveyed. Debrief the students along the…
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Andrea A. Lunsford
  I was struck a week or so ago when I read Benjamin Hoffman and Tayla Minsberg’s article, “The Deafening Silence of Colin Kaepernick” in The New York Times. My interest was heightened because I had recently re-read some of Cheryl Glenn’s important work on silence, and especially on the difference between silence, which can be powerfully… (Show more)
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Ann Charters
Ann Charters is the author of The Story and Its Writer.   I’ve been a Kerouac fan since 1958, when I read his just-published novel The Dharma Bums.  In the 1950s, the overwhelming majority of Beat Generation authors were men who rarely wrote about women as independent, equally talented individuals or even as equal partners.  Ironically, in the… (Show more)
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