Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Theme of the Day . . .

Well, I haven't even thought of English for the past few days as I've been serving on a jury. It was NOT fun, and there's no way to spin that. It was, however, a great chance to see logos, ethos, and pathos in action in the real world.

In other news, I ran across a fantastic Prezi by Nicole Kronzer over at the EC Ning. This one is on teaching students to create themes:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

At Last!!!

So, I mentioned in a previous post that I had submitted an article for publication. At the time, the editors indicated that they would be getting back in touch with me mid-August. Not so. I finally got an email back today saying that they were recommending my article for inclusion in the Utah English Journal, but they would like me to make a few changes to it. I am pretty excited about it, but it's going to be a bit of work to do the editing, as I only have five days to do it. (I get the feeling that somebody somewhere procrastinated a bit.)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Animoto-My First Try

The EC Ning has been buzzing about Animoto in the last few weeks. Many teachers used the free online video creator to make "trailers" about their class for the first day of school. I didn't get my Animoto teacher membership in time to create one for the first day of school, but I did make one for Back to School Night. Here is the sneak peek the parents got of our upcoming semester:

A word of warning: Animoto is addicting.