Entries from February 2008

DMCA: A vague, out of date Act

Date February 29, 2008

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law that criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control, even when there is no infringement of copyright itself. It also supposedly heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the internet. It’s been in affect for a decade now, but outside of IT I […]


Date February 29, 2008

50+ ways to tell a Web 2.0 story

Date February 28, 2008

Earlier today I had a meeting at MCC about a multimodal English 101 course I am developing, and we’re building this course specifically in Web 2.0. This is a Freshman Composition course… not necessarily a writing course. It doesn’t say it’s a writing course, and even though we will write in the class, it’s more […]

Mock Trials

Date February 27, 2008

I don’t know what to expect, but I think I wanted the Mock Trials from Monday to be better. I know we truncated their preparation time, but every year the kids lead the witnesses, and every year there are people who seem to have done nothing for the trial. Some groups did pretty well, and […]

Another Comic

Date February 19, 2008

Teacher 2.0 & Student 2.0 communication in the 21st Century

Date February 17, 2008

I have a new post over here on online communication in the 21st century. Check it out.

miniLegends, mini-me

Date February 17, 2008

I ordered a mini-me today! Ok, not really, but it’s sort of funny. Alan twittered about miniblogger mentoring, and then Coop sent it along to our group. Even though my phone is relatively nice, there are some sites I just don’t open until I get on my computer (Reason 33,469 to own an iPhone!).  So […]

Del.icio.us tutorial

Date February 16, 2008

This rocks. This woman did the work for me, and she did it almost a year ago. Where’ve you been all my life? Liz B Davis made this Del.icio.us tutorial, and I require most of my classes to use this site. I would say less than half the students stick with it, but it’s definitely […]


Date February 16, 2008

Ever since I’ve hit this whole teaching online thing so hard, I always searched for an easy to use ScreenCast program where I could do simple, yet clear video tutorials that I could post quickly. I thought maybe I could do this through QuickTime Pro, but that program’s been useful elsewhere, and then I tried […]

Time is limited

Date February 15, 2008

Today the students had to write an AP Prompt, and Mrs Crabtree said that her only real requirement was that it was argumentative. Some of the students are weaker when it comes to choosing a side of a written argument and sticking to it, so I agreed. I found a nice one by Postman where […]