Entries from February 2009

This IS Student 2.0

Date February 27, 2009

Student Grade Expectations aren’t on Par with Teacher Realities

Date February 26, 2009

On February 18, 2008 Max Rooselvelt published an article on student grading in The New York Times. This article titled Student Expectations Seen as causing Grade Disputes explores the expectation of instructors versus those of students. For example, one-third of students in a recent survey at the University of California, Irvine, expected to receive B’s […]

Flickr & finding “safe” Creative Commons images

Date February 25, 2009

As part of my work with MaricopaTech, I recently blogged on Flickr and included a video I made of how to search Flickr for Creative Commons license images. Check out my post here.


Date February 24, 2009

I’ve always been under the impression that students appreciated getting due dates well in advance so they can plan ahead. I know parents appreciate deadlines way in advance. About six weeks ago now we gave an assignment to make a WIKI for class. I think my biggest mistake was not making stuff due all along. […]

Google Labeler

Date February 13, 2009

My colleague, Shelley, and I were presenting on Embracing Chaos this weekend at the regional Lang & Lit conference, and I came across the Google Image Labeler. Simply put, this is an online Google “game” that pits you against another googler in a labeling game. Images pop up and you label these images as quickly […]

You too can be a Yearbook photographer!

Date February 11, 2009

In 1989 I was a Yearbook staff member and met some phenomenal people, like Jackie Sullivan. She was a tall, thin wisp of a woman who worked in the Children’s Museum on the Northside of Pittsburgh. We lost touch when she graduated but a decade later I was the yearbook advisor in Mt Lebanon High […]