Entries Categorized as 'rhetoric'

Willis Junior High School: Blended Learning comes to the Chandler Unified School District

Date November 6, 2011

My current teaching contract commenced in 2004 and soon afterward social media, for me, sky rocketed. A short time later, most of my communicative life moved into what very few people at the time knew as “the cloud”. Facebook was still locked to the universities and Yahoo! was still a huge stock option for many […]

Teachers are responsible for the recession

Date March 6, 2011

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Viva la Revolucion es Educacion

Date January 23, 2011

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Socialnomics and social media in education

Date January 14, 2010

Consider the information in the video above. What is the purpose behind the video? If we define the video in terms of the rhetorical situation, there’s certain analysis that is evident albeit if I then explain to you that it’s an advertisement for a paper book, how does that change your consideration for the above […]

Does texting make our kids dumb?

Date August 31, 2009

The fear within our schools as we begin another year is that technology is making our students dumber, but a recent Wired article by Clive Thompson reports findings from Adrea Lunsford out of Stanford University’s Stanford Writing Center has done a massive study that suggests today’s 21st century college student has actually become stronger writers […]

Colbert does Shakespeare

Date October 14, 2008

Political standings aside, here’s a great comparison of Obama and McCain from Stephen Colbert using Greenblatt’s Will in the World, which is a very accessible nonfiction novel about Shakespeare. Colbert and his counterpart Jon Stewart are master rhetoricians. What can you find in this short video?

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 […]

iPhone for school

Date February 12, 2008

We always make the kids put away phones, ipods, etc… but should we? Today in school the kids were studying for the rhetorical schemes quiz, and most had printed pages from Google docs where we had the definitions saved, and some had nothing, but this one kid was sitting in the back of the room […]