Ira Glass talks about stories. He ought to know. His radio program, This American Life, has been a staple of listeners for years. I used to use the appallingly funny “Fiasco” in drama classes for years just before any production. I was always surprised at how hard it was for most of my students to listen for more than a few minutes at a time, but I am certain none of your students have that problem. .
For those of you looking for audio resources in literature, try here for the growing list of audio
material available online. Perhaps you can even get your students to add to it.
Scriptovia.com is an online community for students to collaborate and receive feedback on their academic work. This includes essays, notes, lab reports, presentations,
and everything else students create to advance their knowledge.
Might this be useful to our freshman comp teachers at some point in the writing process?
You could do no better than to look here for an introduction to the bewildering variety of powerful tools in this toolbox of a website. Take your time and ease into these. Most of them are free and worth exploring. It is not the tool, but the user.
Campus Messaging System Upgrades Continue Apace
Colleges and universities around the country are continuing to rapidly adopt or upgrade their electronic and wireless messaging systems for campus emergency alerts in the wake of the Virginia Tech mass murder.
I wonder where Western is on this. Anybody know?
This is an amazing piece of software. With this tool you can storyboard, draft, and store online almost any piece of writing, but especially screenwriting. I like it because I think it might be adaptable to collaborative writing of any kind. Plus, it could be used for a semester long project like an I-Search as well as service learning. Talk about engaging students. Let them engage each other using Celtx.