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Posts from — August 2006

More on teaching and blogging

This article on “E-learning 2.0” is a great follow-up to my post in July about using blogs in the classroom.

August 9, 2006   No Comments

The 2.13 million dollar comma

Caught a link to this great story earlier today at scribblingwoman, one of my favourite blogs. It’s the perfect ammunition for the next time a student suggests that I take comma placement too seriously. Ha! Okay, maybe I am a bit of a grammar and punctuation nut….

August 9, 2006   1 Comment

Links roundup for August 5th

As some of you may know, podcasting is, I hope, about to take a big leap forward at UVM. We’ve been approved to join the iTunes U program and my courses this fall will be part of our official test of the system. I just need to get the University to sign off on the whole thing which hopefully should not be too difficult.

So, tonight I started out at Cole Camplese’s blog checking out his posting on the new Belkin TuneTalk microphone for the iPod. I’ve been waiting for months for a recording solution for the latest generation of iPods, so nice to see that finally on its way. Cole’s blogroll led me to an interesting blog I’ve not yet seen before called Podagogy. Lots of interesting stuff on that site, but I was especially glad to discover the NCQ podcast and a great site called Geek’s Guide to Teaching. All of these sites are places where I expect I’ll be spending more time soon…

August 6, 2006   No Comments

While you’re waiting for my return….

I’m currently overwhelmed with the piles of work I neglected while helping to run the NWP Summer Institute here, so won’t be blogging for a few more days. In the meantime, I highly recommend Heidi’s scholarly treatise on the origins of Mah Na Mah Na. And, once you’re done there, you absolutely have to watch this video by OK Go (also sent to me by H). This has to be one of the most fun videos I’ve seen in a long time. YouTube is brilliant, isn’t it?

August 4, 2006   1 Comment