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Meaningful Reading Engagement with Quote Cards

This is a guest post from Noah Geisel. “Quote cards were fun way to be more creative with it and manipulate it instead of just writing it down.” — Cruz, 20. My Digital Media & Learning class is driven by critical thinking and ...

Is Your Feedback Really Effective? – This Google Docs Add-on Will Tell You

Anyone who has ever spent a Sunday afternoon grading essay after essay has at some point wondered, “did anyone listen when I explained homophones?” This usually happened to me around the 27th essay of the day. It’s at about that point...

6 Pro Tips for Limiting Technology Distractions

Press pause on all of those distractions and get your work done faster. Yes, it’s actually possible (but it can be tough). Ready to get to work? Oh wait! Notifications from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest… We use technology to c...

5 Good Places to Find Public Domain Video Clips

There are plenty of places to find public domain images online. But finding public domain video clips isn’t quite as easy as finding public domain images. Part of the reason for that is the cost associated with hosting videos. Should ...

How Are You Getting Assessed?

When I was in high school, I usually lost my course syllabus during the first two weeks of class. Sometimes I just recycled it the minute the first class was dismissed. I didn’t need it. The teacher was going to remind us about upcoming t...

When Writing Fiction Can Help Us Understand Reality

Author Reyna Marder Gentin discusses how writing fiction helped her gain a new perspective on her personal life. It’s an oft-quoted adage: “Write what you know.” So it comes as no surprise that first novels are often largely autobiogr...

Why I Write Poetry: Ravishu Punia

In 2017, I started a “Why I Write Poetry” series of guest posts. I’ve already received so many, and I hope they keep coming in (details on how to contribute below). Today’s “Why I Write Poetry” post comes from Ravishu Punia who ...

Immersive Idea Generation: Going on a Story Field Trip

Ahead of NaNoWriMo and the WD Novel Writing Conference (Oct. 26-28), Grant Faulkner shares a great technique for gathering excellent details for your story: a “story field trip”—an imaginative scavenger hunt to gather details, sensory...

Three Weeks into Third Year

October 13, 2018, by Lucy Three Weeks into Third Year Somehow, I have managed to complete full two weeks of uni *pats myself on the back*. If we were being technical, I actually done three, because you know, Welcome Week and all that *gives...

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Brainstorming and the Concept of a Paragraph

I am having a hard time understanding the concept of a paragraph, specifically, the nature of the unity of a paragraph and the relatedness of ideas to one another in a paragraph, things which I seemed to grasp intuitively when I was younger...

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