The Saturday I’d been waiting for had finally arrived—The St. Thomas Second Saturday Barn Sale. I first heard about the sale on booksalefinder.com. Even though St. Thomas is only a 7-minute drive from my house, I’d never heard of their famous “barn sales.” But after… Read More
Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting at the PA Writing & Literature Project (PAWLP) Summer Institute on using visual tools in multigenre composition. One of the visual tools that I discussed was the use of infographics. Then in my Twitter feed this past… Read More
Yesterday afternoon while I skimmed and scanned my inbox, I came across Lena Dunham’s latest piece for The New Yorker—”The Bride in Her Head“—a wonderful essay in which she examines her changing attitude toward marriage, reflecting on her own personal life particularly in the context of the Supreme Court’s… Read More
I’m currently working on a presentation I’m giving for a digital writing course and reflecting on my experience at the ISTE conference, which I attended last week. It was the first time I’d ever attended an ISTE conference. As with most conferences, I came away… Read More
I first heard about Thinglink from my teacher/writing project friend Jen Ward, and I finally decided to try it out myself this summer. So to practice, I used a picture of my classroom I had taken earlier this year and made it “touchable” (I think… Read More
Like most teachers (and students, I’m sure), by the time 4th marking period rolls around, I’m already dreaming of all the things I’m going to do once the summer begins. Finally, I say to myself, now I have the time to do everything I’ve been… Read More
Presented at the Summer Invitational Writing Institute at the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project, West Chester University. July 2015.