Welcome to Week 15: Can It Be Time for the End-of-Semester Checklist?

20 04 2011

I wonder if anyone else finds himself or herself thinking back to our conversation with Melina and reflecting on something she said? I’m sure I’ll watch the archive again soon. She was, as Karen has written, “so open and responsive and honest.” Melina gave us so much to think about and many are making connections to teaching writing or to their own writing.

Still smiling over Evanjalin's grand exit . . .

Remember that you’ll find this archive as all others from the semester at Live Classes Archived . . .

Author Alert: Monday, May 16 @ 7 pm Sarah Dessen at Quail Ridge Books. Sarah has a new book, What Happened to Goodbye. Sarah is one of the Eva Perry teens’ favorite authors. She lives in Chapel Hill and teaches at UNC. One of the most personable and fun authors in person!

End-of-the-Semester Checklist

____1. Complete Your ALP

ALP multimedia reports are due on Monday, May 2, by 8 am ET.

Remember that these must be videos or audio slide shows so they can be uploaded to You Tube and serve as exemplars for future classes.

Here are the specs for the completion of the ALP with a few updates:

4. Produce a 5-minute or less video or audio slide show that shares the story of your implementation and your evaluation of the project. Be sure to include feedback from studens and work samples when relevant.
5. Upload your video report to YouTube and post to your blog by the due date (Monday, May 2, 8 am ET). Promote and curate by adding to our Diigo Group and tweeting it. Note that you can tweet from Diigo for convenience. If you haven’t added your blog url to the ALP Directory, please do so.
6. Prepare a 3-minute introduction to your video to present in our inworld conference in Second Life.
7. Reflect and self-assess in your blog or your RAP (your choice).

Do be sure to review the rubric carefully.

____2. Complete Your Post-FOKI

Directions: The process works best if you copy your Pre-FOKI, paste it into a blog post, and then read through and add comments throughout the goals section to explain your perceived success in attaining your goals. Bracket or better yet, use a different text color for these comments. Post to your blog by May 3, 11:59 pm ET.

____3. CLASSEVAL
I’ve added questions specific to our class so I can get some feedback on important class components like our collaboration with the Eva Perry Book Club, our use of Second Life, etc. I’d really appreciate hearing your opinions. Please complete ClassEval by May 4, 8 am.

Heads Up! No class on Monday, April 25th! I’m available though if you have questions and would like to meet in the Bookhenge.

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