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@medeathewriter Very ?? intentionally hospitable communities like @microdotblog do not display false counts of credibility cast on counters of questionable content that seeks algorithmic upheavel to engage and weasel designed to enrage

Greg McVerry

Developing our Shared criteria for blogging in #edu106 #netnarr

This week we began clas by first examining patterns we found in our first three weeks of blog posts: You folks were highly critical of each

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This week we began clas by first examining patterns we found in our first three weeks of blog posts:

You folks were highly critical of each other and yourself! Please understand that when these patterns emerge it is not the fault of the students but of the instructor not laying out clear expectiations.


Next I role played with you showing two different ways of delivering feedback. I could say, "You folks are giving me single parapgraphs like a 6th grader...."


....or I could base my feedback on growth and say, "While you took a postion your writing would be improved with greater organization and eloboration. You can begin by trying to organize your writing in mutltiple paragraphs. As an elaboration technioque make sure to use evidence from the readings."

Which approach do you think research supports in helping students grow as learners and writers?

Next in small groups you did a turn and talk and as a table developed a list of criteria for good blogging. We then combined this list as a class

list of topics suggested by students

So here are the final criteria

  • Strong organization as evidenced by a central idea, concept, or argument supported by multiple paragraphs, each organized around a central idea. Use of signal worrds and headings.
  • Analysis of the readings that uses evidence from the text, combined with personal observations to support your position.
  • Voice and Expressions emerge over time to create a clear style for the writer
  • Affordances of Multimedia used such as images, links, and movies to enhance your message.

I left the word length requirement off. The 250 words is a suggestion. The correct answer is the exact number you need. Not one more. Not one less.

Greg McVerry

Hey and here is a copy of my unselfie project:

Greg McVerry

Hey check this out: Came across it after listening to @PaceSmith give a keynote @IndieWebCamp Austin

Greg McVerry

Greg McVerry

@jgmac1106 Hey Here is the @glitch project for making the CSS slider poem:

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Here is my poem on and if you want to make your own here is project on @glitch directions are in the readme file

Greg McVerry

Hey and after unselfie project how about setting up your own personal boundaries for social media h/t @t for sharing the img (btw don't take screenshots of text...not everyone can read them)

Greg McVerry

Three Body Problem a #poetryport poem for the theme memory #edu106 #netnarr

On a
to hide the
   kind release
of cruel
seeking stasis
at the legrange
point of
     my soul
as scabs of
time fester
a three body
problem of

Greg McVerry

Here are directions and a @glitch project you can remix if anyone wants to try and write a crossfade poem


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