And sometimes you have to be willing to Godzilla the city to the ground.

Over the past 18 months or so I’ve methodically worked up to my new LEGO FSEM. I started with just the idea and then went forward with everything I’ve mentioned in the “building a syllabus” series: figuring out topics, researching literature, developing assignments… The added wrinkle this time around was making sure I had the …

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Easy iOS storage

A few weeks ago I wrote about a gadget that just didn’t cut it for me, the livescribe pen. Well in case you think I just hate all new toys, here’s a counter example.  In contrast to the high hopes I had for the livescribe pen to change – or at least supplement – my …

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Readings that’ll get read

I haven’t really talked about readings yet in this series on syllabus development, and that is no accident. It’s too easy to overfill a course, or base a course around readings instead of the other way around. If you’re an English prof, it may make sense to have book(s) at the heart of what you …

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It’s not you, it’s me.

  I’ve established before that I am an unapologetic early-adopter-fan-girl-nerd. I love new technotoys. Over the past few weeks, I’ve tested a couple, with surprising (for me) outcomes. Here’s my review of the first. I’ve been seeing the livescribe pen in class pretty regularly for at least a year now. When I saw it, I …

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