Featured Student Work

Students have created some stunning projects for our Reading Literature for Future Teachers class. Recently, they chose a young adult/children’s book author to study and then created multimodal projects representing the texts. Here are a few of my favorites: Morgan Minor filmed her dance group’s representation of being silenced, a powerful idea from the book…


CCCC Presentation March 2014

Composition in Scientific Inquiry: SeuratSpots, DiscoBalls, and the Making of Meaning in Science. Here’s a link to the slides from our presentation in Indianapolis, IN at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC):


Back to School: The Podcast (Season 2)

Pat Berry and I dusted off the microphones and started our Season 2 podcast of Back to School. In the first episode we discuss alternatives to the Learning Management System, which we see as a platform that simply replicates bad pedagogies. We also discuss the move at the University of Mary Washington to support students…


Ignite & Maker Night at Chico State

Peter Kittle and I combined classes for a student produced Maker & Ignite Talk night. Here’s a brief video Peter created about our event:    And here’s a visual summary of a fabulous evening:  Ignite Talk videos will be up soon!


Fall 2013: Let the wild rumpus start

Always excited and anxious at the beginning of a new semester. Enjoyed meeting students yesterday in Literacy Studies and Academic Writing, and turning to research in the Scientific Inquiry course.  Living the dream… Here are some resources I’m finding particularly interesting as we begin the new semester: Mark Sample’s Introduction to Digital Studies course site…