Reading together

Perusall logoWe’ll use Perusall to annotate and read together. Link here to Perusall.

Instructions for joining on the Week 1: Getting Situated page.

Writing together

We will our work in Currents to share and respond to ideas. Link Here (log in to Wildcat Mail first)

Instructions for joining on the Week 1: Getting Situated page.

Author: kjaxon

START HERE Welcome to English 332: spring 2021

START HERE Welcome to English 332: spring 2021

photo of Kim JaxonHello everyone!

You’ve found your way to our course website; welcome! I look forward to working together this semester. I can only imagine how many things you’ll be keeping track of with all your classes: I hope to create some routines to support your work in our class. We will work together synchronously on MW, 4:00-5:15; please mark off the time on your spring calendars. We’ll structure our work together in two week “make” cycles. You can find more information on the Make Cycles page.

I’ll send the Zoom link to your Wildcat Mail before Monday’s (Jan 25) class; we’ll use the same link for each class session.

It’s a fascinating time to be thinking about literacy, especially digital literacy. I am here to support your efforts: feel free to reach out with any questions any time. I check email all the time. Cause, you know, I’m home. ;-)

You got this.

Final reminders…

Final reminders…

Hello awesome people,

I have no doubt that you are exhausted from this semester. Giving you a virtual high five or pat on the back. You are so close.

I FINALLY finished giving feedback on your ethnographies moments ago; thank you for the patience. You’ll see comments in blue at the end of your drafts. Your drafts were so much fun to read and you chose such interesting research contexts. For those of you thinking about a career in teaching, this is why you might love your life as an educator…because you will learn more than you’ll ever teach. With these drafts I learned about the literacies of KPop (and watched a BlackPink documentary on Netflix that I might have missed otherwise), Van Life, the identities of Starbucks’ baristas, national women’s soccer, spiritual communities, greek life, chefs, family literacies, gaming, TikTok, counseling support services, and LBGTQ+ communities. It was a pleasure.

As I mentioned on our final Make Cycle 7 page, we’re not going to revise these drafts, but I will ask you to talk about ideas for revision–to imagine what you would do next–in the final survey. Please read my comments in your Google Doc draft first for ideas for revision; hoping it can help you answer that part of the survey.

The final survey is now live (please complete by Wednesday, Dec 16). The survey link is here and on our Make Cycle 7 page.

Finally, your ideas for The Game’s Afoot due tomorrow, Dec 11. So many awesome ideas there already if you need inspiration. The resources will help too and some would only take 5 minutes to watch. 😉 FTW.

In a nutshell or TL;DR:

  • Your ideas/response for The Game’s Afoot due tomorrow, Dec 11 in Currents (25 points)
  • Read my comments on your ethnography draft (in your google doc)
  • The survey link is above and is due by Wednesday, Dec 16 (20 points)
  • Finally, check grades in Blackboard to make sure I’m not missing anything. Dec 16 is a firm deadline for our work since grades are due Dec 23 (very short turnaround for faculty); thank you for all the work you’ve done this semester.

Hang in there!
Kim

Weeks 10 & 11: Looking back and looking ahead

Weeks 10 & 11: Looking back and looking ahead

Hi everyone,

Make 5 is ready to go: link here. We’re both reflecting on this semester’s literacies and looking ahead to your research project over the next two weeks. Make sure you watch the video explanation at the top of the page. It’s 5 minutes of your time. 😉

Make 4 is looking good; thank you all for the beautiful work you’re doing.

Happy windy Sunday. Hope you’re hanging in there.
Kim

Weeks 8 & 9: Literacies as Multilingual

Weeks 8 & 9: Literacies as Multilingual

Hi everyone,

Your interviews inspired me to swap some things around for this Make Cycle: Make Cycle 4 is now live.

To kick off the discovery this week, we’ll check out these engaging videos that explore language use and celebrate language diversity. Then, we’ll find our own examples and explain why we chose them.

Appreciate y’all!

Ebonics 101

3 Ways to Speak English

Like Totally Whatever

Link to My Name