A former colleague asked me to respond to this short opinion piece about finding appropriate replacements / enhancements for the 5 paragraph essay. The article recommends blogs, multigenre research papers, infographics, debates, and satire / parody. What else might we recommend? How does an answer to this request and this essay have to be framed?
WordPress: Katelyn Ostby. Katelyn gave me permission to share her site a few years ago so I continue to use it has an example of a nicely organized portfolio. Her reflections on revision, and links to scanned first drafts, is an attention to detail that I really appreciated.
Google Site: Callie Bowen. I haven’t said anything about Google Sites before now, but as I was looking for examples, I was reminded of this portfolio. Callie used it two years ago because she knew that her future students in many school districts would have easy access to Google Sites.
Wix: Haily Colbrunn. Hailey used her Wix portfolio for multiple courses, and generally she handled navigation in Wix pretty effectively.
Weebly: Doug Kostecki. I noticed while looking for an example that Weebly users have had trouble with navigation bars, except Doug. His is among the best navigation bars in the history of 458. : )
WordPress again: Abbey Leier’s model from 2013 has some unique features I will let you explore.
Love Letters | Community Literacy of Ontario.
Cool literacy “narrative” concept: a love letter to literacy. The organization is asking for letters, stories, poems, pictures, videos, or what ever format the creator wants to use.
Should We Kill the Essay? Is It Dead Already? | A Wee Blether.
A 400-word blog post (don’t call it an essay) from Adam Copeland, Concordia faculty member, NDSU doctoral candidate in English.
digitalwritingworkshop – Crafting_Digital_Writing.
I’m thinking about using Troy Hick’s Digital Writing Workshop, and saw his tweet about “Crafting Digital Writing,” his newest book. One way or another, I think Hicks will play and important role in the 2013 version of Advanced Writing Workshop.
transnational literate lives in digital times: about.
More literacy narratives, with a global perspective.