Monthly Archives: November 2013

How can Twitter help community college faculty?

I’ve been using Twitter for several years as @slagoski23 and I have more recently started tweeting for KCELT @KCELTkirkwood (somebody else already had the @kcelt handle).  As a student, researcher, and teacher, I have found Twitter to be extraordinarily helpful for information, inspiration, and communication.  And once I started getting the hang of interacting on… [Read the Full Story]

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Sharing Ideas on Incorporating Visual Rhetoric into Composition Instruction

This is the 2012-13 Mentor-Mentee Project developed by Darek Benesh, assistant professor of English. Instruction and Goals Tom Ernster and I are both interested in the concept of visual rhetoric, and we both include visual rhetoric units in our classes.  Tom has a unit in his Comp I classes in which students design a visual… [Read the Full Story]

Posted in 2012-13, Course Development, Digital & Information Literacy | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Talking Politics in the Classroom

This blog entry was written by Willie Barbour, Professional Development Fellow and faculty in the English department. In the Oct 11th Chronicle of High Education article “How to Respond to Govt. Shutdown? Talk About It, Says Higher-Education Lobby” by Eric Kelderman the role of faculty in classroom discussions about the shutdown of the government was… [Read the Full Story]

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Devising a Tutorial Packet for Using Livescribe Technology

This is the 2012-13 Mentor-Mentee Project developed by Juanita Limas, Math/Science Faculty. Introduction  The Livescribe pen technology has been rapidly evolving.  According to the Livescribe website (, there are two pens that are available for purchase: the Echo smartpen and the Sky wifi smartpen.  Both of these pens employ technology that enable the user to… [Read the Full Story]

Posted in 2012-13, Creativity & Innovation, Technology | Tagged , , | 2 Comments