PDFs on the iPad. Annotations. Marginalia. Highlights. (A workflow tour)

Here’s a video in three sections. In the first, I explain why I like PDFs on the iPad so much and introduce my workflow. In the second part, I explain how Dropbox keeps files sync’d across multiple computers, including the iPad, and how the iPad fits into that work flow. In the third part, I walk through the interface for Dropbox and iAnnotate on the iPad to demonstrate how easy…

August 8, 2010
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Engaging Student Commenting Practices in the Classroom: All Paper or Digital, Too?

My good friend, Matt Dowell, wrote a long, thoughtful comment on one of my posts from last week: “Reading, Writing, Marking, & Difficulty: Re-Reading Salvatori in Light of Digital Writing Practices.” I wanted to take some time and give his comment to attendant response it deserves. I posted it as a comment in the original post, but I thought it might warrant an entry all it’s own. I’ve changed the…

February 20, 2010
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Engaging Student Commenting Practices in the Classroom: All Paper or Digital, Too?

My good friend, Matt Dowell, wrote a long, thoughtful comment on one of my posts from last week: “Reading, Writing, Marking, & Difficulty: Re-Reading Salvatori in Light of Digital Writing Practices.” I wanted to take some time and give his comment to attendant response it deserves. I posted it as a comment in the original post, but I thought it might warrant an entry all it’s own. I’ve changed the…

February 20, 2010
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Reading, Writing, Marking, & Difficulty: Re-Reading Salvatori in Light of Digital Writing Practices

At tomorrow’s pedagogy workshop here on campus (2.17.10), we’ll be reading and discussing Mariolina Salvatori’s College English article “Conversations with Texts: Reading in the Teaching of Composition” (1996). While acknowledging that I’m oversimplifying, I want to mention four important points in the article, and think through them (now, 14 years later) in terms of pedagogy inflected by digital writing tools. Salvatori herself describes the project of her article as “an…

February 16, 2010
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Reading, Writing, Marking, & Difficulty: Re-Reading Salvatori in Light of Digital Writing Practices

At tomorrow’s pedagogy workshop here on campus (2.17.10), we’ll be reading and discussing Mariolina Salvatori’s College English article “Conversations with Texts: Reading in the Teaching of Composition” (1996). While acknowledging that I’m oversimplifying, I want to mention four important points in the article, and think through them (now, 14 years later) in terms of pedagogy inflected by digital writing tools. Salvatori herself describes the project of her article as “an…

February 16, 2010
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