Sunday, November 27, 2005

links and quotes...

from the conference. Both presentations went well, I thought...Jessica went first....

Jessica's weblog:
Moon's: (she posted an entry after she returned home)

"I evaluate writing in different ways, since I teach different classes in a multi-level program. For instance, I'm teaching both an accuracy-focused grammar and writing class and a fluency and cultural competence class to different students...For the grammar-based class, I have an analytic rubric that I create for each assignment, and I give grammatical accuracy greater weight. The students in this class don't post to their weblog (or, don't HAVE to) until the final draft..." -Jessica

"Blogs have more immediacy than e-mails, don't they...student and teacher can scroll up and down to compare drafts. You don't have to open files." -Elizabeth H.

Aaron Campbell's article on two different approaches to evaluating blogs:

James M. H.'s blog with links to his advisees' blogs:

(at this point information overload crashed a number of computers)

"Like many other parts of this conference, (weblogs) can be as low tech as you desire or as broadband as you like..." -Robert W. B.

"I think we should emphasize to students that they are writing posts for the world to see. Maybe that will have them focus on accuracy without having to get whacked by the ruler..." -James M. H.

James M. H.'s presentation on using blogs in English Teacher Training:

The Friday Five:

Tom's presentation:

cesl students

cesl teachers

mirrored site (religious)

80 things to do with your weblog:

"We need a site with countries of the world listed and all the sites that are blocked by country...of course...that site will probably be blocked." -Jeff C.

(to get around it when sites are blocked) "Visit which lists a number of proxies that you can try in your browser settings instead of the proxy you may have been provided. Test the proxies listed using a site or software called Proxyfox. When I searched for this software on Google I got sites with a lot of Chinese characters, so there must be information here useful especially in China. Once you have determined a proxy address that works in China or UAE, in your browser (for IE this is what you do) pull down Tools / Options and click on the Connections tab.

At this point you have to know if you are on a LAN conncection or a dialup and either:
click on Settings (for dialup)
or LAN Settings (if you're on a LAN)
and replace whatever is entered under "use a proxy server" with the IP address of the server you're aiming for and its port setting. For example, suppose the server that's working today is The digits following the colon are the port setting. You put the 4 sets of numbers separated by dots as the address of the proxy server, and the numbers following the colon at the port setting." -Vance S.


My comments about this presentation are at my own weblog:


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