Monday, March 19, 2007

Portfolio showcase

As part of TESOL 2007, this post shows some student portfolios that I am proud of.

I have taught our highest-level writing class many times, though not recently. I'll start with portfolios that show well-formatted (in my view) research papers.


Yuii- Wal-Mart and Women, CESL EAP2
Sosuke- Magnetism's change and the effect on life- CESL EAP2
Raeed- Nene Bird, CESL EAP2
MinHo- WalMart and a Bank, CESL EAP2
Awni- Transportation pollution in New York City, CESL EAP2


Dominic- Airplanes, CED, Quebec


Violent Deer, CESL Newstalk 054
New Wal-Mart, CESL Newstalk 054
University drinking culture, CESL Newstalk 065
A Look at Bullying (not SIUC, excellent, but unidentified, in terms of which class & where. Note: Student work is in the comments)


Bright, CESL AE2
Andre, CESL AE2
Faisal, CESL AE2
Hussain, CESL AE2

unfinished business

This weblog, which was always independent, having its own logon and password, is switching over to being part of the CESL system. That whole situation has become a little complicated, but CESL now has three kinds of weblogs, students, teachers, and old ones. This one is going in with the old ones. Information about how to post will soon go onto the template.

Meanwhile, with TESOL coming up, there are some articles floating out there that did not get included in the TESOL presentation, but are interesting nevertheless. Those articles are referenced here:
Google gets nervous about its $1 billion-dollar video copyright infringements...
Gagging the bloggers, BBC
The mash-up future of the web, BBC

Radcliffe, J. (2007, Jan. 20). A new school of bloggers. Houston Chronicle. Appeared on web, but now gone. About teachers who blog anonymously because of the dangers of blogging, & the perils of saying too much about a profession that is very sensitive.