Posts by: dawn

what happens in the classroom

I have the best job. I seriously do. At the University of Minnesota, we have very distinct campuses -- even within the Twin Cities itself. I've been fortunate enough to…

connective changes

As I write this, I'm into hour 15 of being without my beloved 17" Macbook Pro. Her logic board failed yesterday, and I had to take her to the Genius…

one is the loneliest

This is not meant to be a whining post. It's more of a sharing of "what I've learned while in grad school" post, I hope. Justification out of the way.…

Occupied

When I first began my doctoral journey, and had just moved to Minnesota, I was fortunate enough to be introduced to Krista Kennedy, who was, at the time, ABD in…

On being skeptical

I'm often asked what I teach, and when I respond, it is often with "I teach thinking." Some people nod, without asking what I mean, while others look at me…

identity in fyw

Recently a colleague asked me to share some ideas on how to present on identity to a first year writing class. I told her that during the time I was…

the internet: then and now

Last week, students and I listened to a 1993 podcast from NPR's Science Friday and watched a video from a 1994 NBC Today Show. Each of these was taking a…

Writ3577 students & their projects

This semester Writ3577 (Rhetoric, Technology, and the Internet) students have created great projects that focus on helping others through volunteering and donations. Group A This group is collecting donations of…

dear fuji

I am near the end of this pet-sitting visit. Another day or so, and you'll be free of me. I "say" this, that you'll be free of me, as you…

which comes first?

Concepts of pedagogy are reflected in nearly everything I do that requires interaction with others, with technology, and with media in general. Having had a background in educational technology /…