I’m pleased to tell you that Louann Reid, the editor of English Journal, my teacher and my friend is now blogging. Here’s her first post, on the class that’s brought her into the blogosphere. I think you’ll be interested to learn with and from her class:
As a new semester and a new class begin, I’m ready to try yet another
new thing–blogging with a class. This move seems particulary
appropriate for the graduate class I’m teaching this semester: Visual
Texts and Textuality. Within the larger topic of New Literacies or
multi-modal literacy, we will explore graphic novels, videogames,
films, and other visual texts to understand how theories of "reading"
and "writing" texts may or may not apply to visual texts. All of this
exploration, of course, will occur in the context of teaching and
learning in secondary school English.
I would like to use this
blog as a place for us to raise questions, reflect on emerging ideas,
and elicit feedback from teachers and others who can help shape our
knowledge. Some of the content will be class-specific, but there should
be much that will be general enough–I hope–to engender lively
Please join us.
I sure will.