Category Archives: Blogs

Ditching the Final Paper For a Blog

Last semester I got to teach a sociolinguistics course (connecting language and social issues) and got ro reconsider what the capstone assignment should be. The content of the course is diverse enough that the traditional assignment has been a final … Continue reading

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Styling Blogs for Accessibility

The content generated by the Blogs at Penn State is generally accessible, but you can adjust the CSS of your blog to enhance accessibility. Where to adjust CSS The CSS of any blog can be adjusted in the Templates. Log … Continue reading

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Plagiarism Scandal, Version Web 2.0

As many an instructor will bemoan, the Internet giveth a lot to plagiarizers in terms of paper mill sites, Wikipedia and just an abundance of online text students can make off with for term papers. But as I found it … Continue reading

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Blog Tip: The Permanent Top Entry

If you are using the Blogs platform for news you may want to sometimes add an entry which stays on top for a while. One way to do that is to change the Publish Date field to a particular late … Continue reading

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Playing with the Password Protected Blog

OK so I did something slightly naughty and created a password protected blog for a course and had students post responses as comments in the blog. So how did that go? Not too bad. The worst part was the initial … Continue reading

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Batch Tag All Past Entries “psuets”

If you are like me and have a blog whose sole purpose is to deliver information to the ETS community, then you may want to tag everything “psuets”. There are some tools in the Blogs at Penn State which can … Continue reading

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CALICO 2009 Conference Report

Last week, I attended the CALICO conference on technology use for foreign language teaching. Since foreign languages involve communication skills, it’s always a good conference to see communication tools in action as well as other developments such as gaming. ESL … Continue reading

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Sample Teaching with Technology Portfolio Created

As a way of promoting the use of Movable Type as a portfolio tool for the Teaching with Technology Certificate program, I decided to create a Sample Teaching with Technology Portfolio. You can also see the “Classic Blog version” of … Continue reading

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My Once-A-Week Blog Challenge

When Cole issued his once-a-day blog challenge in August, I did not participate, and unfortunately, I may not participate in the new once-a-day challenge issued by Allan for February. However, I am glad the challenge was issued anyway. I was … Continue reading

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Scheduling and the August Blog Project

I’m not officially attempting the 1 blog post per day feat, but if I were, I could write up a bunch over the week-end and use the schedule feature to separate the appearance by 24 hours. Use this to reader … Continue reading

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