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Digital Writing: Trading in the Page to Make Your (Power) Point

by Jim Burke Nancy Duarte just released an exciting new digital book titled Slidedocs, which is about composing visual documents to be read (not presented) in PowerPoint or Keynote. (You can download it for free by clicking here.) What intrigues me most about her book is the degree to which it signals a further transition toward […]

Teacher, Compose Thyself

I have been attending the 4Cs (Conference on College Composition and Communication) here in San Francisco for the past two days. What has struck me most is the extent to which "composition instructors" and the field in general are, not always willingly or happily, revising the notion of composition to include not only the essay […]

What the ning is a blog, you twittering wiki?

I've spent more time in the last two months online–searching for, learning about, testing, investigating, and evaluating different sites–than I have in years. My guiding question when looking at Twitter, Ning, various wiki sites, blogs, and the many different applications available on Google was: What is the problem for which this particular application is the […]

How would you like that book, Ma’am?

The box of notecards for the fourth edition of English Teacher's Companion has as many notes about the design, form, and function of the book itself as it does notes for actual content of the book. By the time this next (actually it will be an entirely new version, not just a revision) book comes, […]

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