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1 Sharon Beynon November 12, 2008 This is a VoIP session. All audio will be through your computer without any phone. Add Fun and Interest to Teaching Writing Online

2 To listen, adjust your speaker volume (left bottom of window) To speak youll need a microphone or USB headset. First, run the audio wizard Tools/Audio/Audio Setup Wizard. Second, press on the mic icon when it is free (release when finished speaking)

3 Maximize your CCC Confer window. Ask questions throughout presentation via the chat window or using your microphone (if working) when presenter releases the mic. Turn on or off Closed Captioning by clicking on the icon. Save the presentation or chat by clicking on the icon. Vote Yes or No by using the icon. Housekeeping

4 Welcome to the Webinar My purpose is to share some easy ways to liven up distance education classes.

5 To get us started, here is an example lesson: Students have read Frankenstein, theyve discussed themes, theyve read literary criticism, theyve discussed the novel in the online chat rooms. Theyre exhausted!

6 So, direct them to a few links that might interest them: Frank and climate Climate Connections: Signs Did Climate Inspire the Birth of a Monster? by Nell Greenfieldboyce Frank and climate Climate Connections: SignsNell Greenfieldboyce

7 NPR– a fabulous source Direct students to NPR sites like this one where weird 19 th Century climate is shown to have affected Frankenstein!

8 How to do this? - Using the Print Screen option on your computer keyboard, you can paste a screen image into your online delivery system. Either hyperlink it, or paste the web address there for students to find.

9 Or, another piece on Mary Shelleys mother, Mary Wollstonecraft.

10 A link to help introduce a texts relevance…

11 After Students Have Listened, How Do I Connect This to the Class? Students can write about what theyve heard, blog their responses, or use the DE chat room for a graded discussion.

12 The Poetry Archive at poetryarchive.org has thousands of poets reading their own poetry, biographical and literary information are included.

13 The Poetry Archive is another great link…

14 The Poetry Archive lets you search their database of poets and listen to readings.

15 Poet in Residence at the PoetryArchive.org (Students can join the conversation)

16 NYTimes.com has great articles and audio/video clips.

17 The Writers Almanac Listen to Poetry

18 Los Angeles Cultural Forum

19 A Zocalo Sample Videocast

20 Yale Open Classroom

21 Yale Open Classroom– The American Novel Since 1945

22 Evaluation Survey Link

23 For upcoming desktop seminars and links to recently archived seminars, check Web site at:


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