Unfortunately, this post will be a bit brief as my eyes are failing me since I've been commenting on my students' first draft of ad analysis throughout most of the weekend. While I'm very pleased by the work students have posted, I still can't quite figure out why, whenever I give my students an entire two hour class to compose their first drafts- this way they can consult me on the spot if they have questions, they can consult their classmates and they have less work to do outside of class-a third or almost half of them do not show up to class? Of course, none of the absent students posted their first drafts by Friday which was the deadline.
But on to my second part of the post, which is a possible connection with Ann Matsuuchi's research class. Ann and I are hoping to pair up our students in order for her students to help/advise my students on research strategies. Also, it this works, maybe the students can peer review each others papers later in the term.
Last but not least, I have a technical question about Google Docs for those of you who are more tech savvy. Is it possible for me to post a link to a handout in Google Docs and have my students save the handout to their Google Docs and complete/fill out the handout? Does this make sense? In other words, is it possible for another party to alter a document in Google Docs?