Wednesday, May 1, 2013

How is it going? WF

Well, I sent out a print edition of the Next Chapter this week, so I am hoping to get some instructor feedback as they share the writing with students.

After a week passes, I am going to resend the instructors an invitation to submit student writing and put a flyer with the submission guidelines in their mailboxes.  Since the new edition will be online, I will be able to accept more submissions, and find new ways to categorize them.

I'm still looking for an alternative to a wiki, that is also free.  the wiki is just limiting in so far as style and organization, I think.  My first choice would be ning, but that is a pay site.  I may consider a wordpress blog, since you can customize those to have a static front page, and we already host several wordpress blogs for adult literacy information.


  1. Wynne, what wiki are you using? I would look at the other available free ones out there. You'll probably find what you are looking for.

  2. Seems like moving it online is a great direction to go in terms of being able to accept more work and open up the process. When nings started charging a few years ago, Pearson promised to offer the basic version to educators for free, but I am unable to find any info about that in my attempt to research it.

    For a publication, a wordpress or a blogger site might be a good idea. It's easy to create pages with both of these tools, and you can have a mix of posting and static content which might be interesting for the project. Plus you can soup them up without much effort so they are visually appealing -- always a great quality in a publication you want people to read, and to contribute to!

    You can even get forms for your blogger or wp site, which might be good for your submissions. One nice thing about blogger is that if students have a google account they can also do collaborative work with google docs. And there is a very basic but decent tool called google forms.

  3. Another thought about guest editors, like Daryl's students. A great tool, diigo, for social bookmarking, can also be used to annotate and comment on selected text of web pages, if others have a diigo account. It could be a really interesting way to think about providing basic feedback.