[Socrates] Tech Talk: Digital Composing (Nov 15, 4:30-6:30pm); save the date for Tech Talk on Dec 13

Eva.Fernandez at qc.cuny.edu Eva.Fernandez at qc.cuny.edu
Mon Nov 7 20:42:25 EST 2011

The Tech Talks series continues this coming Tuesday, November 15, when we will hear from two Queens College faculty, Kevin Ferguson (English) and Ted Kessler (Elementary & Early Childhood Education) who will explore different aspects of teaching writing in a digital environment.  

Why Digital Writing?  Kevin L. Ferguson, English & Writing at Queens
Kevin will discuss his experimental class "Introduction to Literary Study," which meets on Mondays face-to-face and on Wednesdays digitally. Especially challenging is the fact that this is a "W" or writing-intensive course, and Kevin will demonstrate some of the ways that technology enhances the teaching of writing. The title "Why Digital Writing?" is thus not so much a justification of incorporating digital technologies into the classroom (why you should use digital technologies in general) as it is a question of rationale (why specific digital technologies can help you achieve writing-based learning goals).

Using Technology to Promote Writing and Response to Literature  Ted Kessler, Elementary & Early Childhood Education
In this presentation, Ted discusses work he does with his preservice graduate students and with public school students in upper elementary and middle school grades to integrate technology for the teaching of reading and writing in purposeful ways. Ted will connect these uses of technology with multimodal and new literacies theories. Participants will come away with ideas for using technology to promote their own students' literacy development. 

Join us on November 15 --- in person or virtually --- at the President's Conference Room #2, Rosenthal Library, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. 
Light refreshments will be served, so please RSVP:  http://tinyurl.com/TechTalk14Nov2011

And while your calendar is out... save the date for the final Tech Talk of the semester, scheduled for December 13 at 4:00 pm, on the topic of web design, with guest speakers from the departments of Art --- Kathryn Weinstein --- and Computer Science --- Matt Huenerfauth and Chris Vickery.

I hope to see you on November 15th!

Eva M. Fernández
Associate Professor, Linguistics & Communication Disorders | http://people.qc.cuny.edu/faculty/efernandez 
Director, Center for Teaching & Learning | http://www.qc.cuny.edu/ctl
Queens College, City University of New York

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