Though it may or may not technically be mid-semester where you are, here in the Valley we've just sailed through Fall Break, have had mid-semester reports requested, stared down a few stacks of papers, and the leaves are still pondering a color change. We thought it might be try a new format, a few recent posts on technology, pedagogy, and the classroom from around the interwebs. If you have another favorite post or site from the past month or so, please do pass it along.
Mark Sample on reading Frankenstein aloud. A practical guide and reflection on how reading prose aloud might help enhance classroom discussion and analysis.
Barry Mills in Inside Higher Ed on "The Challenge of Technology." His comments are very apropos of Roger Whitsun's recent post here on teaching in a library and the information deluge we face as teachers and as students.
As many of you probably saw, Diane Hoeveler's NASSR-l request for suggestions on a Romanticism and Religion graduate course initiated a bevy of responses, and she kindly compiled the suggestions in a Word doc, which I've re-posted here as well.
Bridge Draxler talks about Using Twitter to help with thesis statements over at HASTAC.