reading

In this screencast, I take a short trip through Readability, a reading tool developed by Arc90 that folks use to strip the text out of a Web page and put into a more "readable" frame.  "Readable" might involve bigger text, or more white space, or, in some cases, stripping out the links and moving them to the end of the article ala Carr's notion about hyperlinks causing distraction.   One thing...
gearsflickr.jpg "Writing to a Machine is Not Writing At All" is an essay written by Anne Herrington and Charlie Moran, to be published in a volume honoring Ed White, who was a pioneer in the field of writing assessment. Edited by Norbert Elliot and Les Perelman, the book will be published by Hampton Press in 2011 as Writing Assessment in the 21st Century. In this...
textcloud2_0.jpg I am not predicting the end of reading as we know it, nor the end of navigation as we know it: both will be with us for a long, long time. But I do believe that text clouds might constitute an emerging method for augumenting comprehension and display of text, with broad potential use. In a blog post entitled, “Text Clouds: A New Form of Tag Cloud...
The magnitude of the change in our core communications and media culture prompts speculation about the impact of that change on us as human beings. This collection gathers some of this speculation as various voices ask: Is it the end of the world as we know it? (By the way, I feel fine.)
This is a video deconstructing a football play.  It is a piece from California Writing Project's Improving Students Academic Writing (ISAW) focus on "Redefining Text."
This is a video deconstructing a short story which falls into the genre of graphic novels.  It is a piece from California Writing Project's Improving Student Academic Writing (ISAW) focus on "Redefining Text."

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