I'd like to get something written for the English Journal
due next week on doing the right thing
, but I'm having trouble getting started. The call talks about academic honesty, plagiarism, and cheating. I'm thinking about perhaps doing something with how online sources complicate things, especially when teachers aren't even allowed to take kids to online sites. It can fit the topic. I just haven't managed to get going on it.
Instead I'm off to happy procrastination land, looking at a CFP that has a proposal due January 1. Why work on something due in a week when you can worry about things due in six weeks? On a whim, I checked the Computers and Composition
calls a few weeks ago and began thinking about this one: A Thousand Pictures: Interfaces and Composition
Here's the question: Would it fit to talk about how computer interfaces are represented in children's literature? I'm not quite sure where I want to go with the idea, and I'd need to do some reading on interface design to write anything. But I'm thinking of some books that attempt to fake what IM screens and emails look like as well as picture books that show computers with their interfaces on the screen.
I'm just not certain if that's a good topic, or it's ridiculously simplistic and laughable. And there's the bigger challenge that I'd need to do a lot of reading on interface theory-wise. I'm not even sure what to read. It's hard to read on a topic when you have no idea where to startand even harder still when you're not sure if it's a topic that would fit the call. Maybe I should go back to the EJ
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