@newsfromtengrrl for 2010-06-18

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@newsfromtengrrl for 2010-06-17

  • Apple Bans Cartoon Ulysses: This Week in Online Tyranny http://bit.ly/c0BYhq #
  • ‘Star Trek’ and Critical Thinking (Tech Talk Podcast) – NYTimes.com http://nyti.ms/bkZWAm #
  • 22 Percent of Internet Time Is Social, Nielsen Says – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com http://nyti.ms/9NejID #
  • Student Smartphone Use Doubles; Instant Messaging Loses Favor – The Chronicle of Higher Education http://bit.ly/ax5KUC #
  • Dispute Over File Sharing's Harm to Music Sales Plays Again – The Chronicle of Higher Education http://bit.ly/akn1ij #
  • With No Rhyme Nor Reason: The Bitter Battle to Be Oxford's Poetry Professor – TIME http://bit.ly/bCCZxi #
  • N.Va. Community College offers career switchers quick path to teaching | Washington Post » http://bit.ly/ao9ugw #
  • "Most Aggressively Inarticulate Generation?" – THE DAILY RIFF – http://bit.ly/cuGv2C #
  • Planning for Study Groups: An Advanced Institute at the NWP in Vermont – National Writing Project http://bit.ly/akxVPf #
  • 'iCollege' Idea Gets Chuckle on 'Daily Show,' but Online Viewers Aren't Laughing – Chronicle of Higher Education http://bit.ly/9GXiGE #

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@newsfromtengrrl for 2010-06-15

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Piecing Together the Copyright Puzzle

Copyright Symbol by Horia VarlanFiguring out copyright can be like piecing together a puzzle. You have a good idea how it’s supposed to work in the end, but all the little pieces can be confusing to piece together.

I’ve posted links to 15 sites on copyright and fair use that will help you move from scattered pieces to a full picture in this week’s NCTE Inbox Blog.

[Creative Commons licensed Flickr photo of copyright symbol by Horia Varlan]

@newsfromtengrrl for 2010-06-14

  • World Book Club: Your questions to the world's greatest writers | BBC World Service » http://bit.ly/9sy5Eo #
  • Just Released! Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 1 | Parlor Press http://bit.ly/98IOOf (and it's free!) #

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@newsfromtengrrl for 2010-06-08

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Still Trying to Move to Virginia

UHaul Trucks photo by rolandUsually I stick to the pedagogical writing and educational news here, but I’m going to spend a few minutes on personal things today.

As some of you may know, I left my job at NCTE back in November 2008 to help my mother with the day-to-day things. She’s well, nothing wrong with her. It’s just that she doesn’t go up and down the stairs as easily as she used to, and the household to-do’s were getting to be too much. She needed help, and so I stepped in.

Of course, moving seems easier in theory than it actually turns out to be. The little move from Illinois to Virginia still hasn’t quite been finished, but I’m much closer. We spent the last full week of May packing boxes in Illinois, and I’m leaving tomorrow morning to go finish up that task. My brother and some other folks arrive late Tuesday, and they plan to load the U-Haul Wednesday.

Cat in the box photo by There are still a lot of questions and curiousities. Do I really need all these books? What’s the point of all these papers in all these file folders? Do I have enough boxes?

Will there be a wicked, scary creature on the side of the U-Haul truck? Is there a U-Haul big enough for this many boxes of books and papers?

Will I open a box and find that I packed the cat? Wait, when did I get a cat? I don’t have a cat.

I don’t have many answers, but I know next week at this time, most of my belongings should be in Virginia.

In the meantime, the news stories and blog posts will fall silent again. Look for me to return on Flag Day, and if you wonder how the move is progressing, check my the updates on @tengrrl (public) or Facebook (login required).

[Creative Commons licensed Flickr photo of U-Haul Trucks by roland ]
[Creative Commons licensed Flickr photo of cat by mava ]

@newsfromtengrrl for 2010-06-05

  • NEW WPA / CompPile Research Bibs on 2nd Language Writing, Dual Enrollment, & Writing beyond FYC » http://bit.ly/cPWfNb #

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