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  1. Oct 2017
    1. AboutAcademic Technology Steering CommitteeAcademic Technology InstituteATI 2017ATI 2017 KeynotesATI-17 ResourcesATI Ambassadors-AllPast InstitutesResourcesImage Editing ToolsTechnology Test Kitchen CookbookTwitter IntroWhat are OERsWhat is Open EducationOpen Education InitiativeOpen Educational ResourcesOpen AccessOpen PedagogyUSNH Open Education InitiativeGSC Open EducationKSC Open EducationPSU Open EducationUNH Open EducationBlog
      • About section: should include about pages for all of the major information (the committee, its members, ATI, Op Ed).
      • Resources: should be limited just to resources for teachers and students. The list can grow with the help of professors.
      • Open Education Initiative/ Resources: some of these pages can be condensed into one page about the terms of Op Ed.
    2. Welcome to Camp Open: Open Education: Pedagogy & Scholarship in a Connected Environment

      For future ATI's, I would summarize the event and include the summary here. What was said at the keynotes? What kind of projects were discussed? What were the goals, moving forward. Photos could be included to help summarize the event.

  2. Mar 2016
    1. We do not recommend isolated lesson planning separate from unit planning.

      they should be interwoven

    2. Unit Design Standards

      like a rubric

    3. can .

      explain it, show it, apply it,

    4. Be responsive to differences in learners’ readi-ness, interests, and preferred ways of learning

      YES! Differentiation! Multiple intelligences!

    5. big ideas

      I think this is ignored sometimes

    6. Naturally arises

      connects back to "why should i learn this"

    7. to explain, interpret, apply, shift perspective, empathize, and self-assess

      related to bloom's taxonomy?


  3. Feb 2016
    1. isten carefully

      Active listening! Check for understanding, too

    2. ot down an answer beforecalling on a studen

      I love this. I think a lot of kids need this space to think. Verbal thinking can be hard and stressful.

    3. Ask students to raise theirhands and then ask the question

      I like this. Then no one is getting embarassed

    4. uickening the pace maysolve this problem

      slightly dangerous

    5. ffective educators know thatthey must interact with all childrenby the end of the lesson and keepall children engaged for maximumlearning to occur.


    6. mindstudents to raise their hands, listencarefuUyto classmates'comments,and respect one another's right toself-expression.

      clarify! i've seen this a lot WHEN students are doing these things

    7. go a step further, teacherscan project the planned questionson a screen using overheads orPowerPoint slides. B

      questions dont have to be kept a secret

    8. ut some questionswhen planning the lesson

      and i thought i was just being anal!

    9. clear aboutthe expected behavior.

      Or unclear about the material!

    10. dissatisfied or bored,

      So if teachers ask boring questions?

    11. Because this instruc-tional strategy dominates classtime, and because students are ac-tive during the lesson, there aremore chances for managementproblems to arise if teachers do notfollow good questioning techniques.

      I am INTRIGUED!

    1. pecial efforts

      don't be blinded by your own biases

    2. Unfortunately, teachers often favorand develop more personal, supportiverelationships with high-achie\angstudents than with low-achievingstudents.


    3. individuals and express interest in theirpersonal lives outside scbool.


    4. They don't wantto disappoint a teacher who caresabout them

      Students respect you, want to impress you

    5. unction more effectively whenthey feel respected and valued

      Students do better work when they feel respected and valued. This is no surprise!

    6. less time to engage students inconversation

      So true! We can't forget THE STUDENTS

  4. Jan 2016
    1. formative and summative evaluation

      formative: ongoing summation: final judgement

    2. Assessment of writing occurs for different purposes.

      I approve that assessment is last. I understand that grades are important, but the emphasis on the process of the writing is refreshing.

    3. must accommodate the explosion in technology


    4. modalities, such as print, still images, video, and sound

      Multiple intelligences!

    5. Therefore, power relationships are built into the writing situation

      I think this can often sour the writing experience.

    6. Writing conferences

      This would be where my writing center experience would come in handy!

    7. lots of extended time to read

      I wonder about the students who don't like reading, though.

    8. information and ideas


    9. a journal, notebook, folder, or portfoli

      Students can physically LOOK at the changes in their writing/ how they use conventions.

      It would be a very interesting activity for a student to pick out a sentence out of their work that sounds awkward and to work with that sentence. I think it could also be a peer activity.

    10. This is because their mental energies are focused on the new intellectual challenges

      This makes so much sense. This suggests that regression can be seen as a sign of progress!

    11. Readers expect writing to conform to their expectations

      I like this... however I also think that creative writing should push these conventional boundaries.

    12. to solve problems, to identify issues


    13. generates ideas

      I focused a lot on this in my own reflections about teaching writing.

    14. collaborative situations

      This is something I rarely see! I would have love to have been taught how to write with others rather than just be expected to do it.

    15. guidance


    16. not to say that it should -- or can -- be turned into a formulaic set of steps

      It's not a chemical reaction or a math equation. There may be steps, but they don't have to be taken in the same way.

    17. complete

      I'd argue that knowledge about writing is never complete!

    18. How to assess while students are writing. How to plan what students need to know in response to ongoing research.

      To me, this seems to be suggesting that assessment and instruction changes should be made as students write, rather than when they are done.

    19. instruction should be geared toward making sense in a life outside of school

      This bit really reminds me about how writing has changed. I would argue that it is more pervasive due to technology advances.

    20. improvement is built into the experience of writing

      This is a great quote.

    21. The more people write, the easier it gets

      Practice makes perfect. I just wonder how teachers can make writing interesting so it doesn't seem like busywork!

    22. know and practice good composition.

      I love this! Teachers: know your craft! Practice it with the kids!

    23. instruction matters

      Practice/ time for writing + instruction are both important. This reminds me of what I said in class today: students should be learning the basics and then given space to practice those skills.

    24. anyone can get better at writing

      This is an important philosophy to have. The minute a teacher believes some students to be unteachable, they are no longer effective teacher.

  5. Dec 2015
    1. refin’d

      Wow. Don't worry, Christians, black people can be "refined." This is a huge indication of internalized racism-- black people have to be "whitewashed" and "Christianized" in order to be proper humans.

    2. Pagan land

      Africa? To think of one's routes as something to be delivered from is troubling. Internalized racism?

    1. Solomon

      There are so many religious figures in here!

    2. but by a mob or horde of shameless, low-lived, envious, spiteful persons

      This makes me think of the Boston Massacre

    3. celebrate this Feast of St. John’s, and the next week we might be called upon to attend a funeral of someone here

      Life is full of both celebration and hardship... I just think it is interesting that he used "black and white" to mean evil and good. It seems interesting because he speaks in the context of race

    4. sympathize

      Well that's great and all, but what does that do for them?

    5. He hath no respect of persons;

      who doesn't?

    6. dragg’d from their native country

      Referring to the slave trade

    7. parties or colours;


    8. Grand Lodge


      Why are people obsessed with masons being an evil occult? They seem like... a club. That's it.

    1. Have you been fibbing to me

      There is such a focus on honesty and lying in Twain's stuff

    2. perfectly honest and square with her

      is it dangerous to tell her about his predicament?

    3. told her I loved her;

      that happened quickly!

    4. because it is usual to go through the motions; but there the dispute began.

      dispute over sitting...

    5. salary was going to be

      watch it be that pear

    6. with all my borrowing, I was carefully keeping within my means – I mean within my salary.

      at least he is smart enough to do that...

    7. climaxing

      But after the climax comes the fall

    8. asking for change

      by taking command, he is able to get what he wants

    9. handed the note to him

      Felt like I clenched my teeth at this... man, he can't lose that bill

    10. see by your face

      how weird... that goodness and intelligence can be seen in a face

    11. He was worshiping, with all his body and soul, but he looked as if he couldn’t stir hand or foot.

      In Twain's stories, people are always frightened/ awed by money

    12. pear

      Does this represent something?

    13. carried out to sea

      that escalated quickly

    14. fortune

      always about the money!

    1. What could his conduct mean?  It might mean—it might—mean—oh, a dozen dreadful things. 

      They may have the money but they aren't content

    2. renowned joke was emptied upon a single head, and with calamitous effect.  It revived the recent vast laugh and concentrated it upon Pinkerton; and Harkness’s election was a walk-over.

      used for an election

    3. gilded disks of lead

      they aren't even gold

    4. Why, you simple creatures, the weakest of all weak things is a virtue which has not been tested in the fire.

      This seems important!

    5. deep offence

      I wonder what the offense was

    6. Oscar B. Wilder

      sounds like Oscar Wilde

    7. laughed

      the 19 citizens are being made a laughing stock

    8. hell or Hadleyburg—TRY AND MAKE IT THE FORMER

      ha! The ultimate "F you" to Hadleyburg

    9. A Voice. 

      I JUST noticed that the way that Twain writes has changed here. It's almost like court notes

    10. treasure of priceless value

      emphasizes that money couldn't buy their reputation

    11. In some cases light-headed people did not stop with planning to spend, they really spent—on credit.

      yeeeeesh.. this is not pretty

    12. He got eleven invitations that day.  That night he wrote his daughter and broke off her match with her student. 

      ohhhh nooooooo

    13. And so it was his turn to be dissatisfied with life. 

      This character is so very strange....

    14. nineteen letters in all. 


    15. tainted


    16. His life

      his life comes after his property!

    17. Yes, he could remember

      how convienent!

    18. the saving of his soul

      salvation is the greatest service

    19. dreary faces

      before they can be corrupted, their spirits must be killed

    20. except by Jack Halliday, who always noticed everything

      he seems like an interesting character... kind of an observer of sorts

    21. again.

      I found this character list and I thought it might be helpful...

    22. vain

      it has begun!

    23. a new thing; there had been discussions before, but not heated ones, not ungentle ones. 

      money is tearing families apart!

    24. You needn’t ship the early mail—nor any mail; wait till I tell you

      They were planning to keep it for themselves!

    25. If we had only waited!—oh, if we had only waited a little, and not been in such a hurry

      She wished they had kept it for themselves

    26. As long as he doesn’t know that you could have saved him, he—he—well that makes it a great deal better. 

      Does it though?

    27. It would have turned everybody against me.

      This town may be moral on the outside but I'm not so sure about the inside.

    28. ‘one thing


    29. don’t leave me here alone with it

      She seems afraid of the money itself... it's so interesting

    30. impossible things one reads about in books, and never sees in life

      fourth wall broken!

    31. dreadful to be here all alone with it

      back to caring about her own safety...

    32. feel persuaded that he will remember it.

      So vague... something tells me this exchange of money never quite happened

    33. gaming-table.

      isn't this still gambling? less evil now because it is successful?

    34. I was a gambler.

      Another example of money corrupting

    35. money more safe

      There has been a transition from her own safety to the safety of the money

    36. gold coin

      And this sack is to corrupt a whole town! Does Twain believe money to be the root of evil?

    37. .

      May be super random and unrelated but... why no quotations?

    38. shouldered it,

      Ho ho ho?

    39. Hadleyburg

      Interesting that "Hadleyburg" acts as its own entity here

    40. temptations were kept out of the way of the young people

      I can't help but think about the Puritans here...

    41. honest

      can already see what Twain's theme here might be...

  6. Nov 2015
    1. You laggards there on guard! look to your arms!

      Sometimes he talks to himself and sometimes he refers to his readers

    2. Formless stacks of bodies and bodies by themselves, dabs of flesh upon the masts and spa

      This part is darker, more dreary

    3. Approaching Manhattan up by the long-stretching island, Under Niagara, the cataract falling like a veil over my countenance,

      reminds me of that American folktale that we all learned in school: This Land is Your Land

    4. Prospecting, gold-digging, girdling the trees of a new purchase,

      Romanticism in exploration

    5. And the pismire is equally perfect, and a grain of sand, and the egg of the wren, And the tree-toad is a chef-d’oeuvre for the highest, And the running blackberry would adorn the parlors of heaven, And the narrowest hinge in my hand puts to scorn all machinery,

      I've already pointed it out, but he focuses on the small things in life and make them glamorous and important

    6. I hear bravuras of birds, bustle of growing wheat, gossip of flames, clack of sticks cooking my meals. I hear the sound I love, the sound of the human voice,

      Celebrating the natural and the human

    7. My voice goes after what my eyes cannot reach,

      the power of writing?

    8. I believe in the flesh and the appetites, Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle.

      again, there is this celebration in the simplistic

    9. Turbulent, fleshy, sensual, eating, drinking and breeding.

      appreciative of the characteristics of humans

    10. The living sleep for their time, the dead sleep for their time

      something similar between life and death

    11. I behold the picturesque giant and love him, and I do not stop there, I go with the team also.

      appreciation of all of humanity

    12. I had him sit next me at table, my fire-lock lean’d in the corner.

      equality between white and black men

    13. runaway slave

      interesting that these characters are minorities

    14. What groans of over-fed or half-starv’d who fall sunstruck or in fits, What exclamations of women taken suddenly who hurry home and give birth to babes,

      The sorrows of death and the joys of life

    15. Or I guess it is the handkerchief of the Lord, A scented gift and remembrancer designedly dropt,

      God this language is gorgeous

    16. How you settled your head athwart my hips and gently turn’d over upon me, And parted the shirt from my bosom-bone, and plunged your tongue to my bare-stript heart,

      There are definitely some sexual undertones here. I am just trying to figure out if he is definitely talking about a lover or something more abstract?

    17. The sickness of one of my folks or of myself, or ill-doing or loss or lack of money, or depressions or exaltations, Battles, the horrors of fratricidal war, the fever of doubtful news, the fitful events;

      "They are not the Me myself." These negative things happen, but they do not define him

    18. You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me, You shall listen to all sides and filter them from your self.

      The line breaks and structure of this poem is sooo different than what we have seen from other poets in the course. Makes sense though, we consider Whitman to be one of the founders of free verse.

    19. The sniff of green leaves and dry leaves, and of the shore and dark-color’d sea-rocks, and of hay in the barn

      So much body imagery mixed with natural imagery!

    1. Herein did the Shape of Evil dip his hand, and prepare to lay the mark of baptism upon their foreheads, that they might be partakers of the mystery of sin, more conscious of the secret guilt of others, both in deed and thought, than they could now be of their ow

      sounds so much like a creepy cult

    2. communion

      I don't think this is regular communion...

    3. but of all the sounds of the benighted wilderness, pealing in awful harmony together

      There's definitely a "natural" element and a "human" element in this story. Usually the wilderness is characterized as frightening and evil....

    4. There was a scream, drowned immediately in a louder murmur of voices, fading into far-off laughter,

      What's happened to her?

    5. Goodman

      The name seems ironic

    6. evil


    7. cling to her skirts and follow her to Heaven.

      almost like he wouldn't be going to heaven on his own....

    8. kill

      that's some dark language...

    1. Still veiled, they laid him in his coffin, and a veiled corpse they bore him to the grave

      So they don't even lift it upon his death

    2. separated him from cheerful brotherhood and woman’s love, and kept him in that saddest of all prisons, his own heart

      must be a symbol for something

    3. turn to rest.

      He's about to die...maybe the mystery will be solved?

    4. “when all of us shall cast aside our veils.

      is this in reference to a bible verse? is the veil sin?

    5. catching a glimpse of his figure in the looking-glass,

      Almost as if he didn't know he had it on?

    6. cold fingers quivered in the tremulous hand of the bridegroom, and her deathlike paleness caused a whisper that the maiden who had been buried a few hours before was come from her grave to be married

      Calm down guys, she's nervous!

    7. the corpse had slightly shuddered

      DEFINITELY an arabesque!

    8. it covers only our pastor’s face, throws its influence over his whole person, and makes him ghostlike from head to foot

      While their reaction, is over the top, there is something creepy about not being able to see someone's face. Has anyone ever seen those plague doctors with the creepy masks?

    9. subtle power


    10. secret sin

      Suspects secret sin in the congregation?

    11. rumor

      Hawthorne has a thing for rumors and people jumping to conclusions

    12. sexton

      "a person who looks after a church and churchyard, sometimes acting as bell-ringer and formerly as a gravedigger"

    13. black veil

      that's curious... and a creepy image

    14. Parable

      "A parable is a succinct, didactic story, in prose or verse, which illustrates one or more instructive lessons or principles."

    1. fiendish jabberings of the brute

      who some idiots thought was a foreign man.... all righty

    2. The sight of blood inflamed its anger into phrenzy. Gnashing its teeth, and flashing fire from its eyes, it flew upon the body of the girl, and imbedded its fearful talons in her throat, retaining its grasp until she expired.

      Can you imagine enjoying a quiet evening and suddenly BEING ATTACKED BY A DAMN APE

    3. Razor in hand, and fully lathered,

      what an image....

    4. Ourang-Outang

      the ape?

    5. human action

      was it an...animal?

    6. blundering idea of motive

      he thinks that thinking of motives only shrouds the truth of the case

    7. each one spoke of it as that of a foreigner


    8. The depth lies in the valleys where we seek her, and not upon the mountain-tops where she is found.

      Pretty indicative of the viewpoint at the time

    9. The Parisian police, so much extolled for acumen, are cunning, but no more.

      Not thinking very highly of the police... definitely reminds me of Sherlock Holmes

    10. broad bar of iron

      OR A FROZEN LEG OF LAMB...ok bad literary joke.

    11. judges by the intonation

      All of them are judging by intonation...

    12. The door leading from the front room into the passage was locked, with the key on the inside

      Locked door murder!

    13. German

      what's with all the languages?

    14. fearfully mutilated

      Poe... calm down

    15. know I was thinking of ——-?”

      A mind reading boyfriend! The plot thickens!

    16. What I have described in the Frenchman, was merely the result of an excited, or perhaps of a diseased intelligence.

      Keep telling yourself that! Methinks thou dost protest too loudly!

    17. giving myself up to his wild whims with a perfect abandon.

      This is the Jonathan Edwards text all over again... But I'm definitely not making this up

    18. Had the routine of our life at this place been known to the world, we should have been regarded as madmen—although, perhaps, as madmen of a harmless nature.

      Sounds like an allusion to homophobia

    19. Our seclusion was perfect. We admitted no visitors. Indeed the locality of our retirement had been carefully kept a secret from my own former associates;

      Has anyone argued for a queer reading of this story? Because I think I can...

    20. a time-eaten and grotesque mansion,

      a perfect back drop for a no doubt creepy story

    1. I had walled the monster up within the tomb!

      what an interesting way to end this story, especially with such a long introduction at the beginning...

    2. buried the axe in her brain.

      oh! ok!

    3. rigorous distinctness of outline


    4. also had been deprived of one of its eyes.

      again, how curious

    5. and closely resembling him in every respect but one. Pluto had not a white hair upon any portion of his body; but this cat had a large, although indefinite splotch of white, covering nearly the whole region of the breast.

      How curious... almost like your old cat CAME BACK FROM THE DEAD.

      Too far?

    6. ammonia from the carcass, had then accomplished the portraiture as I saw it.

      desperately trying to determine logical reasoning for why this cat is here

    7. ome intellect more calm, more logical, and far less excitable than my own, which will perceive, in the circumstances I detail with awe, nothing more than an ordinary succession of very natural causes and effects.

      wants someone else to determine the reasonable cause for the weird events... very enlightenment-y

    8. There was a rope about the animal’s neck.

      Certainly doesn't seem like a coincidence!

    9. Have we not a perpetual inclination, in the teeth of our best judgment, to violate that which is Law, merely because we understand it to be such?

      I find this interesting because, in my Philosophy class, we are talking about how the Enlightenment brought about changes on how we viewed human nature. Here, Poe seems to be suggested that we have naturally evil inclinations.

    10. primitive impulses of the human heart

      arguing that we all naturally have this perverseness in us

    11. personal violence


    12. sagacious

      "having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd."

    1. she died, a striking example that vice, however prosperous in the beginning, in the end leads only to misery and shame.

      It is interesting that La Rue and Belcour died but Montraville didn't.

    2. but to the end of his life was subject to severe fits of melancholy, and while he remained at New-York frequently retired to the church-yard, where he would weep over the grave, and regret the untimely fate of the lovely Charlotte Temple

      Revenge by guilt

    3. tis a poor girl that was brought from her friends by a cruel man, who left her when she was big with child, and married another.

      This is like an objective condemnation

    4. a sudden beam of joy passed across her languid features, she raised her eyes to heaven—and then closed them for ever.

      Just as she was reunited with her father, she died

    5. here are so many ahs! and ohs! so much fainting, tears, and distress, I am sick to death of the subject

      Points out its "sensibility" theme?

    6. disgusted him

      I AM SO ANGRY.

    7. object of desire:


    8. spend my few remaining days

      well that's foreboding

    9. t was a fine evening in the beginning of autumn; the last remains of day-light faintly streaked the western sky, while the moon, with pale and virgin lustre in the room of gorgeous gold and purple, ornamented the canopy of heaven with silver, fleecy clouds,

      Side note, this is GORGEOUS

    10. I am a seducer, a mean, ungenerous seducer of unsuspecting innocence.

      Now you get it