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One of my students used a SHU blog during a trip to Europe. Here she describes Warsaw: It was almost as if we were stepping into a real-to-life version of the Festival of Fools in Disney’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” I’m not insinuating that the Warsawians are fools… but there was chainsaw juggling, mile-high piles of balloons, ice cream shops by the dozens, cobblestone walkways, etc. Behind the joyful…

Collaboration and Ownership in Student Writing – ProfHacker – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Another great suggestion from Nick Carbone, via Techrhet. lau and Caspi learned two things: first, that in general students felt that collaborating with partners improved the quality of drafts. On the other hand, the students mostly felt that their edits improved other people’s drafts, whereas other people’s edits worsened their own drafts. Blau and Caspi posit that a sense of ownership of the draft was pedagogically useful–that students’ perceptions of…