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Dec 04

Open Thread Wednesday: Grading Workflow Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Yesterday, I shared a key ingredient in my grading workflow: “Using iAnnotate as a Grading Tool.” Before I went digital, a “magic pencil” was an essential part of my grading process. Other ProfHackers have previously posited about other important …read more

Dec 03

Using iAnnotate as a Grading Tool

By Erin E. Templeton Over the years, ProfHacker has featured several posts about grading. Back in 2010, Nels asked, “Are you locked in grading jail?” and followed up his question with another post that explained “Breaking Out of Grading Jail.” Billie Hara added “On the Comforts of Grading …read more

Nov 27

Weekend Reading: Thanksgiving Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Whether you are traveling this week to spend the holiday with distant friends and/or family, or you are staying put, we at ProfHacker would like to wish you safe passage: empty, or at least uncongested highways, an empty middle seat or maybe just a seat behind a person who doesn’t …read… Continue Reading Weekend Reading: Thanksgiving Edition

Nov 22

Weekend Reading: Camelot Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Today, 11/23/13, the United States observes the fiftieth anniversary of John f. Kennedy’s assassination. News networks have been airing the footage of that fateful day in Dallas all morning. Social media has been taken over by various individual recollections and reprints.¬†The Atlantic published “As It Happened: The AP …read more

Nov 15

Weekend Reading: Unseasonably Cold Edition

By Erin E. Templeton ¬†Suddenly, November is halfway over and the end of the semester is looming. In my state, South Carolina, we have had unseasonably cold weather. I know that lows in the upper-20s or low-30s are routine for many of our readers, but it’s very unusual around these parts. In “Down …read more

Nov 01

Weekend Reading: Giraffe edition

By Erin E. Templeton I’m pretty sure that I have seen more images of giraffes this week than I have ever before in my entire life (and that was well before I started looking for an image to use in this post). I’m not alone. Thanks to a viral riddle this week, Facebook …read more

Oct 30

Open Thread Wednesday: iGoogle Alternatives?

By Erin E. Templeton Those of us who have grown accustomed to iGoogle as our homepage (or just visit it on a regular basis) are now increasingly reminded that as of November 1, 2013 the site will be discontinued. That’s this Friday! Several tech sources have offered alternatives for users: <a target=_blank href="http://www.cnet.com.au/best-igoogle-alternatives-339345570.htm" …read more

Oct 04

Weekend Reading: GovernMental Institution Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Happy Friday, ProfHackers! It’s been a topsy-turvy week for many of us, especially George Williams and Ryan Cordell, who have traveled to Washington D. C. to participate in a now-cancelled NEH Digital Humanities Project Directors Meeting. Kudos to the University of Maryland and the Maryland Institute for Technology in …read more

Sep 20

Weekend Reading: Harvest Moon Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Happy weekend, everyone! This week saw a Harvest Moon, September 18-19 and 19-20. The Harvest Moon is the name for the full moon which appears a few days before the autumnal equinox (September 22 in 2013). It is unique not only because of its proximity to the equinox, but …read more

Sep 13

Weekend Reading: Friday the 13th Edition

By Erin E. Templeton Happy Friday the 13th! This week’s Weekend Reading kicks off with a particular point of pride for me. On Tuesday, Converse College announced a “Tuition Reset” for Fall 2014, which will reduce tuition price by 43%. I have been proud to be a part of the Converse community …read more