Yair Solan

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  • I had a similar reaction, Zakia, and similar reservations about the James Gee chapter from his What Video Games Have to Teach us about Learning and Literacy. As Gee suggests, there is no doubt that video gaming is — or, perhaps more accurately, can be — utilized as a form of “multimodal literacy par excellence” […]

  • ysolan commented on the blog post Beyond Grammar 7 years, 6 months ago

    Like Camila and Chris, I also found Evans’s article to be among the more helpful readings from this week, particularly because it suggested a number of activities for the classroom which tackle grammar issues as well as the productive way she connected grammar and usage to ideas and not simply as an end in itself. […]

  • I have similar apprehensions about collaborate learning, Hillary, though I suppose that depends on the specific kind of collaborative practices we’re talking about. On the one hand, there’s feedback through collaboration (peer review workshops) which – even allowing for the differences in “criteria and stances in judging student work” (309) that…[Read more]

  • I also found the Peter Elbow piece to be quite interesting, Matt. And timely, too, as I will soon have to comment on and grade my students’ first formal paper of the semester. Among the points I found most helpful in Elbow’s article was his observation that “students can seldom benefit from criticism of more […]