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Chris Friend
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Attends University of Central Florida
Lives in Orlando, FL
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This Friday, let's stir up some trouble/dissent/conversation about grading.
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Trying to bridge the vocabulary divide between what I say and what my students think I mean. Let's talk about research, studies, and experiments, shall we?
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How much guidance is the right amount in an assignment? Where's the balance between student creativity and teacher instruction?
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A little friendly competition over proper reference formatting style for an image hosted on a social network being used in a webtext led to this little complaint about the silliness of APA style in an online world.
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How would teachers' assignment sheets hold up if they were held to the same standards of originality and peer review as student work?
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With inspiration (and artwork) from UCF's Kelvin Thompson, I offer my thoughts on badges in writing courses. (TL;DR: Not a fan.)
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Thoughts on course outcomes. I like 'em; others don't. Is it a difference of expectations, or do we just need to phrase our outcomes better?
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Is it “blended” or “hybrid”? The disciplinary differences in denotation.
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I know Bloom's original taxonomy got updated in the 1990s, but I think the original applies best to writing classes. Evaluation of writing is tough. Try peer review and see for yourself.
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Moving a class online can bring misery or excitement. Here’s a way to avoid the trap.
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English/Composition Teacher
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  • University of Central Florida
    Graduate Teaching Associate, 2011 - present
  • Seminole County Public Schools
    English Teacher, 2000 - 2012
  • The Walt Disney Company
    Front-Line Cast (Operations & Entertainment), 1996 - 2012
  • Apple Inc.
    Various, 2002 - 2009
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Orlando, FL
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Slidell, LA - Tarentum, PA - Clearwater, FL - Winter Springs, FL
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Stayed in school, like he was told to. Was he ever supposed to leave?
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I teach (Graduate Teaching Associate in First-Year Composition); I write (Managing Editor & occasional contributor for Hybrid Pedagogy; author of Thinking Allowed) I learn (PhD candidate in UCF's Texts & Technology program); I geek out (Apple/Disney/NASA fan).
Education
  • University of Central Florida
    PhD in English (Texts and Technology), 7 - present
  • Oviedo High School
    1996
  • University of Central Florida
    BA in English (Creative Writing), 7 - 4
  • University of Central Florida
    MEd in Curriculum and Instruction (Gifted Ed), 7 - 11
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