First Year LiveJournal Entries- Take 1

Hi First Years:
here are a few thoughts about your progress in LiveJournal since the beginning of semester. Most of you have now mastered the tasks of uploading and of making your LiveJournal look visually interesting. Some of you are still to learn the “art” of uploading images into your LJ. Images can really support a poem or a story; they can also personalize your space. Overall I am very pleased with the extent to which many of you have responded to the suggestions I have made each week and are starting to develop your own creativity in a variety of ways: effective interpretations of texts; poems and stories based on your own experiences and often inspired by a poem or story read in class; valuable commentaries on the work of one of your LJ friends. The best Journals have been those in which students have been very consistent in their entries, improving from week to week, learning from their friends and experimenting in a variety of ways. So if your marks are down then the reason is probably because you are not using the technology as fully as you could be. Reading through all these journals has been a wonderful insight into the joys, difficulties and achievements of 107 first year students!!…. Now for the good news: I have enlisted the help of a team of 2nd and 3rd year students who are going to shortly help you more directly in your LiveJournal work. Using LiveJournal “Blogs” in a Literature Unit is an innovative use of cutting -edge technology and I am keen to help you get as much from using LiveJournal as you possibly can; it is clearly something that many of you will be using with your own students in years to come… so be ready for the Help Team who will be coming your way very very soon!!!!!
…………………………And let me say here that I believe that LiveJournal, when used as a support to literature teaching, allows you to deepen your understanding of the texts you are reading by prompting you to informally express your insight and to share this with others; I also believe that LiveJournal -with its immediate audience- empowers you to create your own literature, helping you to be less fearful of giving voice to your experience, thereby deepening your understanding of the creative power of language and of form- there is no better way of knowing how poetry works than to write your own poem and have its qualities discussed by your teachers and your peers; I believe finally that LiveJournal helps you in your social networking and collaborative learning- never before in my more than thirty years of teaching have I seen a class get to know each other and their creative ideas so quickly…. so keep a keen eye and ear open for that team that is about to streamline and HELP this process even more!!!!
Ciao
MG

  62 comments for “First Year LiveJournal Entries- Take 1

  1. April 26, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    Hi MG

    i’ve sent you an email in regard to this as well but it seems you have not been getting my emails as you have yet to respond to a number of them.

    I just want to make sure you got my assignment. Please let me know.

    From Leonie Morrison

    • April 26, 2007 at 9:54 pm

      Hi Leonie— glad to get this message…. you say you have sent an email in regard to “this”… what is “this”…. are you wishing to be part of the “Help” group? That would be fantastic….. assignment… which one are we talking about? Faustus?…. I will check today….
      Cheers
      Michael

    • April 26, 2007 at 9:54 pm

      Hi Leonie— glad to get this message…. you say you have sent an email in regard to “this”… what is “this”…. are you wishing to be part of the “Help” group? That would be fantastic….. assignment… which one are we talking about? Faustus?…. I will check today….
      Cheers
      Michael

    • April 26, 2007 at 9:54 pm

      Hi Leonie— glad to get this message…. you say you have sent an email in regard to “this”… what is “this”…. are you wishing to be part of the “Help” group? That would be fantastic….. assignment… which one are we talking about? Faustus?…. I will check today….
      Cheers
      Michael

  2. April 26, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    Hi MG

    i’ve sent you an email in regard to this as well but it seems you have not been getting my emails as you have yet to respond to a number of them.

    I just want to make sure you got my assignment. Please let me know.

    From Leonie Morrison

  3. April 26, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    Hi MG

    i’ve sent you an email in regard to this as well but it seems you have not been getting my emails as you have yet to respond to a number of them.

    I just want to make sure you got my assignment. Please let me know.

    From Leonie Morrison

  4. April 26, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    Hi MG

    i’ve sent you an email in regard to this as well but it seems you have not been getting my emails as you have yet to respond to a number of them.

    I just want to make sure you got my assignment. Please let me know.

    From Leonie Morrison

    • April 26, 2007 at 9:54 pm

      Hi Leonie— glad to get this message…. you say you have sent an email in regard to “this”… what is “this”…. are you wishing to be part of the “Help” group? That would be fantastic….. assignment… which one are we talking about? Faustus?…. I will check today….
      Cheers
      Michael

  5. April 26, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    Hi MG

    i’ve sent you an email in regard to this as well but it seems you have not been getting my emails as you have yet to respond to a number of them.

    I just want to make sure you got my assignment. Please let me know.

    From Leonie Morrison

    • April 26, 2007 at 9:54 pm

      Hi Leonie— glad to get this message…. you say you have sent an email in regard to “this”… what is “this”…. are you wishing to be part of the “Help” group? That would be fantastic….. assignment… which one are we talking about? Faustus?…. I will check today….
      Cheers
      Michael

  6. April 26, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    Hi MG

    i’ve sent you an email in regard to this as well but it seems you have not been getting my emails as you have yet to respond to a number of them.

    I just want to make sure you got my assignment. Please let me know.

    From Leonie Morrison

    • April 26, 2007 at 9:54 pm

      Hi Leonie— glad to get this message…. you say you have sent an email in regard to “this”… what is “this”…. are you wishing to be part of the “Help” group? That would be fantastic….. assignment… which one are we talking about? Faustus?…. I will check today….
      Cheers
      Michael

  7. April 26, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    Hi MG

    i’ve sent you an email in regard to this as well but it seems you have not been getting my emails as you have yet to respond to a number of them.

    I just want to make sure you got my assignment. Please let me know.

    From Leonie Morrison

  8. April 26, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    Hi MG

    i’ve sent you an email in regard to this as well but it seems you have not been getting my emails as you have yet to respond to a number of them.

    I just want to make sure you got my assignment. Please let me know.

    From Leonie Morrison

    • April 26, 2007 at 9:54 pm

      Hi Leonie— glad to get this message…. you say you have sent an email in regard to “this”… what is “this”…. are you wishing to be part of the “Help” group? That would be fantastic….. assignment… which one are we talking about? Faustus?…. I will check today….
      Cheers
      Michael

  9. April 26, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    Hi Leonie— glad to get this message…. you say you have sent an email in regard to “this”… what is “this”…. are you wishing to be part of the “Help” group? That would be fantastic….. assignment… which one are we talking about? Faustus?…. I will check today….
    Cheers
    Michael

  10. April 26, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Cool Vid.

    Although I know it’s been put there purely as a way of illustrating a point you just can’t go past a good Beatles song.

    • April 27, 2007 at 12:28 am

      Re: Cool Vid.

      John: Exactly!…. I grew up with these songs circulating in my brain.. they are still fantastic…
      Cheers
      Michael

    • April 27, 2007 at 12:28 am

      Re: Cool Vid.

      John: Exactly!…. I grew up with these songs circulating in my brain.. they are still fantastic…
      Cheers
      Michael

    • April 27, 2007 at 12:28 am

      Re: Cool Vid.

      John: Exactly!…. I grew up with these songs circulating in my brain.. they are still fantastic…
      Cheers
      Michael

  11. April 26, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Cool Vid.

    Although I know it’s been put there purely as a way of illustrating a point you just can’t go past a good Beatles song.

  12. April 26, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Cool Vid.

    Although I know it’s been put there purely as a way of illustrating a point you just can’t go past a good Beatles song.

  13. April 26, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Cool Vid.

    Although I know it’s been put there purely as a way of illustrating a point you just can’t go past a good Beatles song.

    • April 27, 2007 at 12:28 am

      Re: Cool Vid.

      John: Exactly!…. I grew up with these songs circulating in my brain.. they are still fantastic…
      Cheers
      Michael

  14. April 26, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Cool Vid.

    Although I know it’s been put there purely as a way of illustrating a point you just can’t go past a good Beatles song.

    • April 27, 2007 at 12:28 am

      Re: Cool Vid.

      John: Exactly!…. I grew up with these songs circulating in my brain.. they are still fantastic…
      Cheers
      Michael

  15. April 26, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Cool Vid.

    Although I know it’s been put there purely as a way of illustrating a point you just can’t go past a good Beatles song.

    • April 27, 2007 at 12:28 am

      Re: Cool Vid.

      John: Exactly!…. I grew up with these songs circulating in my brain.. they are still fantastic…
      Cheers
      Michael

  16. April 26, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Cool Vid.

    Although I know it’s been put there purely as a way of illustrating a point you just can’t go past a good Beatles song.

  17. April 26, 2007 at 11:19 pm

    Cool Vid.

    Although I know it’s been put there purely as a way of illustrating a point you just can’t go past a good Beatles song.

    • April 27, 2007 at 12:28 am

      Re: Cool Vid.

      John: Exactly!…. I grew up with these songs circulating in my brain.. they are still fantastic…
      Cheers
      Michael

  18. April 27, 2007 at 12:28 am

    Re: Cool Vid.

    John: Exactly!…. I grew up with these songs circulating in my brain.. they are still fantastic…
    Cheers
    Michael

  19. April 28, 2007 at 8:07 am

    Wow that is pretty clever how you put the You Tube in. I wish I could do technlogical things like that in my journal. Anyway it was a nice touch for the week and I know some of the Beatles songs and this one is great!

    • Anonymous
      April 28, 2007 at 12:56 pm

      Hi Maddy- putting in UTube is actually dead easy… you simply go to the song or whatever you like in UTube and then you will notice there is a code next to it. You simply copy this code into your LiveJournal and hey-presto… there it is……
      If you have difficulties I will be happy to show you this….
      Cheers
      Michael

    • Anonymous
      April 28, 2007 at 12:56 pm

      Hi Maddy- putting in UTube is actually dead easy… you simply go to the song or whatever you like in UTube and then you will notice there is a code next to it. You simply copy this code into your LiveJournal and hey-presto… there it is……
      If you have difficulties I will be happy to show you this….
      Cheers
      Michael

    • Anonymous
      April 28, 2007 at 12:56 pm

      Hi Maddy- putting in UTube is actually dead easy… you simply go to the song or whatever you like in UTube and then you will notice there is a code next to it. You simply copy this code into your LiveJournal and hey-presto… there it is……
      If you have difficulties I will be happy to show you this….
      Cheers
      Michael

    • April 28, 2007 at 12:57 pm

      Hi Maddy- putting in UTube is actually dead easy… you simply go to the song or whatever you like in UTube and then you will notice there is a code next to it. You simply copy this code into your LiveJournal and hey-presto… there it is……
      If you have difficulties I will be happy to show you this….
      Cheers
      Michael

    • April 28, 2007 at 12:57 pm

      Hi Maddy- putting in UTube is actually dead easy… you simply go to the song or whatever you like in UTube and then you will notice there is a code next to it. You simply copy this code into your LiveJournal and hey-presto… there it is……
      If you have difficulties I will be happy to show you this….
      Cheers
      Michael

    • April 28, 2007 at 12:57 pm

      Hi Maddy- putting in UTube is actually dead easy… you simply go to the song or whatever you like in UTube and then you will notice there is a code next to it. You simply copy this code into your LiveJournal and hey-presto… there it is……
      If you have difficulties I will be happy to show you this….
      Cheers
      Michael

  20. April 28, 2007 at 8:07 am

    Wow that is pretty clever how you put the You Tube in. I wish I could do technlogical things like that in my journal. Anyway it was a nice touch for the week and I know some of the Beatles songs and this one is great!

  21. April 28, 2007 at 8:07 am

    Wow that is pretty clever how you put the You Tube in. I wish I could do technlogical things like that in my journal. Anyway it was a nice touch for the week and I know some of the Beatles songs and this one is great!

  22. April 28, 2007 at 8:07 am

    Wow that is pretty clever how you put the You Tube in. I wish I could do technlogical things like that in my journal. Anyway it was a nice touch for the week and I know some of the Beatles songs and this one is great!

    • Anonymous
      April 28, 2007 at 12:56 pm

      Hi Maddy- putting in UTube is actually dead easy… you simply go to the song or whatever you like in UTube and then you will notice there is a code next to it. You simply copy this code into your LiveJournal and hey-presto… there it is……
      If you have difficulties I will be happy to show you this….
      Cheers
      Michael

    • April 28, 2007 at 12:57 pm

      Hi Maddy- putting in UTube is actually dead easy… you simply go to the song or whatever you like in UTube and then you will notice there is a code next to it. You simply copy this code into your LiveJournal and hey-presto… there it is……
      If you have difficulties I will be happy to show you this….
      Cheers
      Michael

  23. April 28, 2007 at 8:07 am

    Wow that is pretty clever how you put the You Tube in. I wish I could do technlogical things like that in my journal. Anyway it was a nice touch for the week and I know some of the Beatles songs and this one is great!

    • Anonymous
      April 28, 2007 at 12:56 pm

      Hi Maddy- putting in UTube is actually dead easy… you simply go to the song or whatever you like in UTube and then you will notice there is a code next to it. You simply copy this code into your LiveJournal and hey-presto… there it is……
      If you have difficulties I will be happy to show you this….
      Cheers
      Michael

    • April 28, 2007 at 12:57 pm

      Hi Maddy- putting in UTube is actually dead easy… you simply go to the song or whatever you like in UTube and then you will notice there is a code next to it. You simply copy this code into your LiveJournal and hey-presto… there it is……
      If you have difficulties I will be happy to show you this….
      Cheers
      Michael

  24. April 28, 2007 at 8:07 am

    Wow that is pretty clever how you put the You Tube in. I wish I could do technlogical things like that in my journal. Anyway it was a nice touch for the week and I know some of the Beatles songs and this one is great!

    • Anonymous
      April 28, 2007 at 12:56 pm

      Hi Maddy- putting in UTube is actually dead easy… you simply go to the song or whatever you like in UTube and then you will notice there is a code next to it. You simply copy this code into your LiveJournal and hey-presto… there it is……
      If you have difficulties I will be happy to show you this….
      Cheers
      Michael

    • April 28, 2007 at 12:57 pm

      Hi Maddy- putting in UTube is actually dead easy… you simply go to the song or whatever you like in UTube and then you will notice there is a code next to it. You simply copy this code into your LiveJournal and hey-presto… there it is……
      If you have difficulties I will be happy to show you this….
      Cheers
      Michael

  25. April 28, 2007 at 8:07 am

    Wow that is pretty clever how you put the You Tube in. I wish I could do technlogical things like that in my journal. Anyway it was a nice touch for the week and I know some of the Beatles songs and this one is great!

  26. April 28, 2007 at 8:07 am

    Wow that is pretty clever how you put the You Tube in. I wish I could do technlogical things like that in my journal. Anyway it was a nice touch for the week and I know some of the Beatles songs and this one is great!

    • Anonymous
      April 28, 2007 at 12:56 pm

      Hi Maddy- putting in UTube is actually dead easy… you simply go to the song or whatever you like in UTube and then you will notice there is a code next to it. You simply copy this code into your LiveJournal and hey-presto… there it is……
      If you have difficulties I will be happy to show you this….
      Cheers
      Michael

    • April 28, 2007 at 12:57 pm

      Hi Maddy- putting in UTube is actually dead easy… you simply go to the song or whatever you like in UTube and then you will notice there is a code next to it. You simply copy this code into your LiveJournal and hey-presto… there it is……
      If you have difficulties I will be happy to show you this….
      Cheers
      Michael

  27. Anonymous
    April 28, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    Hi Maddy- putting in UTube is actually dead easy… you simply go to the song or whatever you like in UTube and then you will notice there is a code next to it. You simply copy this code into your LiveJournal and hey-presto… there it is……
    If you have difficulties I will be happy to show you this….
    Cheers
    Michael

  28. April 28, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    Hi Maddy- putting in UTube is actually dead easy… you simply go to the song or whatever you like in UTube and then you will notice there is a code next to it. You simply copy this code into your LiveJournal and hey-presto… there it is……
    If you have difficulties I will be happy to show you this….
    Cheers
    Michael

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