Taking Flight With OWLs

Examining Electronic Writing Center Work

Author: James A. Inman

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 427

Taking Flight With OWLs examines computer technology use in writing centers. Its purpose is to move beyond anecdotal evidence for implementing computer technology in writing centers, presenting carefully considered studies that theorize the move to computer technology and examine technology use in practice. Writing centers occupy a dynamic position at the crossroads of computers and composition, distance education, and composition theory, pulling ideas, theories, and pedagogies from each. Their continuing evolution necessarily involves increasing use of computer technology. The move to computer technology so far has occurred so rapidly that writing center staff and administration have not yet had much time or opportunity to study how and when to infuse it into their programs. The need for this collection is evident: Writing center practitioners have long discussed their roles in relation to their supporting institutions; now they are challenged to explore--even reinvent--their roles as computer technologies transform centers and institutions. In exploring varied stages of technology-infusion through field-based accounts, this volume offers readers an important and unique resource.

Taking Flight with OWLs

Examining Electronic Writing Center Work

Author: James A. Inman

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

View: 793

Examines computer technology use in writing centers to move beyond anecdotal evidence for implementing computer tech in writing centers. Presents carefully considered studies that theorize the move to computer tech & examine tech use in practice.

The Wisdom of Owls

Good Advice As You Take Flight

Author: Debbie Mumm

Publisher: Sellers Pub Incorporated


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 64

View: 314

The Wisdom of Owls is a great gift for anyone who is taking a next big step in their life, whether it be a graduation from school, a new job, or a great new adventure. We all graduate from one phase of life to another, and The Wisdom of Owls celebrates these transitions with advice from notable authors and teachers.

Taking Flight!

Master the DISC Styles to Transform Your Career, Your Relationships...Your Life

Author: Merrick Rosenberg

Publisher: FT Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 811

Use DISC to discover profound hidden patterns of human behavioral style, gain deeper self-awareness, maximize your personal strengths, and influence others more powerfully than ever before! Taking Flight illuminates the proven DISC four-style model of human behavior, and shows how to use it to become a far more effective leader, salesperson, or teacher; revitalize your career; build deeper personal relationships; fully leverage your natural gifts, and empower everyone around you. Drawing on their immense experience coaching executives and training world-class organizations, Merrick Rosenberg and Daniel Silvert introduce DISC through a fable that's quick, fun, and easy-to-understand. You'll discover why you "click" with some people and "clank" with others, and what really drives your decisions and actions. You'll learn exactly how to identify others' behavioral styles and choose the best ways to interact with them. You'll walk through creating a personal action plan for improvement -- and then systematically making the most of your strengths, working around your weaknesses, and supercharging your personal performance! If you're already familiar with DISC, this book will help you use it more effectively than ever before. If you're new to DISC, it will change your life -- just as it has for thousands before you!

Ease and Joy of Use for Complex Systems at Siemens

A Special Double Issue of the international Journal of Human-computer Interaction

Author: Heidi Kr”mker

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 798

At the Human Computer Interaction Conference, Siemens Corporate Technology's user-interface design was introduced. Siemens is one of the world's largest electrical engineering companies and one of the richest in tradition. The conference also offered the opportunity to get to know something about industrial research through an onsite visit. A result of the conference, the articles in this special issue document some of the projects that are currently being worked on.

Florida Burrowing Owls

Author: Betty Gilbert

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc


Category: Nature


View: 175

This book depicts the everyday life of the burrowing owls. It details their family unity living conditions and trials to survive in our modern world. I hope you will enjoy reading and learning about these unique, precious owls lives as much as I enjoyed all the days I spent taking pictures of them.

Taking Flight

A History of Birds and People in the Heart of America

Author: Michael Edmonds

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society


Category: Nature

Page: 295

View: 706

A dynamic account of ornithological history in America’s heartland. Today, more than fifty million Americans traipse through wetlands at dawn, endure clouds of mosquitoes, and brave freezing autumn winds just to catch a glimpse of a bird. The human desire to connect with winged creatures defies age and generation. In the Midwest, humans and birds have lived together for more than twelve thousand years. Taking Flight explores how and why people have worshipped, feared, studied, hunted, eaten, and protected the birds that surrounded them. Author and birder Michael Edmonds has combed archaeological reports, missionaries’ journals, travelers’ letters, early scientific treatises, the memoirs of American Indian elders, and the folklore of hunters, farmers, and formerly enslaved people throughout the Midwest to reveal how our ancestors thought about the very same birds we see today. Whether you’re a casual bird-watcher, a hard-core life-lister, or simply someone who loves the outdoors, you’ll look at birds differently after reading this book.

Meat Eaters

Raptors, Sharks, and Crocodiles

Author: John P. Rafferty Associate Editor, Earth Sciences

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 444

This volume examines the various species in the sea and air that rely on hunting and scavenging to be successful predators.

Learning and Teaching Writing Online

Strategies for Success

Author: Mary Deane

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 477

This volume explores the challenges facing practitioners in higher education who use online environments and explores strategies for enhancing the experience of learners. The book focuses on online feedback, collaboration, and course design.

Owls For Kids - Amazing Animal Books For Young Readers

Author: Rachel Smith

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 35

View: 397

Owls For Kids - Amazing Animal Books For Young Readers Table of Contents Introduction What are owls? What do owls look like? What do owls eat? Where do owls live? True owls versus barn owls Northern hawk-owl Burrowing owl Barking owl Great horned owl Eurasian eagle-owl Fearful owl Barn owl Snowy owl Conclusion Author Bio Introduction Something about owls excites the human imagination. For a very long time, owls have been the symbols of wisdom in some cultures. They are also considered omens of bad luck in others. It was the symbol of the Ancient Greek goddess Athena, and in recent times a picture or figure of an owl has been popular as jewelry. But the owl is a creature that is not mysterious, with a little research. They behave a lot like other birds that hunt, only most of them do it at night. If you've ever wondered about the sometimes cherished, sometimes feared creature of the night, there's a lot you can learn about the owl, in all its different forms.

Virtual Peer Review

Teaching and Learning about Writing in Online Environments

Author: Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch

Publisher: SUNY Press


Category: Education

Page: 197

View: 430

Offers a thorough look at peer review in virtual environments.


Author: Gillian Houghton

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 667

Describes the physical characteristics of owls, where various species can be found, their behavior, and myths about them.

Computers and Writing

The Cyborg Era

Author: James A. Inman

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 889

In this book, James A. Inman explores the landscape of the contemporary computers and writing community. Its six chapters engage critical issues, including redefining the community's generally accepted history, connecting its contemporary innovators with its long-standing spirit of innovation, advocating for increased access and diversity, and more. Between chapters, readers will find "Community Voices" sections, which provide a snapshot of the contemporary computers and writing community and introduce, in a non-hierarchical form, more than 100 of its members from around the world, in their own voices. Computers and Writing: The Cyborg Era features a simultaneous emphasis on individuals, communities, and contexts they share; a creative rethinking of the character and values of the computers and writing community; a holistic exploration of meaning-making; and an activist approach to pedagogy. It is a must-read book for anyone interested in rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy, including faculty, graduate students, and colleagues in professions outside the academy.

Foundational Practices of Online Writing Instruction

Author: Beth L. Hewett

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC


Category: Education

Page: 601

View: 647

Foundational Practices in Online Writing Instruction addresses administrators’ and instructors’ questions for developing online writing programs and courses. Written by experts in the field, this book uniquely attends to issues of inclusive and accessible online writing instruction in technology-enhanced settings, as well as teaching with mobile technologies and multimodal compositions.

Center Will Hold

Author: Michael Pemberton

Publisher: University Press of Colorado


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 442

In The Center Will Hold, Pemberton and Kinkead have compiled a major volume of essays on the signal issues of scholarship that have established the writing center field and that the field must successfully address in the coming decade. The new century opens with new institutional, demographic, and financial challenges, and writing centers, in order to hold and extend their contribution to research, teaching, and service, must continuously engage those challenges. Appropriately, the editors offer the work of Muriel Harris as a key pivot point in the emergence of writing centers as sites of pedagogy and research. The volume develops themes that Harris first brought to the field, and contributors here offer explicit recognition of the role that Harris has played in the development of writing center theory and practice. But they also use her work as a springboard from which to provide reflective, descriptive, and predictive looks at the field.

Taking Flight

Author: Julia Green

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 65

View: 808

Taking Flight is a story about love, loss and dealing with death. Luke goes to see his grandpa every day after school. He likes it there, and especially enjoys helping with Grandpa's pigeons. But Grandpa gets sick and muddled and needs more than Luke's help. When he goes into hospital, events take a turn for the worse and suddenly Luke has to grow up very fast...

Owls of the World - A Photographic Guide

Second Edition

Author: Heimo Mikkola

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Science

Page: 536

View: 578

Having trouble separating your scops from your screech owls, Tengmalm's from Tawny Owl or Collared and Spotted Owlets? Then this is the book for you. Owls of the World is the ultimate photographic resource dedicated to the identification of these charismatic, largely nocturnal birds of prey. This book contains lavish and spectacular photography from dozens of the world's finest natural history photographers, covering all of the world's 268 species of owls; particular attention is given to subspecific differences, sexing and ageing. The photos are accompanied by concise text on the identification, habitat, food, distribution and voice of these birds, along with accurate range maps. In this second edition, recent changes to owl taxonomy are incorporated with full descriptions (and images) of a number of new species, plus a several new photographs to improve this book's amazing photographic coverage still further. This is the definitive work on owl identification – no birder's bookshelf should be without it!

A Guide to Creating Student-staffed Writing Centers, Grades 6-12

Author: Richard Kent

Publisher: Peter Lang


Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 722

Writing centers are places where writers work with each other in an effort to develop ideas, discover a thesis, overcome procrastination, create an outline, or revise a draft. Ultimately, writing centers help students become more effective writers. Visit any college or university in the United States and chances are there is a writing center available to students, staff, and community members. A Guide to Creating Student-Staffed Writing Centers, Grades 6-12 is a how-to and, ultimately, a why-to book for middle school and high school educators as well as for English/language arts teacher candidates and their methods instructors. Writing centers support students and their busy teachers while emphasizing and supporting writing across the curriculum.