A playful, collaborative, monthly podcast on teaching writing and rhetoric in the 21st century
Hosted by Kyle Stedman, Rockford University
Also available on Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/plugs-play-pedagogy) and iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/plugs-play-pedagogy/id909930552).
Episode 12: Video Didn't Kill the Composition Student
Composition classes are getting increasingly multimodal. You can't avoid it--and why would you want to? Visuals, sounds, videos--all are modes of composing that match up with the rhetorical principles we use when teaching alphabetic writing.
In this episode, co-edited with John Silvestro of Miami University, we focus on the practicalities of assigning video projects to your students. First, John interviews Jason Palmeri, director of First-Year Composition at Miami University and author of _Remixing Composition_. Then, John and Kyle chat about an all-text kind of video assignment (??!!). Finally, we'll hear from Crystal VanKooten of Oakland University for an overview of scholarship on video in the composition classroom.
Episode 11: Composing Creatively
Many of us have feet in both the rhetoric/composition community and the creative writing community. To figure out why that is and what we can do about it, I focused this episode around the new book Creative Composition: Inspiration and Techniques for Writing Instruction.
First you'll hear an interview I conducted with one of the book's co-editors, Danita Berg. Then you'll hear 3 short pieces from contributors to the volume: Denise Landrum-Geyer, Anna Leahy, and Shawn Kerivan, all touching on different aspects of the overlap.
Episode 10: Exploring the Past
So I made a thing. An audio thing. An audio thing that I wanted to make and loved making, all about history and spaces and the line between being creepy or not creepy--but I was worried that it didn't have much to do with pedagogy. And this is a show about pedagogy.
So I did what any sensible person would do: I emailed my audio thing to scholars Jody Shipka and Jen Michaels and asked them to record responses--particularly responses that suggested ways to connect my piece to the classroom.
Episode 9: Podcasting with Students
We all know that composition classes are becoming increasingly multimodal. One way teacher/scholars have responded to that turn is by asking students to compose in the serial audio format of podcasting.
This is a practical episode, with lots of ideas. First we'll hear about Faith Kurtyka's success teaching podcasting and social justice to first-year students in the Cortina Community at Creighton University. Then we'll hear one of the assignments shared by Jennifer L. Bowie in her 2012 article on podcasting in the composition classroom. Then the episode ends with a detailed segment from Ryan Trauman, who digs into five excellent articles on podcasting pedagogy.
I hope you're taking notes, because I kind of want to try everything here.
Episode 8: Looking into the Fish Tank: Tiny Encounters at CCCC
At the 2015 meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), I stuck a mic in people's faces and asked them what they care about.
The answers included ideas about specific groups outside our field that we should listen to, specific scholarly directions we could dig further into, and lots of invitations to take part in exciting work.
Teaching with the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives
The Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives collects stories of literacy and makes them available online to scholars, students, and anyone else who wants to listen in.
To learn more about the DALN, we'll hear in this episode from Cynthia Selfe, one of the DALN's founders; Scott Lloyd DeWitt and Kate Comer, two of its earliest supporters and users; and Michael Harker and Ben McCorkle, its current co-directors.
They cover the history of the DALN, discuss scholarly publications that rely on the archive and study its use, and share ideas for using it in composition classrooms of your own.
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Essential Educational Listening
Insightful conversations on pedagogy and the various ways that the digital tools at our disposal can be used to improve teaching. Smooth, conversational style, brilliant guests and a tremendous array of resources. Valuable for any educator, and great listening for anyone who cares about pedagogy.
Essential Podcast for Teachers of Composition, Rhetoric, and Writing Studies
This a fantastic podcast just beginning to find its footing. Kyle Stedman has put in a ton of work not only hosting and producing the show, but also conceptualizing its form and fostering a small, but growing community around it. The information is rich. Stedman doesn’t waste a whole lot of time making the podcast about himself; only to the extent that it helps us understand his own challenges and solutions as they are relevant to the episode topics. Great ethos! There are other podcasts out there focusing on a similar audience, but Plug, Play, Pedagogy is quickly emerging as one of the best produced, and one of the richest in content. Can’t wait to keep listening!