Spent most of my time today reading drafts, offering feedback on them, and then walking around to students hunched over tablets or pecking away at keyboards and offering help and encouragement.
Not a bad way to spend a day. Not bad at all.
I even was able to put up a student's essay and then help show him (and the class) how to delve in and - as Tom Romano stays - "explode the moment" with detail, dialogue, humor, thoughts, voice, and descriptions.
Then I put up the introduction to my McEssay essay. I had a few kids in the lab confess to me that they were so interested in it that they were wondering if I could print off some more copies so they could finish it. Now if the people at Information Age Publishing would like it that much!