Project Unit Plan & Rubric My group made an assignment based on the idea of moving from persuasive writing to persuasive multimedia / audiovisual presentations. Our original discussion centered on moviemaking techniques, but the example project is a slideshow due to time constraints. The main idea is the same - a project that attempts … Continue reading Course 3 Project
I think a lot of the projects we do in MS Humanities involve remixing, reworking and parodying existing materials. Students are really good at quickly copying things and putting their own spin on it - in a good way. To use a relatively low-tech example, here's a G6 student's imitation National Geographic article for our … Continue reading Remixing
One infographic I've used in class recently is this 3-D plotting of millions of player deaths in a particular videogame. Can a video be an infographic? If so, I think this is one. I used it to try to make a point about maps. How versatile they can be - how useful knowing how to … Continue reading Infographics
I'm currently playing a couple of Japanese video games that are more "visual novel" than game. The gameplay is mostly reading text while pictures of the characters move around a bit to sound effects and music (that's the English version of Phoenix Wright 2 above). It's got me thinking about digital storytelling and its uses in … Continue reading Digital Storytelling Natives?
After a bit of thought I'm finding that the topic of using new visual techniques in my presentations is a tough idea for me to wrap my head around. So as usual I'll just start writing and see what happens. I'm constantly displaying and discussing images and videos in class (see previous post), but I … Continue reading Presentation Then (and now)