Podcast discussions concluded

In class:

We will listen to the last 4 podcasts and provide some feedback on them.

Homework:

Blog post #9

Semester of Social Media progress report #2

It has now been a month since progress report #1, and you’ve had the opportunity to engage at least once a week on your blog, twitter, and your 2 chosen social media sites. In this progress report, update the class on these engagements. What have you done on your social media sites so far? What haven’t you done yet that you’re planning to do? Have you used the sites in the ways you expected? What have you learned about social media or anything else through your use? Write 500-700 words and post them to your semester of social media project page.

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Blog Discussion & Podcast Planning

In class

I know some of you didn’t get a chance in your groups to talk about your podcasts yet, so make sure you do that first.

Then read and talk about your blog posts this week. Blog questions for discussion: what has been your favorite post so far? Why? What about this post would you like to repeat in future posts?

Homework

We will listen to the podcasts of Mark, Andrea, & Alex Hans in class Wednesday. Before class, take some time to read over their most recent blog posts.

Here’s the podcast listening schedule if you want to read ahead:

Fri 11/7 Alex Hanb, Loren, Ben

Mon 11/10 Katya, Nate, Kathleen, Grace

Weds 11/12 Laura, Erica, Dana, Lauren L

Fri 11/14 Matt, Lauren F, Brianna, Erika

Podcast examples and Blog discussion

In class

We will listen to Laura & CJ’s podcasts

We will discuss blogs. In groups, discuss your most recent blog posts. Also, how are your blogs coming along? What do you need to inspire you or improve your blogs?

Homework

Visit TSC and get garageband loaded to your iPad for the demo on Wednesday.

Shipka and multimodal soundness

In class: Discussion of Shipka and your ideas for your podcast. Here are the discussion questions:

  • What is the concept of multimodal soundness? Using the questions on page 360, how will you use the 4 elements of sound from McKee to create a podcast that follows the concept of multimodal soundness?
  • How can you use the concept of soundness-for-now to expand on and imagine other possibilities for your digital writing?

Homework

On Weds, we will have a garageband demo. You need to go to Joel Pheasant to get garageband installed on your iPad. Make sure to schedule a couple of minutes with him to do this.

Due Monday is blog post #6 and a professionalism assessment, which should be turned in on hard copy. Here is the prompt:

Write a letter to me assessing your professionalism so far in the class. Your letter should be professional and follow a professional letter format. Address your performance in each of the following areas:

  • Participation in class activities and discussion—your voice and input should be heard

*NOTE: This is a writing class with an emphasis on workshop and discussion. Participation makes up 50% of your professionalism grade. If you do not participate regularly in class, you cannot earn higher than a C in professionalism.

  • Attendance—class time is not optional—show up (see attendance policy for more details)
  • Be on time for class, appointments and group work
  • Preparation for class [readings and assignments should be done, readings should be with you in class, laptops should with you on lab days]
  • Work should be done on time and turned in on time
  • Leadership in class activities should be everyone’s responsibility
  • Leadership in group activities should be everyone’s responsibility
  • Demeanor should reflect support for the class goals and activities
  • Communicating with the instructor and other students in the class should always be respectful especially when you disagree
  • Positive attitudes and behaviors toward the instructor, other class members, and the work are considered essential to learning so basic courtesies are expected, e.g., if you are going to miss a conference, group meeting, appointment call/email to cancel.
  • Communication with the instructor, other students in the class and others who are related to or working with your class should not be considered personal or casual—you are representing more than yourself.

Blog discussion

In class

Read and discuss blogs in groups

Homework

Read Shipka. Brainstorm some ideas for your podcast. In class we will discuss the following:

  • What is the concept of multimodal soundness? Using the questions on page 360, how will you use the 4 elements of sound from McKee to create a podcast that follows the concept of multimodal soundness?
  • How can you use the concept of soundness-for-now to expand on and imagine other possibilities for your digital writing?