All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘digital composition’

An introduction to the pedagogy and practice of Digital Storytelling

To avoid the problem of having to update the same info in multiple locations, I’ve moved my digital storytelling presentation notes to this post on Teaching Digital Writing. Faculty: If you’re thinking of offering Digital Storytelling as an option for student projects, I’d love to come to your class and offer an overview of the how’s and why’s as relevant …

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The Multimodality of Gender

Multimodality of Gender from Amy Goodloe on Vimeo. This is the “Concept in 60 Seconds” video I made for DMAC 2011. We had about two days to make these, and they had to explain the concept of multimodality using audio and video from separate sources. I found all the video and audio footage on, and I made the “girly …

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Using Google Docs to collaborate on cool animated presentations

I just saw this on Elise’s blog and thought I’d share it here. The video gives a great demonstration of how you can collaborate with others on a project, no matter where they are. But more than that, it shows that Google Docs is has some pretty nifty animation options that I didn’t know about! Google Demo Slam: Epic Docs …

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Video essays

This semester I gave students the option to develop their final projects using whatever mode of delivery seemed appropriate to their message. Some chose to write traditional print-based essays, some chose to make PowerPoint presentations, and some chose to make videos. Some of the videos were mini documentaries about issues such as identity based on sexual orientation or cross cultural …

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“Why Teach Digital Writing?”

The WIDE Research Center Collective. “Why Teach Digital Writing?” Kairos 10 (Fall 2005). This article helps to clarify the differences in the theory and practice of writing for print vs. writing online.

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Wikis for collaborative writing and publishing

A wiki is a web site with pages that can be easily edited by anyone the site owner grants permission to, without the users needing to know anything about HTML.  The user clicks “edit” to make changes to a page, types the changes into an editing window, and then uses a toolbar with options similar to what’s available in a word …

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If today's fifth graders are making video documentaries instead of writing research papers, what will count as "writing" by the time they arrive at college?