Teaching Complex Sentence Structure

Thinking through the best approach for the high school ELA classroom… As a high school English teacher with 15 years of experience, I still struggle with the best way to teach my students how to use complex sentence structures in their writings. What is the best way to help students vary sentence structure and demonstrate …

Access to multimodal texts in the Smithsonian Learning Lab

ENGL 621 Technology and Literacy-Final Presentation While some may argue that the Smithsonian Learning Lab is a database rather than an individual text, I feel this site is appropriate for our purposes in 621 as it is a collection of many different types of texts. Because it allows access to remediated versions of artworks, alphabetic …

Multimodal process creates multimodal product

My 621 presentation-making journey So it’s likely you are wondering what these three images have in common. They all represent the creative process that I have gone through today as I have been working on my final project for 621. As I have been developing ideas for my presentation, each of these has some connection …

Disagree with Plato?!

Can I do that? SOCRATES: I cannot help feeling, Phaedrus, that writing is unfortunately like painting; for the creations of the painter have the attitude of life, and yet if you ask them a question they preserve a solemn silence. Plato. Phaedrus. Trans. B. Jowett. Project Gutenberg. Updated Jan 15, 2013. Web Do these images …

The Importance of Images for textual understanding

Thus the visual presentation of a text was considered, at least by the learned, to be a part of its meaning, not limited to the illustrations of its themes or subjects but necessary to its proper reading, its ability-to be significant and memorable (Carruthers 224) . This week I began my journey through my summer …

Box Logic Remediation Project

Interfacing in Education For my Box Logic Remediation Project, I chose to do an iMovie that presents a fundamental, scholarly review of interface in classroom discussion. It gives an overview of why both electronic discussion boards and more traditional classroom discussions are beneficial in the classroom. I chose to use iMovie to create this video …

My ever-evolving relationship with literacy

I have to publish something on YouTube? So this was me after reading that I had to create a YouTube video. I think it’s interesting after all the discussions we have had in ENGL 629 about multi-modalities, I still hate the sound of my own voice on an audio or video recording. The experience was …

Down the virtual rabbit hole

Remediation of interface leads to virtual experience This week’s readings introduced us to the concept of mapping, and while I found the readings really interesting, I decided to go back a little further to chase my rabbit this week. In last week’s box logic notes, I started looking at remediation of interface and why we …

Inside the box: exploring the purpose of remediation

Box Logic Notes #3 Why do we remediate interface? “In fully immersive virtual reality, the whole interface is an expression of this freedom to move” (Bolter and Grusin 243-244). This week, I began to really delve into why certain interfaces continue to evolve. Why do we really feel the need to have that immediacy in …

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