Week 7 Activities

By Thursday 7/21:

  • Produce your first DS106 Daily Create
    • Tweet your Daily Create to #ds106 and #ILT5340
    • Use Hypothesis and add your first Daily Create as a public annotation to this blog post

By Friday 7/22:

  • Blog about your DS106 Assignment Bank creation. For Week 6 and Week 7 you will be pursuing your own storytelling interests, and are welcome to select any assignment from any category.
    • Your assignment should explore your chosen storytelling theme
    • Follow these DS106 blogging guidelines, and promote your blog via Twitter (#ds106 and #ILT5340)
  • Read either McIntosh (1989) or Nilsson (2010); you’re also welcome to read both.
  • Add your Hypothesis web annotations to this week’s course readings (both required and recommended)
    • We’ll be annotating – as we did during Week 1 – as one large group using “Summer 16 ILT5340” (and not a, b, c, and d)
    • You’re encouraged to engage with recommended readings via public (not private group) Hypothesis annotations
  • Blog your response to our course readings and your interest-driven scholarship (for grad students only)
    • Your interest-driven scholarship should explore your chosen storytelling theme
    • Follow our Criteria for Reading Responses (in Canvas)
  • Blog your Week 7 story critique
    • Your story critique should explore and critique a story related to your chosen theme
    • Follow our Criteria for Critiques of Digital Stories (in Canvas)

By Sunday 7/24:

  • Produce your second DS106 Daily Create
    • Tweet your Daily Create to #ds106 and #ILT5340
    • Use Hypothesis and add your second Daily Create as a public annotation to this blog post
  • Use Hypothesis to annotate 2 of your colleagues’ story critiques
    • Annotate blog posts from any peer in our course (and not a, b, c, and d)
    • Post your response annotations to our large group using the “Summer 16 ILT5340” private group
  • Use Hypothesis to annotate 2 of your colleagues’ reading responses
    • Annotate blog posts from any peer in our course (and not a, b, c, and d)
    • Post your response annotations to our large group using the “Summer 16 ILT5340” private group
  • Write your Week 7 reflective summary
    • Follow our Criteria for Weekly Reflections (in Canvas)
    • You are welcome to either blog this reflective summary or to send privately to Lisa and Remi via email
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Finding Voice in Digital Stories

Happy Sunday Digital Storytellers!

It’s been an eventful past few months around the world. There are always world happenings, but you can’t deny that recently there has been a lot happening in the world. From international affairs such as the Turkish military coup to the most recent terror attack in France. There’s also a lot happening at home with the Orlando shooting and the impending presidential election. We’ve also had some happy stories in the news recently, Pokemon Go has had a great reception and is bringing people together like never before, and the NASA Juno spacecraft made it to Jupiter and is sending back stunning images.

There’s no doubt that with our constant digital connectivity we are surrounded by digital stories. It’s easy to get caught up in the fuss of it all, and get overwhelmed with everything that’s being thrown at us. But what’s important is listening for the voice in these digital stories. There are a lot of fluff pieces, or stories that are masked as advertisements, but the really good digital stories are the ones with a voice. You know it when you see it. It evokes emotion, any kind of emotion. Some stories will make you happy, sad, joyful, and maybe even angry. They suck you in and don’t let got. These digital stories are the ones with voice, and sometimes really loud voices.

This week we had one of these digital stories shared with our class. Remi shared a personal story about his recent experience with the COLTT conference organizers. His story is a good story, he uses his voice and evokes emotion. I felt upset after reading his story, not because Remi is a colleague, but because he uses his voice to tell a compelling story. I wasn’t upset at Remi, I was upset at the COLTT organizers. I’ve presented at several conferences similar to to the COLTT conference and I can’t imagine anyone accusing my credibility like they did with Remi. I’m also happy that Remi shared his voice on the topic, when most would keep silent and comply.

All this to say, when you are critiquing your digital stories this week try and find the voice in them. You’ll know when you find it. Also, when creating your ds106 stories this week try and insert your voice. Your focal themes all have a special meaning, and I challenge you to let your expertise in the subject, or opinion on the matters flow through your creations. Make them individual, make them your own!

 
I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone creates for their final ds106 digital stories this week!

Week 6 Activities

Here are activities for the sixth week of our course together.

By Thursday 7/14:

  • Produce your first DS106 Daily Create
    • Tweet your Daily Create to #ds106 and #ILT5340
    • Use Hypothesis and add your first Daily Create as a public annotation to this blog post

By Friday 7/15:

  • Blog about your DS106 Assignment Bank creation. For Week 6 and Week 7 you will be pursuing your own storytelling interests, and are welcome to select any assignment from any category.
    • Your assignment should explore your chosen storytelling theme
    • Follow these DS106 blogging guidelines, and promote your blog via Twitter (#ds106 and #ILT5340)
  • Read Lankshear and Knobel (2011) Ch7: Social Learning, “Push” and “Pull,” and Building Platforms for Collaborative Learning
  • Add your Hypothesis web annotations to this week’s course readings (both required and recommended)
    • You’ll be annotating our required reading in your small group (a, b, c, d)
    • You’re encouraged to engage with recommended readings via public (not private group) Hypothesis annotations
  • Blog your response to our course readings and your interest-driven scholarship (for grad students only)
    • Your interest-driven scholarship should explore your chosen storytelling theme
    • Follow our Criteria for Reading Responses (noted in Canvas)
  • Blog your Week 6 story critique
    • Your story critique should explore and critique a story related to your chosen theme
    • Follow our Criteria for Critiques of Digital Stories (noted in Canvas)

By Sunday 7/17:

  • Produce your second DS106 Daily Create
    • Tweet your Daily Create to #ds106 and #ILT5340
    • Use Hypothesis and add your second Daily Create as a public annotation to this blog post
  • Use Hypothesis to annotate 2 of your colleagues’ story critiques
    • Annotate blog posts from peers in your small group (a, b, c, d)
    • Post your response annotations to your private group
  • Use Hypothesis to annotate 2 of your colleagues’ reading responses
    • Annotate blog posts from peers in your small group (a, b, c, d)
    • Post your response annotations to your private group
  • Write your Week 6 reflective summary
    • Follow our Criteria for Weekly Reflections (noted in Canvas)
    • You are welcome to either blog this reflective summary or to send privately to Lisa and Remi via email

Week 5 Activities

Here are the activities for the fifth week of our course together.

By Thursday 7/7:

  • Produce your first DS106 Daily Create
    • Tweet your Daily Create to #ds106 and #ILT5340
    • Use Hypothesis and add your first Daily Create as a public annotation to this blog post

By Friday 7/8:

  • Blog about your DS106 Assignment Bank Mashup creation
    • Your design assignment should explore your chosen storytelling theme
    • Follow these DS106 blogging guidelines, and promote your blog via Twitter (#ds106 and #ILT5340)
  • Read Jenkins (2008): Afterword: Communities of readers, clusters of practices
  • Add your Hypothesis web annotations to this week’s course readings (both required and recommended)
    • You’ll be annotating our required reading in your small group (a, b, c, d)
    • You’re encouraged to engage with recommended readings via public (not private group) Hypothesis annotations
  • Blog your response to our course readings and your interest-driven scholarship (for grad students only)
    • Your interest-driven scholarship should explore your chosen storytelling theme
    • Follow our Criteria for Reading Responses (in Canvas)
  • Blog your Week 5 story critique
    • Your story critique should explore and critique a story related to your chosen theme
    • Follow our Criteria for Critiques of Digital Stories (in Canvas)

By Sunday 7/10:

  • Produce your second DS106 Daily Create
    • Tweet your Daily Create to #ds106 and #ILT5340
    • Use Hypothesis and add your second Daily Create as a public annotation to this blog post
  • Use Hypothesis to annotate 2 of your colleagues’ story critiques
    • Annotate blog posts from peers in your small group (a, b, c, d)
    • Post your response annotations to your private group
  • Use Hypothesis to annotate 2 of your colleagues’ reading responses
    • Annotate blog posts from peers in your small group (a, b, c, d)
    • Post your response annotations to your private group
  • Write your Week 5 reflective summary
    • Follow our Criteria for Weekly Reflections (in Canvas)
    • You are welcome to either blog this reflective summary or to send privately to Lisa and Remi via email

Week 4 Activities

By Thursday 6/30:

  • Produce your first DS106 Daily Create
    • Tweet your Daily Create to #ds106 and #ILT5340
    • Use Hypothesis and add your first Daily Create as a public annotation to this blog post

By Friday 7/1:

  • Blog about your DS106 Assignment Bank Design creation
    • Your design assignment should explore your chosen storytelling theme
    • Follow these DS106 blogging guidelines, and promote your blog via Twitter (#ds106 and #ILT5340)
  • Read Davies & Merchant (2007) Chapter 8: Looking from the inside out: Academic blogging as new literacy
  • Add your Hypothesis web annotations to this week’s course readings (both required and recommended)
    • You’ll be annotating our required reading in your small group (a, b, c, d)
    • You’re encouraged to engage with recommended readings via public (not private group) Hypothesis annotations
  • Blog your response to our course readings and your interest-driven scholarship (for grad students only)
  • Blog your Week 4 story critique

By Sunday 7/3:

  • Produce your second DS106 Daily Create
    • Tweet your Daily Create to #ds106 and #ILT5340
    • Use Hypothesis and add your second Daily Create as a public annotation to this blog post
  • Use Hypothesis to annotate 2 of your colleagues’ story critiques
    • Annotate blog posts from peers in your small group (a, b, c, d)
    • Post your response annotations to your private group
  • Use Hypothesis to annotate 2 of your colleagues’ reading responses
    • Annotate blog posts from peers in your small group (a, b, c, d)
    • Post your response annotations to your private group
  • Write your Week 4 reflective summary

Week 3 Activities

By Thursday 6/23:

  • Produce your first DS106 Daily Create
    • Tweet your Daily Create to #ds106 and #ILT5340
    • Use Hypothesis and add your first Daily Create as a public annotation to this blog post (make sure you’re on the blog post’s specific URL)

By Friday 6/24:

  • Blog about your DS106 Assignment Bank Video creation
    • Your video assignment should, if possible, explore your chosen storytelling theme
    • Follow these DS106 blogging guidelines, and promote your blog via Twitter (#ds106 and #ILT5340)
  • Read Lankshear & Knobel (2008) Chapter 1: DIY Media: A Contextual Background and Some Contemporary Themes
  • Add your Hypothesis web annotations to this week’s course readings (both required and recommended)
    • You’ll be annotating our required reading in your small group (a, b, c, d)
    • You’re encouraged to engage with recommended readings via public (not private group) Hypothesis annotations
  • Blog your response to our course readings and your interest-driven scholarship (for grad students only)
    • Your interest-driven scholarship should, if possible, explore your chosen storytelling theme
    • Follow our Criteria for Reading Responses (in Canvas)
  • Blog your Week 1 story critique
    • Your story critique should, if possible, explore and critique a story related to your chosen theme
    • Follow our Criteria for Critiques of Digital Stories (in Canvas)

By Sunday 6/26:

  • Produce your second DS106 Daily Create
    • Tweet your Daily Create to #ds106 and #ILT5340
    • Use Hypothesis and add your second Daily Create as a public annotation to this blog post (make sure you’re on the blog post’s specific URL)
  • Use Hypothesis to annotate 2 of your colleagues’ story critiques
    • Annotate blog posts from peers in your small group (a, b, c, d)
    • Post your response annotations to your private group
  • Use Hypothesis to annotate 2 of your colleagues’ reading responses
    • Annotate blog posts from peers in your small group (a, b, c, d)
    • Post your response annotations to your private group
  • Write your Week 3 reflective summary

Week 2 Activities

A Few General Reminders:

  • Please update any changed info to the “Our Info” doc (link available via Canvas)
  • Please confirm registration of your blog with DS106 via this link (though please don’t register twice!)

By Thursday 6/16:

1. Produce your first DS106 Daily Create

  • Tweet your Daily Create to #ds106 and #ILT5340
  • Use Hypothesis and add your first Daily Create as a public annotation to our Week 2 blog post (and to the dedicated Week 2 URL, not our blog’s home page)
  • You’re encouraged to create a multimodal annotation, so review how to add images, videos, and audio via Hypothesis

By Friday 6/17:

1. Blog about your DS106 Assignment Bank Audio creation

  • Your Audio assignment should, if possible, explore your chosen storytelling theme
  • Follow these DS106 blogging guidelines, and promote your blog via Twitter (#ds106 and #ILT5340)

2. Read Lankshear & Knobel (2011) Chapter 4: New Literacies and Social Learning Practices of Digital Remixing

3. Add your Hypothesis web annotations to this week’s course readings (both required and recommended)

  • Starting this week – and for the remainder of the term – you’ll be annotating in a smaller group (approx. eight learners)
  • Join your smaller annotation group (via the Our Groups doc available in Canvas)

4. Blog your response to our course readings and your interest-driven scholarship (for grad students only)

  • Your interest-driven scholarship should, if possible, explore your chosen theme
  • Follow our Criteria for Reading Responses (in Canvas)

5. Blog your Week 1 story critique

  • Your story critique should, if possible, explore and critique a story about your theme
  • Follow our Criteria for Critiques of Digital Stories (in Canvas)

By Sunday 6/19:

1. Produce your second DS106 Daily Create

  • Tweet your Daily Create to #ds106 and #ILT5340
  • Use Hypothesis and add your second Daily Create as a public annotation to our Week 2 blog post

2. Use Hypothesis to annotate 2 of your colleagues’ story critiques

  • Starting this week – and for the remainder of the term – you’ll be annotating critiques of peers in your smaller group
  • Post your response annotations to your private group (see Our Groups via Canvas)

3. Use Hypothesis to annotate 2 of your colleagues’ reading responses

  • Starting this week – and for the remainder of the term – you’ll be annotating reading responses of peers in your smaller group
  • Post your response annotations to your private group (see Our Groups via Canvas)

4. Write your Week 2 reflective summary

  • Follow our Criteria for Weekly Reflections (in Canvas)
  • You are welcome to either blog this reflective summary or to send privately to Lisa and Remi via email

Week 1 Activities

The following summarizes activities for the first week of INTE 4340/5340 Learning with Digital Stories (Monday, June 6th through Sunday, June 12th). As noted, some activities and links to resources are intentionally private and are only accessible to course participants via our Canvas LMS.

ASAP:

  • Start reading this blog (such as Lisa’s amazing introductory post!)
  • Join Twitter
  • Join Hypothesis
  • Set up a WordPress blog
  • Add your info to “Our Info” (accessibly only via Canvas)
  • Register your (new) WordPress blog with DS106 via this link (and make sure to affiliate with our course!)

By Thursday 6/9:

  1. Produce your first DS106 Daily Create
    • Tweet your Daily Create to #ds106 and #ILT5340
    • Use Hypothesis and add your first Daily Create as a public annotation to this blog page. In other words, annotate this text right here with your creative media! (Also, this may require that you host your created media via Flickr, YouTube, or a similar platform.)

By Friday 6/10:

  1. Blog about your DS106 Assignment Bank Visual creation
  2. Read Lankshear & Knobel (2007) Chapter 1: Sampling “the New” in New Literacies (accessible from our Course Readings)
  3. Add your Hypothesis web annotations to this week’s course readings (both required and those recommended readings based upon your interest)
    • This week we’ll be annotating as one large group using the private “Summer 16 ILT5340” group.
    • Your invitation to this private annotation group is linked via Canvas.
  4. Blog your response to our course readings and your interest-driven scholarship (for grad students only)
    • Interest-driven means based upon your personal interest – go find some awesome scholarship to read and write about!
    • Follow the reading response blogging criteria posted in Canvas
    • Promote your blog publicly via Twitter (#ds106 and #ILT5340)
  5. Blog your Week 1 story critique
    • Follow the critiques of digital stories criteria posted in Canvas
    • Promote your blog publicly via Twitter (#ds106 and #ILT5340)

By Sunday 6/12:

  1. Produce your second DS106 Daily Create
    • Tweet your Daily Create to #ds106 and #ILT5340
    • Use Hypothesis and add your second Daily Create as a public annotation to this blog page. In other words, annotate this text right here with your creative media!
  2. Use Hypothesis to annotate 2 of your colleagues’ story critiques (their blog posts)
    • This week you can choose any 2 peer blog posts to annotate
    • Post your annotations to the private “Summer 16 ILT5340” group
  3. Use Hypothesis to annotate 2 of your colleagues’ reading responses (their blog posts)
    • This week you can choose any 2 peer blog posts to annotate
    • Post your annotations to the private “Summer 16 ILT5340” group
  4. Write your Week 1 reflective summary
    • Follow our criteria for weekly reflections posted in Canvas
    • You are welcome to either publicly blog this reflective summary or to send it privately to Lisa and Remi via email
  5. Propose your storytelling focal theme by completing our proposal form (accessible privately via Canvas)