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Monday, December 5: Last day of class

Today is our last day of class; I hope you all have enjoyed this semester as much as I have and have learned more about yourselves, the process of coming of age, and the meaning of “adulting.” I am also … Continue reading

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Friday, December 2

Welcome to December everyone! Only one class period remains after today, so we are starting to look ahead to finals. Today in class, we went over the basic functions of Mahara and a few tips on how to best use … Continue reading

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Wednesday, November 30

Today in class we discussed the reading you completed for Monday on the “Psychological Power of Storytelling” and talked about how good storytelling skills might serve you in your future communications. We also talked about the importance of using images … Continue reading

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Monday, November 28

I hope you all had a lovely and restful Thanksgiving Break! Today, we conducted a peer review of your picture book mock-ups, where each team had an opportunity to read a mock-up aloud and think carefully about the layout, experience, … Continue reading

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Monday, November 21

Today in class we discussed the Hintz and Tribunella chapter on Picture Books and focused specifically on 21st century picture books and the postmodern picture book. Looking at these types of books will hopefully open your minds to what is … Continue reading

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Friday, November 18

In class today, we discussed the audience for picture books, key elements of a picture book, the process described in the readings you completed for today, and the elements of your picture book dummy that will be due the Monday … Continue reading

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Wednesday, November 16

We are back in class everyone! Today we discussed the illustrations you made on Monday based on the Molly Bang reading. We discussed what the process of creating a wordless visual communication was like and the challenges of working in … Continue reading

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Monday, November 14 – ONLINE

Regrettably, I am unable to teach in-person on Monday because I am ill with some kind of sore throat/laryngitis and am unable to speak above a whisper. I appreciate your flexibility and patience as we shift to a hybrid structure … Continue reading

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Friday, November 11

For today’s class, you are meeting with your team during class in order to finalize your film projects. Film projects are due tonight by 11:55pm. To submit your videos, upload them to YouTube (be sure to set the privacy setting … Continue reading

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Wednesday, November 9

Today’s top priority in class was to peer review one of the films made by your classmates. We broke into groups and you watched one video, then completed the film peer review sheet available on TSquare (Resources folder – Week … Continue reading

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