Register at the link below to join Brittain Fellows Mollie Barnes, Marty Fink, and me at the upcoming Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) Engaging Conversation Series Brown Bag: “Engaging Students via Class-Related Social Media.” Mollie, Marty, and I have some great pedagogical stuff to share and discuss with the brown bag participants on using social media, questioning the use/purposes of social media, and engaging students with social media. I hope that others will share their approaches and ask awesome questions.
In my presentation, I will discuss my “Writing the Brain” assignment [ellis-jason-engl1101-01-assignment] from my ENGL1101 course at Georgia Tech. In this assignment, students use different media to express their thoughts on Twitter, Storify, a visual poster, and a five-page essay. I have adjusted the assignment this semester so that instead of charting their thoughts overall, they now focus on those thoughts related to their academic, professional, and life goals. Also, I no longer require them to use ComicLife for the visual poster–they may use it or any other software for creating a poster with photographs and drawings of their own creation. The poster embedded at the beginning of this paragraph explains an earlier iteration of the assignment.
The information and registration link for the event are included below.
ENGAGING CONVERSATIONS SERIES
Engaging Students via Class-Related Social Media
October 2, 2013
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Student Center, Piedmont Room
Brown Bag Luncheon
Song of Myself and Social Media:
Teaching Reading Practices through Tweets
Mollie Barnes, School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Writing the Brain:
Using Twitter and Storify in a
Multistep and Multimodal Project
Jason W. Ellis, School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Autobiography of the Selfie:
Multimodal Engagements with Instagram
Marty Fink, School of Literature, Media, and Communication
The Georgia Tech Brittain Fellows are collectively leading the way on campus with the use of social media in their classes. In this session, three Brittain Fellows will highlight how they are using Twitter, Storify, Tumblr and Instagram for teaching and learning. The Fellows will provide brief demos of the platforms, share their experiences with student assignments that range from using tweets as reading notes to semester-long projects that integrate social media with posters and essays, and discuss the challenges of FERPA.