Join Me and Fellow Brittain Fellows Mollie Barnes and Marty Fink for “Engaging Students via Class-Related Social Media” Brown Bag

CETL Engaging Conversations Poster.

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.

Writing the Brain Assignment Poster.

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.

REGISTER

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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One comment on “Join Me and Fellow Brittain Fellows Mollie Barnes and Marty Fink for “Engaging Students via Class-Related Social Media” Brown Bag
  1. […] I used in my presentation on “Writing the Brain: Using Twitter and Storify” for the 2 October 2013 CETL Brown Bag Workshop. The first is my PowerPoint presentation file and the second is my handwritten presentation notes. […]

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Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.

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