In their Project 2: Storytelling Animals Assignment [download here], my current ENGL1101 students made these videos that layer storytelling with educational content based on one chapter from John Medina’s Brain Rules. During the production of the videos, each team collaboratively wrote an outline, wrote a script, drew storyboards, shot footage, edited their footage into these videos, and uploaded them to YouTube. Individually, each student wrote an account of their composition process and a reflection on how their project achieved WOVEN (written, oral, visual, electronic, and nonverbal) multimodal synergy. The title for the assignment comes from Jonathan Gottschall’s Storytelling Animals, which the students read and discussed in parallel with project 2. The students had already read all of the chapters in Medina’s Brain Rules before beginning Project 2. Now, on with the show!
Team: Tech Titans | Brain Rules, Rule 2: Survival
Team: The Mean Girls | Brain Rules, Rule 4: Attention
Team: All the Girls in ENGL1101 | Brain Rules, Rule 11: Gender
Team: Alpha Hawk | Brain Rules, Rule 7: Sleep
Team: Team Dose | Brain Rules, Rule 12: Exploration
Team: Team Whooch | Brain Rules, Rule 1: Exercise