Week Two Activities and Assignments

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Week in Review:

Before class starts next Tuesday (5/31), you’ll have accomplished the following:

  • Completed a week of Daily Shoot photos.
  • Completed your chosen 3 or 4 visual or design assignments.
  • Continued to modify and customize your own site.
  • Continued to blog about the class and share your work.
  • Set up an RSS reader (like Google Reader) to monitor your classmates’ work.
  • Listened and responded to the second and third TAL episodes.
  • Read Radio and watched Ira Glass’ four-part video series on storytelling (in preparation for audio stories).
  • Installed Audacity and the LAME encoder in preparation for audio stories.
  • Sign up for a meeting with Martha next week.

Monday 5/23/11

  • Discussion of Web 2.0 and Creative Commons readings from last week.
  • Discussion and reactions to TAL episode.
  • Choose second TAL episode.
  • Introduction to RSS and OPML files. Setting up Google Reader to monitor classmates’ blogs.
  • Open workshop time: time to work on your story assignments, further customize your sites, etc.

Assignments:

  • Continue to work on your visual and design stories for this week.

Tuesday 5/17/11

  • In-class review of Daily Shoot so far and visual design exercise.
  • Open workshop time: time to work on your story assignments, further customize your sites, etc.

Assignments:

  • Continue to work on your visual and design stories for this week.
  • View this four part series by Ira Glass on storytelling: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Wednesday 5/18/11

  • In-class viewing or group challenge.

Assignments:

  • Continue to work on your visual and design stories for this week.
  • Make sure you’ve listened to second TAL episode and shared your response.
  • Read Radio: An Illustrated Guide.

Thursday 5/19/11

  • Review of visual and design stories and Daily Shoot.
  • Choose third TAL episode.
  • Introduction to Audio Storytelling

Assignments

  • If you haven’t already, make sure all of your selected visual and design stories are done and posted on your blog.
  • Sign up for a time to meet with me next week.
  • Make sure you’ve listened to third TAL episode and responded on your blog.
  • Install Audacity and the LAME encoder (as discussed in class) on your computer.
  • Attempt to use Audacity to record a short audio where you share a story. Post your results on your blog. If you run into difficulty, use your blog to tell us what happened, how you tried to address the problems, etc.

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