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Our recent unit analyzing the 15th century French “Tres Riches Heures” not only focused upon analyzing the subtext of the images but also hinted at the tenets of Design Theory and the creation of meaning by means of student memes that combined historical images with modern text. Shown above is a student product whose annotations reveal this combination. Students engaged in a lively discussion...
The original posting and images can be viewed at http://dave-baroody.tumblr.com/post/61877684662/medieval-memes-the-subtext-behind-images-of-life-in MEDIEVAL MEMES- THE SUBTEXT BEHIND IMAGES OF LIFE IN ‘TRES RICHES HEURES’ The inspiration for this lesson came from a twitter posting by @KQEDedspace this past Wednesday. In that post, author Matthew Williams lays out a brief history of memes,...
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The original posting and images can be viewed at http://dave-baroody.tumblr.com/post/60775363885/questioning-authority-why-study-history QUESTIONING AUTHORITY- WHY STUDY HISTORY? Today marked the “official” start of the academic year for my history students, and they began by questioning that study of history with two questions: Why study history? and Why study American history? I am making a...
The original post can be viewed here. 6-WORD MEMOIRS My students are currently working on a multimodal Author Study in which they are both focusing upon the connection between the author’s life and work and the ways in which our society makes and expresses meaning through the texts we read, see, hear, and watch. One method that I am incorporating as a way for students to show a developed...
The original posting can be viewed here. In class today (Wed. 4/10), we talked about the structure of the research process. I compared using the library resources and search engines to going to the museum; the library itself is the museum building (AMNH), the databases like “Biographies in Context” or “Novelist” are like the different wings (Hall of Ocean Life, Hall of NY State Environment), the...
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The original posting, with images, can be found here. BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE For the past several years, I have repeated a mantra with my students that they need to use their personal devices as tools, not just toys. Throughout this year, I have modeled this concept for my students and highlighted specific ways that I use my own phone as a legitimate tool: tracking positive behaviors...