multimodal

I’ve had a couple of crappy days this week, so when it looked like things might be easing last night, I found myself sitting at my desk, itching to make something. Let me be more specific. I found myself craving the experience of being immersed in the process of creating something. Of composing. It used to be that I would turn to writing when I craved this solace. I’ve used paper and notebook or...
Image 3.4- Concluding the Video with the Title and Book Cover.png All rights reserved. Whether students are reading an actual book or reading on their phone, tablet, or any other device, I am a firm believer that even the most reluctant middle school readers can be nurtured and develop ap- preciation for literature and reading. Kelly Gallagher (2009) states in his...
I am currently doing a project in my media and literacy class in grad school on a multimodal literacy unit. I think this site could be an awesome tool for students to blog and be able to reach outside their community and communicate with other students across the globe. Any input on this topic would be amazing!
A_walk_on_the_other_side_by_gilad (1).jpg I'd like to invite you all in to a challenge that I've help develop with an awesome group of researchers. In this challenge, we will explore the use of digital texts and tools as a means to connect, collaborate, and share. This social media experiment first started as a outline for future research that Leanne Drapeau,  Greg...
Website page for my 7th graders’ current PBL unit on Exploration and Contact 1492-1550. Unit overview and final product, lessons to complete in the process, hyperlinked examples and information, multimodal resources on formulating a persuasive argument and crafting a thesis. “Notes” are available to me via a shared Google Doc.
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,...
The original posting and video can be viewed at http://dave-baroody.tumblr.com/post/61405445041/inspired-by-the-student-created-stop-motion-video   Inspired by the student-created stop-motion video response below, Penn GSE doctoral student (and my wife) Bethany Silva crafted this stop-motion book map to explain her history as a reader. Admittedly, I had ulterior motives in acting as cameraman...
The original posting and video can be viewed at http://dave-baroody.tumblr.com/post/61065379935/as-an-introduction-to-my-american-history-class-i   As an introduction to my American History class, I asked students to answer two seemingly simple questions: “Why study history?” and “Why study American history?” I warned students that they might need to go into some detail or give examples to...
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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...

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