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What I've Learned: Three Steps to Designing Powerful Syllabi
Teachers can design great syllabi by beginning with two key questions:
Who are my students?
And what do I want them to learn?
teaching  syllabus  courses  pedagogy  assignments 
august 2016 by rachaelsullivan
Stock Photo Stereotypes Assignment | The Macmillan Community
Details on my Stock Photo Stereotypes Assignment: I'll share some student projects soon. They're hilarious.
assignments  teaching  visualrhetoric  photography  bias  pedagogy  from twitter_favs
march 2016 by rachaelsullivan
Assignment Idea: Creating a Digital Autoethnography | Theories of Texts and Technology
The major assignment for the class was to write an autoethnography after examining many examples of memoirs. The autoethnography is similar to a memoir except that it examines a specific moment, event, or memory with a specific subject position in mind. The main question asked is how does one examine oneself through the lens of one’s race, gender, political or religious affiliation, place (where one is located in the world; where one grew up), or ethnicity? How do we define ourselves through those subject positions? An autoethnography, like a memoir or other piece of writing, is written; in print. I propose to move the autoethnography to an electronic format. What story would a student present about him/herself and what electronic medium would he/she choose to present the story?
teaching  assignments  self  identity  autoethnography 
september 2015 by rachaelsullivan
Syllabus | Thoughtvectors in Concept Space
We’ll be reading and working with five essays by these dreamers this summer, learning new concepts that will help us build better questions and better learning networks with our trusty personal, interactive, networked computers (including the one you may have in your pocket right now).
syllabus  assignments  from delicious
september 2014 by rachaelsullivan
Beyond the Book Report: Ten Alternatives | Edutopia
A Reading Guide: At the end of some novels there are a set of questions that are designed for a book club to use in discussion. This is a challenging project, but one that some readers love because it allows them to direct the conversations of others. In order to formulate good questions, they are required to have a deep understanding of the book. This activity is also great if you have book clubs or literature circles as students can provide their peers with this guide.
teaching  composition  eng101  assignments  fyc 
february 2013 by rachaelsullivan
Nick Carbone shared a collection of covers for Pride and Prejudice from the NYTimes Sunday Book Review. Great fodder for discussions of how book covers work to appeal to readers and persuade people to pick up a book.
teaching  composition  rhetoric  assignments  visualrhetoric 
february 2013 by rachaelsullivan
Destroy, Erase, Improve: Or, Forgetting to Disappear Online | Blogging Pedagogy
This concern for “deleting” technologies (or their affects) from our students’ lives is the impetus behind a recent assignment of mine, one I’ve entitled (following Deleuze, Guattari, and Radiohead) “Becoming-Imperceptible, or How to Disappear Completely”. The goal of this assignment is to have students become increasingly aware of their online “presence,” more specifically, to recognize the dangers inherent in that “presence,” and to scale it back.
memory  assignments 
march 2011 by rachaelsullivan
DVP Assignment Description
For the Digital Video Project (DVP) students will cut, edit, and remix instructional, educational, or ephemeral film footage from the 1940s, 50s, 60s, or 70s (with other elements they deem rhetorically fitting) in an attempt to provide some social/cultural critical commentary. This, as expected, is an enormously broad directive, which leaves the door wide open for a variety of possibilities, but which also requires a lot of student self-direction and critical conceptualization.
assignments  teaching  video 
january 2010 by rachaelsullivan
Visual case study: Cadillac CTS
When was the last time you saw a woman use her sex appeal to sell a car without her being an objectified, silicone-filled vixen? Years ago, I went to a derby, where I witnessed Gretchen, the Snap-On Tool girl, who sat happily on the sunroof of a souped up VW Golf, looping the track and waving at the crowd. These are the expected female roles when it comes to the auto industry. But the times, they are a changing. Marketers have to find a way for products to be attractive to both sexes. Did you know that, according to www.womenbuycars.com, women influence 85% of all the car buying decisions, 74% of the maintenance decisions and purchase 45% of automobiles annually?
advertising  rhetoric  teaching  visualrhetoric  assignments 
november 2009 by rachaelsullivan

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