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September 2009 Archives

AMST 325: Studies in Popular Culture Spring, 2009

Nicole King, Assistant Professor of American Studies, used a digital story project as a culminating assignment in "Studies in Popular Culture." Students posted their films on YouTube and submitted their projects as a link. Here is the collection:

Daniele W's digital story
James' digital story
Ben's digital story
Matt's digital story
Chris' digital story
Roger's digital story
Danur's digital story
Maria's digital story
Emily's digital story
Winona's digital story
Catherina's digital story
Daniele S's digital story
Jeff's digital story
Melanie's digital story
Faith's digital story
Rob's digital story
Maureen's digital story
Joel's digital story
Jason's digital story
Tim's digital story
Nick's digital story
Mark's digital story
Nam's digital story
Ashley's digital story
Bianca's digital story
Katie H's digital story
Heather's digital story
Eytan's digital story
Steve's digital story
James' digital story II
Shane's digital story
Katie S's digital story

Deepening Student Literacy with Visual Assignments - Nicole King

Who doesn't like a good show and tell? Now, this favorite grade school assignment is finding its way into more UMBC classrooms as digital stories: short (3-5 minute) digital movies based on personal photos, artifacts and a vivid memory of the students who produce them. In addition to assigning digital stories to develop or harness student media skills, many faculty are finding visual assignments deepen textual literacy, too. Starting with a 300-word focused narrative that students share in a story circle, Nicole King, Assistant Professor of American Studies, and a digital storytelling peer faculty trainer, shares how and why she offers visual assignments, how she evaluates them, and what she and her students are learning from the process.