Studio 3880

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Digital Composition: Why Teach Writing with Blogs?

As more and more writing becomes web-based, teachers are beginning to use blogs in the classroom -both to deliver course content, and provide a forum for student writing. So, the … Continue reading

June 5, 2013

Beyond the digital: tips for becoming a better writer

Now that graduations are over, and students begin “the first day of the rest of their lives”, we might reflect on how writing relates to our professional lives. For instance, … Continue reading

May 15, 2013

Life is Messy

The semester is over; your projects completed. Now is the time to step back from our Studio 3880 class and give some thought to what we have learned. So, to … Continue reading

December 12, 2012

C.R.A.P. Principles of Design :)

The Joshua Tree . . . To get your head around the C.R.A.P principles let me tell you a true story aptly named The Joshua Tree from Robin Williams book, … Continue reading

November 27, 2012

Is there life beyond the digital???

During my recent travels to conferences, I counted on having internet and cell phone access. Imagine my dismay when I discovered that neither St. Thomas or Puerto Rico has Verizon … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Have a Boooooootiful Halloween!

Halloween is one of my favorite days because everyone dresses as someone they’re not. Sweet little children become goulish monsters, rambunctious children play tricks, and everyone gorges on candy and … Continue reading

October 31, 2012

MOU Signings and Pecha Kucha

Hopefully, you are all snug and warm on this chilly, blustery Sunday. All but one team has submitted the signed MOUs to the dropbox and your grades have been posted. … Continue reading

October 28, 2012

The Goose Story

A Teamwork Lesson When you see geese flying along in “V” formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they fly that way. As each bird flaps … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · 3 Comments

Stubby’s Heroes to air on TV

Team Top Dogs reports that their client “Stubby’s Heroes” is going to be featured on Good Morning Atlanta on Friday, October 26th!!!  The spokesperson for the group, Johanna Falber, will … Continue reading

October 18, 2012

Finding Your Writer’s Voice

“What Do I Write?”; “Can You Give Us a Prompt?”; “How Are We Going to Be Graded?”; “I Don’t Have Anything to Say.” Just a few short weeks ago, these … Continue reading

October 8, 2012

How Vampires Use Social Media

Halloween is almost upon us, so here’s my meme-of-the-week pick! In his blog post “How Vampires Suck at Social Media”,  Wayne Sutton writes, For those of you who follow me … Continue reading

October 3, 2012

Empowerment Changes Everything

I wanted to share a message with you about a non-profit that is doing a wonderful job of using social media to help raise awareness for orphans in Africa. The … Continue reading

October 2, 2012

“Meme” It UP

At the beginning of the semester we mentioned memes briefly. Now that you have your blogs going and are working on client projects, you might be interested in developing a … Continue reading

October 1, 2012

Out of chaos comes Order!!!!

Congratulations to all 4 teams!!! Out of the uncertainty and chaos,  you have just mastered the first step in developing a digital media project. As you move forward with planning … Continue reading

September 18, 2012

Choosing a Client and Planning the Project

This week’s focus is on choosing a client for your project and then beginning the project planning process.  While finding a client may seem challenging, you may be pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

September 17, 2012

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