Saturday, November 24, 2007

Blog Topic due Dec. 2 by 11:59 pm

Your groups should be working on the projects.  I will be available via cell - email me if you need the number.  I will also sign in to AIM when I am able to answer questions this way.

DeLong - people from my 12:20 class will likely contact you about pictures, so be ready for their emails.

I hope you ignored the blog topic that was previously beneath this one.  The title was Lesson 12.  It was supposed to be for the kids I work with in Greenville on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  You guys are definitely not supposed to create a survival guide for the wilderness in the Canadian Rockies. Sorry for any confusion. =o)

This week's blog is a free topic.  Wow me with something creative.

Monday, November 19, 2007

No Post Due This Week

If you need help with your portfolio, please let me know.

Make sure you visit the mockup of the Habitat site (if you are in 9:05 or 12:20) to see what your group should be doing.

Remember - I will be in Austin presenting at the National Reading
Conference the week after Thanksgiving, so there is no class meeting. Instead, each group should be completing its work for the projects.

I will be available by email, IM (cutiger9302), and cell phone while in Austin.

I will post the blog topic for that week on here, so make sure you keep checking back to see what it is.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Blog Topic due 11/11 by 11:59 pm

We will begin our week with a discussion on dual coding theory. A PowerPoint will be in Blackboard, Class 31, which will outline this theory for you. I'd like you to look for examples of dual coding theory in commericals on TV, in magazines, etc. and see if you can find examples of marketers who implement this theory in their ads in an attempt to persuade the public to purchase their products. Blog about the things that you observe and talk about how the ads are more or less persuasive as a result of implementing this theory.

Meanwhile, on your team blogs, I'd like to see you pose questions to our clients. We know that we will have feedback on our proposals any day now. Use your team blogs to get clarification on what we need to do to finish our project.

*Special note: Some of you may want to visit the team blogs for my 10:10 class that is working to develop a Web site for the American Haitian Foundation. They are attempting to do some pretty cool things with their team blogs this week.

Since all of you were asked to reflect on the mock interview process, I've included a link today to a post I wrote a couple of semesters ago about the most important interview I've ever had. It was one of those interviews that went in a very different direction from what I anticipated, so I thought it might be helpful to you. =o)

My Most Important (and Most Difficult!) Interview