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Daily Schedule: Part II

Part II: Using the Affordances of the Web

week 7

Monday, March 3
Multimodality: When, Where, and Why
Read: Ball, Designerly ≠ Readerly

Wednesday, March 5
Read: Web Writing Style Guide, How Can I Use Video on my Site? to the end, p. 49-72
Research Journal entry 3 due

Friday, March 7
Multimodality: When, Where, and Why
Read: Kress, Gains and losses: New forms of texts, knowledge, and learning
Blog Post 4 due


week 8

Monday, March 10
Using Video
Read: Ball & Rice, Rice + Ball Productions: Reading Multimodal Texts
Long-Form Project assigned

Wednesday, March 12
Using Video continued
Research Journal entry 4 due

Friday, March 14
Blog Work Day: 4th page focus
Blog Post 5 due


week 9

Spring Break


week 10

Monday, March 24
Using Audio
Read: McKee, “Sound Matters: Notes toward the analysis and design of sound in multimodal webtexts
Here are links to the multimedia examples in McKee’s article:

Wednesday, March 26
Using Audio
Continuation of McKee article discussion
Homework: Radio Lab segment rhetorical analysis
Research Journal entry 5 due

Friday, March 28
Using Audio
listen: Radio Lab, Morality
Blog Post 6 due


week 11

Monday, March 31
Long-Form Project proposal workshopping

Wednesday, April 2
Long-Form Project proposal workshopping
Research Journal entry 6 due

Friday, April 4
Long-Form Project proposal workshopping
Blog Post 7 due


week 12

Monday, April 7
Video Production Workshop

Wednesday, April 9
Video Production Workshop
Research Journal entry 7 due

Friday, April 11
Video Production Workshop
Blog Post 8 due


week 13

Monday, April 14
Audio Production Workshop

Wednesday, April 16
Audio Production Workshop
Research Journal entry 8 due

Friday, April 18
Website Production Workshop
Blog Post 9 due


week 14

Monday, April 21
E-book & other print formats Workshop
Website 4th page of your choice due

Wednesday, April 23
Long-Form Project work day
Research Journal entry 9 due

Friday, April 25
Long-Form Project work day
Blog Post 10 due


week 15

Monday, April 28
Long-Form Project draft workshopping
In-class: Complete your author sheet and submit it to your Writing Studio group folder.
Homework: Prepare for the Wednesday and Friday workshop days—Read/view/listen to your group members’ drafts and by class time Wednesday submit the completed workshop sheet for each project to your Writing Studio group folder.
Long-Form Project draft due
Blog/Website project Reflective Analysis due

Wednesday, April 30
Long-Form Project draft workshopping
Research Journal entry 10 due

Friday, May 2 (attendance required)
Long-Form Project work day
Bonus Blog Post due (optional!)


week 16

Monday, May 5 (attendance optional)
Long-Form Project work day

Wednesday, May 7 (attendance optional)
Long-Form Project work day

Friday, May 9 (attendance required)
Long-Form Project work day
Long-Form Project, Reflective Analysis, & corresponding page on your website due