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Melanie McFadyen
In-Class Group Best Practice   Goal: To encourage students to take concepts discussed about effective small groups and recognize how they can be used in everyday settings   Time: 30 minutes   1. Divide the class into four groups.   2. Explain to students that it is common to hear that in-class group activities are ineffective. With this in…
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Melanie McFadyen
While pillows and blankets are soft, there may be better ways to solve a conflict.  Image from the Community episode "Pillows and Blankets" Objective: To have students examine productive and unproductive conflict management techniques. Directions: 1. Organize the class into small groups of three or four people each. 2. Have each group brainstorm a…
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Amy Haines
Songs used by Speech Craft author, Josh Gunn, in his public speaking classroom. Also available on Spotify.
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Melanie McFadyen
Oh, I just can't wait to see The Lion King!   That's something I would not have said a week ago. I'll admit, I haven't been the biggest fan of Disney's live-action remakes these past few years, mostly because I'm still re-watching the original animated classics, and I'm tired of seeing the same movies again and again (get some new stories,… (Show more)
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Melanie McFadyen
Goal: Help your students understand the ways in which companies use social media to market their products, and how social media advertising is different or similar to commercial and print advertising.   Activity #1: Brand and Market Research    1. Put your leftover Halloween candy to use! Bring in to class a bag filled with enough candy for each…
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Sydney Browne
Social Information Processing Theory Watch the video below to see social information processing theory in action. To review this topic, go to the section, “Media Richness and Naturalness” in Chapter 2 of Real Communication: An Introduction by Dan O'Hair.   In-Class Activity: After watching the video, have your students consider the questions…
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Social Capital Watch the video below to see social information processing theory in action. To review this topic, go to the section, “Social Support” in Chapter 2 of Real Communication: An Introduction by Dan O'Hair.   Questions: After watching the video, have your students consider the questions below, either as an individual writing assignment…
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Sydney Browne
Phishing Watch the video below to see social information processing theory in action. To review this topic, go to the section, “Cyber Attacks” in Chapter 2 of Real Communication: An Introduction by Dan O'Hair.   Questions: After watching the video, have your students consider the questions below, either in an individual writing assignment or a…
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Sydney Browne
Crowdsourcing   Watch the video below to see social information processing theory in action. To review this topic, go to the section, “The Power of the Crowd” in Chapter 2 of Real Communication: An Introduction by Dan O'Hair.   Questions: After watching the video, have your students consider the questions below, either in an individual writing…
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Sydney Browne
Context collapse   Watch the video below to see social information processing theory in action. To review this topic, go to the section, “Message Privacy and Control” in Chapter 2 of Real Communication: An Introduction by Dan O'Hair.   Questions: After watching Context Collapse, have your students consider the questions below, either in an…
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