The Multimodal Mondays series proudly features pedagogy, activity ideas, and assignments from guest bloggers, instructors who are teaching multimodal composition with great creativity and resourcefulness. We've made it a goal to feature a variety of approaches and modalities, including
- Blogs (Multimodal Mondays: Using Blog Design to Teach Authorial Ethos)
- Videos (Multimodal Mondays: Revising the Syllabus into a Blog)
- Social Media (Multimodal Mondays: Writing Collaborative Hashtag(#) Grammar in Social Media Spaces)
- Time Capsules (Multimodal Mondays: Community-Based Projects and Interactive Work Teams)
- Playdoh (Multimodal Mondays: Play day! )
- ...and some really great general advice (Multimodal Mondays: Building Comfort with Multimodal Composing In Class and Multimodal Mondays: Finding Our Comfort Zones in the New Year...and maybe even breaking out of them!))
And those are but a very few highlights of all the great advice and assignments we've seen--and all the possibilities!
Some assignments and approaches pop up more than others, likely because they're easier to manage in the classroom and because both we and our students might be more familiar with them: assignments built on social media, blogs, etc. But is there a certain modality you've wanted to try but don't know how to approach? A software program that holds possibility but you'd like to know more? A new idea for using images so you don't keep recycling the activity you've done for the past four semesters?
Let me know in the comments below so we can feature that activity assignment you're looking for. Or, if you have a great assignment you'd like to share as a guest blogger on Multimodal Mondays, we'd love to have you. Just send a message to Leah Rang with your idea.