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Technology in the Classroom, Fall 2014

I’m tweaking my Technology in the Language Arts Curriculum course for the fall and would like to crowdsource some of the changes. I’ll be doing the course online this semester, which will likely change some of the assignments a little–more discussion boards, blog posts, and other “small” products–but I am also tying to think about (a) new tools for classroom use and (b) meta-level issues related to tech in the classroom. ... read more »

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John Oliver on Net Neutrality

From what I’ve seen so far, John Oliver’s HBO show is brilliantly funny and insightful. This monologue on net neutrality is a perfect example of his ability to show why an arcane concept like net neutrality matters and why some of its biggest advocates are struggling to communicate this to a wider audience. The entire thirteen minutes is worth your time and Oliver even directs his audience on how to become involved in this issue by leaving comments on the FCC website. ... read more »

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Documentary, Service Learning, Video Annotation

In case you missed them elsewhere, here are a couple of recent publications where I discuss my Introduction to Film and Visual Literacy course, which I have revamped into a class focusing on documentary ethics In the course, students watch documentaries, and we discuss them, in part, in relationship to ethical principles. The course also includes a service-learning component, in which my students create short documentaries about a local community group. Here are the articles: ... read more »

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Betting on the House

270px-House_of_Cards_title_cardMy social media feeds are practically overflowing with references to the second season of the hit Netflix series House of Cards, many of them assessing the show’s ... read more »

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Senior Seminar: Convergence Culture, Spring 2014

Film 4910, Spring 2014 4910-010: Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30-3:45, Classroom South 325 4910-015: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:45, Classroom South 506   Ted Friedman Office: 25 Park Place #1017 Email: ted@tedfriedman.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/tedfriedman Website: http://tedfriedman.com/teaching   Course Description Media today are converging, as the boundaries that divide movies, TV, games, computers and phones blur. Likewise, the […]

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Documentary, Ethics, Service Learning

To follow up my post on my junior seminar, I’ll quickly add a copy of my course schedule for my Introduction to Film course. In the English department, we have adapted the Intro course so that it will fit into the “ethics and civic engagement” competency for the new core curriculum here at Fayetteville State. ... read more »

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How Not to Win Friends or Raise Money on Kickstarter

I’ve been thinking about crowdsourcing and crowdfunding quite a bit lately for a couple of writing projects and have become increasingly fascinated by the techniques people use to ask for funds on sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo. For this reason, I’ve become intrigued by the reaction to the spectacular failure of the “Katie Allen is Getting a Life” campaign. ... read more »

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Communication Pedagogy, Fall 2013

COMM 8035, Thursdays 4:30-7:00, 25 Park Place #1113   Ted Friedman Office: 25 Park Place #1017 Email: ted@tedfriedman.com Twitter: http://tedfriedman.com/twitter Website: http://tedfriedman.com/teaching Office hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12-2 and by appointment   Course Description This is a course on methods and practices of teaching communication area courses.  It is designed to introduce you to some of […]

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Technology in the Classroom

It’s syllabus time again, and I’m revising my graduate-level course, “Using Technology in the Language Arts Classroom,” which I have taught several times in the past. It’s getting close to the end of summer–classes start August 22 at FSU–and I’d like to rework this syllabus a little, in part to keep it fresh but also because we have reworked the curriculum to make this course part of our professional writing certificate program, which means I’ll be addressing two very different audiences. ... read more »

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Fantasy and Science Fiction Media, Spring 2013

Fantasy and Science Fiction Media FILM 4280/6280, Spring 2013 Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15 PM, 331 General Classroom Building Screenings Tuesdays, 11:00 AM-12:50 PM, 406 Arts & Humanities Ted Friedman 25 Park Place #1017 tedf@gsu.edu http://twitter.com/tedfriedman http://tedfriedman.com Course Description How do we dream our visions of the future? How do we explore our fantasies of the […]