Songhai Concepts

Media Literacy/Digital Archiving Instructor

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I'm really making this easy

There's nothing like having your homework served to you on a digital platter:)
Now you can access my Google Calendar, which includes all of your homework assignments from November, 2007 through the present. Don't go another day not knowing what's up next in Media Literacy Class.
Click the first link under Assorted Links on my blog page to open up the calendar.

H. Songhai

Monday, December 10, 2007

Google Reader the Josh Gibson of Aggregators

The best thing about Google Reader is that all of your favorite feeds are housed in two smart windows in your web browser. You don't need to navigate away from the Google Reader page to compare or cross reference information. It truly is Real Simple Syndication! The perfect companion in a paperless classroom.

H. Songhai

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

For Gwendolyn Brooks

I was in the audience at The London Pub 27 years ago when poet and photographer, Lamont B. Steptoe gave the first public reading of his remarkable poem, "For Gwendolyn Brooks." The poem has remained a favorite of mine since I first heard Steptoe recite it at the London Pub in 1980.

Your assignment is to set Steptoe's poem to pictures.
To do this project well, you will need to match each line of the poem with the most relevant and appropriate pictures that you can find. Get your images from the Internet. You may use original pictures from books or magazines. You may use pictures that you take pictures with your cell phone. Only use relevant pictures or symbols that match the lines perfectly. Do not use animation/cartoon figures.

Create this program in any of the following programs: Google Presentation, ZOHO Show or PowerPoint. At the end of your presentation, you must include a photo credit slide that lists all of the images you used for this assignment. That list must be hyperlinked. Also include a short biographical sketch of poets Gwendolyn Brooks and Lamont B. Steptoe.

You will need to record yourself reciting this poem in its entirety.

See me right away if you have questions.

H. Songhai

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Enter homework in Google Calendar

Starting December 3rd I would like all media
literacy students to enter their assignments for
this class, in Google Calendar.

Enter your assignments daily.
Feel free to enter assignments from
your other classes in Google Calendar as well.

This smart calendar program will help you
stay organized and improve your note taking skills.

H. Songhai