Discipline-Specific Links

As Penn State’s Teaching with Technology program notes,

A list of discipline-specific or course-specific links can lead students to better resources and help them understand what constitutes a quality source of information.

One type of link I provide is to sample projects. For example, for the (re)definition project, I wrote my own response to the assignment and posted it here, sharing it with students so they could envision what I was looking for. For the same project, I also collected a variety of student-made websites–all hosted by Sites at Penn State–and, using the web design questions in my “Day 9 – Multimodality” presentation, asked the students to assess their quality:

“Penn State Racing”: https://sites.psu.edu/pennstateracing/

“I Killed My Mother” (Literary Analysis): https://sites.psu.edu/fr138chen/

“Experience at Penn State” (Journal Entries): https://sites.psu.edu/billysukitchpsublog/

“A Tribute to Robin Williams”: http://sites.psu.edu/robinwilliams/

“A Site for AA110” (Artwork): http://sites.psu.edu/jxy5237/portfolio-2/

“A Palette of Memories” (Creative Writing): http://sites.psu.edu/delperciofictionblog/

 


Resources for iMovie

August 1 Update: You can embed your video into WordPress directly from Box. In Box, find your file, and click on the ellipses (…). Go to More Actions and select </> Embed Widget. You can change the size of the embedded film in the window that comes up–it’s probably best to choose Large. Then copy the link. On your WordPress page, select Add Media. Go to the last tab on that window: Insert Embed Code. Paste the code. Then select Insert into Page.

 

Q: Which computer labs have iMovie? 

A: Here’s a list of all the labs with iMovie (you’ll need to scroll down). You will see on that list that iMovie is installed at Media Commons locations. So, here’s a list of Media Commons labs.

 

Q: I got super sick on Friday and missed the training. How can I catch up?

A: Go through the online tutorials here.

 

Q: I attended the training but I’m still super confused. How do I get help?

A: Either find a classmate to assist you or make an appointment with a staff member here.

 

Q: Where can I save the components of my iMovie?

A: Try out Media Commons Storage Space or box.psu.edu (you already have an account in the latter).

 

Q: I finished my draft and converted it to an mp4. It is smaller than 50 MB. How do I get it onto my website?

On your dashboard under Pages, click Add New. Call it something relevant like “Proposal.” Select Add Media and upload your file. Then select Insert into Page. Here’s an example page Mrs. Miron made with a video (by her husband) inserted.

 

Q: I finished my draft and converted it to an mp4. It is bigger than 50 MB. How do I get it onto my website?

WordPress won’t let you upload a file bigger than 50 MB, so you’ll need to first upload the video to another account, like YouTube or Vimeo. Get the embed code (at least on YouTube, you get this by clicking the Embed button under the video and copying the link provided). Then you’ll embed the video in a Wordpress page. On your dashboard under Pages, click Add New. Call it something relevant like “Proposal.” Select Add Media. Go to the last tab on that window: Insert Embed Code. Paste the code. Then select Insert into Page. Here’s an example of a page with an embedded video (again by Mrs. Miron’s husband).

 

Q: Where’s the example page with citations?

A: Here’s the page. While you can include citations at the end of your video, it would make it easier on your audience to instead include hyperlinks on your video page. That way, a viewer can simply click on the links to your sources, instead of needing to pause the video, type up your citations, and Google them.

 


 

Thanks to training I’ve received from the Program in Writing and Rhetoric and from the University Libraries, I’ve been provided various online resources to use in teaching English 15. For my students, I organize these resources into pages on Canvas, which are replicated below.

 


Resources from Library Session

These are the resources shared by librarian Carmen Cole:

CRAAP test for evaluating sourceswww.csuchico.edu/lins/handouts/eval_websites.pdf 

 

Identifying Scholarly Articles video:

 

Developing Keywords video:

 

ENGL 015 Course Guide (also available under “Library Resources” tab on Canvas): http://guides.libraries.psu.edu/UPEngl015

 


Fallacies of Argument

These resources were shared by the Program in Writing and Rhetoric staff.

Check out An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments and this Spurious Correlations site. 

 

Talladega Nights PSA 

 (Ethical fallacy: Appeal to false authority)

 

Yoda fears the dark side

(Emotional fallacy: Slippery slope)

 

West Wing

(Logical fallacy: Faulty causality)

 

You Hate Children

http://southpark.cc.com/clips/151029/you-hate-children

(Emotional fallacy: Either/or choice)