Stock Photo Submission Day

This is the post for the Wednesday, February 24, 2016 class meeting.

Open Lab Hours

Cat with dogs running towards him, with the caption, That one friend who would die for a good Snapchat storyThe English Department is offering open lab hours in Shanks 360 at the following times:

  • Wednesdays: 12:15–1:00 PM
  • Fridays: 12:15–3:00 PM

We’ll only keep the open hours available if the lab is used, so please do take advantage of it!

Group To-Do’s


For Friday’s session (2/26), do the following before class:

  • Return to your WordPress portfolio and create a to-do list of the work you still need to complete.
  • Be prepared to work on your WordPress portfolio during class.
  • Follow the submission instructions to post the link to your site in Canvas by 11:59 PM on Sunday, 2/28.

For Monday’s session (2/29), do the following before class:

  • Ensure that your portfolio site is ready for peer review.
  • Be prepared to provide feedback on your classmates’ sites in class.


Stereotype Assignment Overview

This is the post for the Wednesday, February 17, 2016 class meeting.

Stereotypes about College Students

Lazy college student meme with the caption, Due Tomorrow. Do Tomorrow.While I’m taking roll and getting set up, visit the Google Doc for your class and brainstorm some stereotypes about college students. We’ll use the list you come up with later in the class. I’ll close the file at the end of each class session, and then add them back this afternoon.

WordPress Updates

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Group Activity

We’ll combine satire and design to create stock photos and related material in small groups.

Stock photos of college students:

Project inspiration:

Today your group will

  • exchange contact information.
  • decide on roles for group members.
  • choose a focus for 5 images (either original or based directly on existing stock images, all on one theme or on several).
  • make plans for a photo shoot on Friday (and Monday if necessary).
  • prepare to take all photos in or around Shanks.


For Friday’s session (2/19), do the following before class:

  • Gather whatever props, wardrobe, and other materials you need for your group’s planned image. Obviously do not bring anything illegal or inappropriate for campus and the classroom.
  • Be sure your cell phone is charged if you will take photographs!