Did you know
What do you think of this?
I want you to post a thoughtful reaction to this video. How do you feel about this? Does it make you feel optimistic or pessimistic about your future? What kind of challenges do you as a student feel you will need to react to? Please post to the blog on this topic for next week’s class. Put the category “Did You You Know 2.0” on your post.

Discussion of Last Week’s Election 2008 Assignment

The day of the long tail

Web 2.0 and election 2008
Does Web 2.0 and “new media” technology change the paradigm for politicla campaigning? How about other areas of our society? For further thought see the Endless Love video.

InDesign Lab Assignment:

Adobe Indesign CS3, Lab 2

Today: InDesign CS3 Lab Two
In the last class we learned the basics of importing text and importing, as well as resizing, images into InDesign CS3. Now we will put those skills to use and create a newsletter. Here are the materials you will need, be sure to load them on your computer’s desktop:

Assignments: Due Today

  • InClass Lab Assignment (Noted Above)
  • New Media and Election 2008 Post; Two Questions:
    • Is new media making a difference in this election?
      • Surf the Internet, find examples and link to them
    • Who is doing the best and/or worst job of using new media and why?
    • Do a post on this blog (or put a link on this blog to a post on your own blog) related to these two questions.

Assignment: Due Feb 20

  • Blogging Assignment “Did You You Know 2.0” Noted Above
  • Lynda, InDesign CS3 Essential Training with David Blatner: the following chapters and all videos inside them:
    1. Introduction
    2. Workspace
    3. Getting to the Tools
    4. Creating a Document
    5. Managing Pages
    6. Text
    7. Graphics

    Assignment: Due March 5

    • Read: “We the Media,” by Dan Gillmor
      • Please read The Introduction through the end of Chapter 3. This is up through page 65 in the printed O’Reilly edition of the Dan Gillmor book.
      • Do a post on this blog (or put a link on this blog to a post on your own blog) related to that reading indicating what the author said and why you agree or disagree with the author.