Archives for October 30, 2015

Project 4 Tools

This is the post for the Friday, October 30, 2015 class meeting.

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Project 4 Pitch

Monday, you will write and submit your pitch, in a quiz based on the list of questions on p. 56 of Writer/Designer. You may want to bring your book so you can consult it as you are writing.

Your pitch should tell me the following information:

  • What story did you choose
  • How will you remix it
  • What form/genre are you using (e.g., video, infographic, animation)
  • What tools will you use
  • How are you incorporating risk/what you hope to learn Resources

Look for support for the tools you are using on the site, which is free with your login. Here are some examples, based on tools you mentioned in your pitches:

Other Tools You Can Use

There are lots of tools that you can use to create assets as you work on your remix. Use the skills you developed in the Interrogate the Interface project to decide which of these tools might be right for you. Remember that your work needs to published in a public space online, so one criteria is that the tool has to provide something you can link to or that you can upload to your WordPress site.

These tools can help if you need to fake social media updates. Just don’t use them to prank people:

These web-based tools can help you publish or build your project:

In-Class Writing

After you look at some of the tools, choose one or two and talk about how it might be useful (or won’t be) for your project in the "Project 4 Tool Assessment" quiz. In particular talk about the modes it supports and the affordances and constraints of the tool.


For today, please do the following:

  • If you didn’t complete your "Project 4 Tool Assessment" quiz in Canvas, please use the grace period to finish by 5:30 PM Sunday (11/1).

For Monday, do the following before class:

  • Read Chapter 5 of Writer/Designer.
  • Be prepared to write a pitch in a quiz, following the questions on p. 56 of Writer/Designer.
  • Remember that the grace period for Project 3 ends at 11:59 PM.