Welcome to Writing and Digital Media

Welcome meme showing orange cat with its head twisted sideways.This is the post for the Monday, August 24, 2015 class meeting.

Welcome to English 3844, Writing and Digital Media. This site is the official home for our course. All project assignments, class activities, and related resources will be posted here.

Class Work for August 24

  • Go over the syllabus, including the course policies.
  • Keeping up with the course:
    • Check this site regularly.
    • Use the Twitter account @VTtengrrl (also in the sidebar).
    • Subscribe Via Email, using the form in the sidebar.
    • Announcements and notifications from Canvas.
  • Look at some sample projects.
  • Complete the class survey to tell me about your experience with digital media.

Sample Projects

These are some projects students completed for the Remix a Story project in my previous classes:

  1. The Three Little Scholars Broadcast
  2. Chamber of PostSecrets
  3. Rapunzel
  4. Time: Hunger Games Special Edition
  5. Scout’s Instagram Account
  6. ‘Same Love’ by Macklemore as told through The Gay Rights Movement – final edit
  7. Calvin & Hobbes—Attack of the Deranged Mutant Monster Killer Snow Goons
  8. What Happened to Little Red Riding Hood?
  9. Music Man Remix
  10. The Once Upon a Times


For today, please do the following:

  • If you didn’t complete the class survey in class, please use the grace period to respond by 5 PM tomorrow (Tuesday, 8/25).

Before Wednesday’s session, please do the following:

  • If you want, follow the Twitter account @VTtengrrl or Subscribe Via Email to this site. Check the sidebar for more info.

  • Log into Canvas to make sure you have access before you come to class on Wednesday. Contact 4HELP if you need assistance with your login. You can find help for Canvas 24/7 by using the Help link on the Canvas site and in the Canvas: Getting Started for Students article.

  • [PUBLIC WRITING] In a million words and images or less, tell us whatever you would like us to know about you as student, a writer, and/or a Hokie. Think about things that will help us get to know you and will help you do your best work in this course. Logistics: Use a word processor (Word, Google Drive, etc.) and be sure you have the file with you in class Wednesday.