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Randy D. Nichols: The "McGyver" of Communication
Randy D. Nichols: The "McGyver" of Communication

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Feynman: Science "Proves" Nothing, Discovers Everything
(This blog entry is part two of a half-dozen reflections that steal teaching ideas from Richard Feynman, the Nobel Laureate physicist, atomic bomb developer, colorful personality, and pretty darn good teacher.) Some think the strength of science is that "it...

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Shaping Your Personal Brand in the Digital World
Students will be giving attention to how they "look" online. They will begin to shape and monitor their personal brand by analyzing and evaluating their digital presence. They will read this blog and view the video in the blog: RESUMES, DIGITAL FOOTPRINTS, ...

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Back to the Old Drawing Board
Students in CM410 have taken brand personality surveys, researched numerous approaches to website building, developed brand guidelines, built style sheets, and reflected on how their web presence can carry their personal "voices." NOW, they will plan their ...

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(Photographically) Channeling Hido and Baltz
First assignment - appreciate and recreate Todd Hido's shot from "Excerpts from Silver Meadows" Copyright Todd Hido  Todd Hido discusses the "Excerpts from Silver Meadows" photos: My attempt at recreating Hido's Photo: See also:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/B...

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For Fun: Some Cool Freegal Fotos
I avoided my go-to faves, and discovered some cool evocative images from other sites in our huge collection of Freegal Pics . OLD CARS SERVE AS WATER-BREAK ON NAVAJO RESERVATION from the National Archives Autumn in the Hamlet Bornste (from Wikimedia Commons...

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Photographs and Personal Branding
CC 0 - from VisualHunt.com Students in CM410 will tackle two different projects (which will come together beautifully in their next assignment.) hey will focus on demonstrating composition skills in photography - and will reflect on their own personalities,...

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Ad Design Analysis (& Recreation)
Two Great Weekend Projects: 1. Students will complete a Design Analysis of several print ads for discussion and evaluation in Tuesday's class. Here are some sample ads (from BestAds ) they will work from:   2. Students will use "Freegal" image sources and t...

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Best Blogs, Best Features, Best Practices
Students will investigate several lists of "Best Blogs" from these (and other sources): The WEBBY Awards for Best Personal Blogs 2016 SAUVEUR's Best Foodie Blogs 2016 EBIZ List of Most Popular Blogs July 2017 Southern Living's Blogger to Follow 2017 They wi...
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