Try live-tweeting the Constitution Day lecture and / or “note-tweeting” some book or website and then incorporate some of those tweets along with a few other links and resources into a short Storify essay. Then you will embed this Storify into a blog post at our course website. Please make sure this is posted privately by Friday, Sept. 19 at 9am.
- Make sure to follow @House_Divided on Twitter and pay special attention to our tweets marked with hashtags #dhseminar and #henryadams
- And here’s some good advice on live-tweeting from Twitter media
- For help with getting a better handle on how to use Storify, check out our video tutorial below and browse our various essays on the main House Divided Storify page.
- The easiest way to tackle this assignment is to transform tweets about Kate Martin’s Constitution Day lecture into a short Storify report on the event. Prof. Pinsker will be live-tweeting the lecture with hashtag #dhseminar and so will others from our class –so you should have more than enough material to put together a decent summary of the event. The Clarke Forum will also be posting a video of the lecture at their website within about 24 hours afterwards. In other words, there will be plenty of resources available.
- However, you also might want to experiment with taking “note-tweets” from The Education of Henry Adams (1918) and try turning them into a short summary. The combination of notes from Twitter and a Storify essay might offer a really compelling way to create chapter-by-chapter summaries of the book. Prof. Pinsker will create some examples of these note-tweets using hashtag #henryadams and others in the course will probably follow suit.
- Finally, you may want to try an entirely different direction, like tweeting about one of the DH@Dickinson projects and then combining some of those tweets with embedded links to summarize / review one of these projects in Storify.
- No matter what you do, try to come up with a really compelling title and then keep your essay very concise. The best way to build a Storify essay or narrative is to insert the links or resources first and then try to craft short, lively text around them.