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Field-Springer, Kimberly; Striley, Katie Margavio – Communication Teacher, 2016
The "Amazing Race" activity utilizes experiential learning by encouraging students to venture outside the classroom to collect and cite sources for an upcoming assignment. In the popular TV show, "Amazing Race," teams compete to complete tasks that take them around the world. Similarly, in this classroom activity, groups…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Assignments, Citations (References), Information Sources
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Fuller, Ryan P. – Communication Teacher, 2016
Crises threaten high-priority goals of impacted organizations. In the field, trainings range from overviews of crisis plans to full-scale exercises that simulate a crisis. In the classroom, simulations engage multiple learning styles, and allow students to reflect on observations and provide recommendations. The objectives for this unit activity…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning Activities, Crisis Management, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Giovanelli, Marcello – Communication Teacher, 2016
Metaphor is generally understood as the process of understanding one thing in terms of another. The activity described here is designed to make use of the principles of embodied cognition and meaning, and specifically the embodied nature of metaphor, to explore political discourse and communication. With high-school junior or senior students in…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Politics, Nonverbal Communication, Learning Activities
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Hosek, Angela M. – Communication Teacher, 2016
This assignment serves to increase students' information literacy related to research gathering, critique, analysis, and implementation. For this assignment, students will: (a) identify and examine a news article that uses research; (b) trace the origins and conduct an analysis of the research study cited in the news article or a related research…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Assignments, Student Projects, Research Skills
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Rezende da Cunha, Fernando, Jr.; van Kruistum, Claudia; van Oers, Bert – Communication Teacher, 2016
This paper reports on how teachers, from different cities in Brazil, used groups on Facebook and how communication between teachers and students was affected by using such groups. This study is framed under the Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) perspective, and is conceived from a methodological background that invites participants to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Media, Teacher Student Relationship, Technology Uses in Education
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Frisby, Brandi N.; Kaufmann, Renee; Beck, Anna-Carrie – Communication Teacher, 2016
Instructors incorporate technological tools into the classroom to address short attention spans, appeal to technologically savvy students, and to increase engagement. This study used both quantitative descriptive and qualitative embedded assessment data to examine the use of three popular tools (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, and video chatting) in…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Group Activities, Technology Integration, Attention Span
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Louis, Ross – Communication Teacher, 2016
Courses: Public Speaking. Objectives: This semester-long service-learning activity examines access to affordable healthy food as a social justice issue, using critical ethnography as a framework to help students understand the link between activism and public speaking skills. After completing the project, students will be able to: (1) develop a…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Ethnography, Food, Food Standards
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Pruim, Douglas E. – Communication Teacher, 2016
Courses: Disaster Day (DD) is a single-class activity designed for public speaking classrooms, but could also be applied to courses addressing small group communication. Objectives: DD integrates fundamental skills of the basic speech course, fosters participation through group work, and introduces new concepts and skills. By the end of the…
Descriptors: Speech Skills, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Class Activities
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Medvedeva, Yulia S. – Communication Teacher, 2016
Journalistic skills courses often involve the production of a media project such as a multimedia website, which requires students to decide which media in their multimedia toolkit can best convey the story. To make the right match between content and form, students should understand the advantages of each of the available modes of communication.…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Journalism Education, Multimedia Materials, Story Telling
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Klein, Adam – Communication Teacher, 2016
Courses: Media Criticism, Media and Society, and Media and Gender. Objectives: Students will gain a better understanding of how hegemony operates through culturally accepted norms that allow oppressive practices to endure in society. Students will then develop their own "culture jam" campaign to show them how counterhegemonic discourse…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Social Attitudes, Power Structure, Social Influences
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Sorenson, Mary E. – Communication Teacher, 2016
Courses: Research Methods, Public Speaking, Communication Theory, any other course that requires college students to engage in a formal research process. Can be conducted in traditional, online, or hybrid courses. Objectives: In this original single-class activity, students will be able to evaluate source credibility for resources that extend…
Descriptors: Credibility, Information Literacy, College Students, Class Activities
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Jones-Bodie, Ashley – Communication Teacher, 2016
Courses: Gender Communication, Communication and Careers, Organizational Communication. Objectives: At the end of the activity, students will be able: to identify and analyze the socialization of gender expectations, to recognize and describe how early this type of socialization can occur, to critique the early socialization of gendered career…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Socialization, Careers, Sex Role
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Wells, Celeste C. – Communication Teacher, 2016
Courses: Communication Criticism, Rhetorical Criticism, Introduction to Rhetoric, Introduction to Communication, Media Studies, and Persuasion courses. Objective: The aim of this activity is to introduce and explain the method of ideological criticism through commonplace advertising.
Descriptors: Criticism, Ideology, Teaching Methods, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Linabary, Jasmine R.; Long, Ziyu; Mouton, Ashton; Rao, Ranjani L.; Buzzanell, Patrice M. – Communication Teacher, 2016
Systems theory has been a staple in organizational communication textbooks since the field's inception (Miller, 2015; Poole, 2014). Nevertheless, the authors' classroom experiences have revealed that systems theory may not seem applicable to students due to its complicated nature. While examples and cases can help students make sense of the…
Descriptors: Organizational Communication, Teaching Methods, Systems Approach, Learning Activities
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Justus, Z. S.; Weber, Lori; Mattor, Millie – Communication Teacher, 2016
This manuscript explains a civic engagement activity and presents assessment data on the activity.
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Student Reaction, Student Empowerment, Campuses
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