My Storify for my presentation (example)

As part of your topic presentation grade, you will create a Storify so that others in the class can easily access your resources. Here is mine:

https://storify.com/macloo/internet-and-democracy-2016

Pay close attention to two things:

  1. The value added by my carefully selected resources. It took many hours to find these. They were not the first thing in Google. For every resource included in my presentation, I probably read or viewed 10 others and rejected them.
  2. The outline format in my Storify. It’s not my whole presentation. It’s not my Powerpoint. But there is enough to jog your memory so that you can find a resource that you saw during my presentation. It includes my five points. THEY ARE NUMBERED. It’s designed to be useful. Your Storify should too.

To create your Storify easily, you should first watch this how-to video.

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A good Storify from a student

As an example of a Storify done right, here is Lynsey’s from her presentation about viral media:

https://storify.com/lynsey_saunders/is-there-a-recipe-to-create-viral-online-media

Her text introducing each embedded item is especially good, because it’s helpful — it helps us follow her reasoning and explains why the next embedded thing is relevant.

Three things I would criticize, mildly:

  1. There could certainly be more background articles — e.g., Web articles about cases, or how/why of virality.
  2. Focus on viral videos; not very much about how other content goes viral.
  3. Her Storify does not state explicitly what her five or six “main points” were.

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An example of a Storify made for this class

DO NOT POST YOUR STORIFY link on this post. Read the instructions in Required Work, under “Topic presentation.”

You can embed a Storify into a blog post, but here I just gave you a link instead to save space on our course blog home page. :)

Week 3: Social Media and Social Activism

That is an excellent example, made by a student. Notice how he inserted very helpful and well-written text above each link (or a closely related set of links) so that the Storify makes sense to us. The point is NOT to write your whole presentation — just to provide all the resources with a little bit of context attached to each one.

Put an introduction at the top and a conclusion at the end.

Making a Storify should not take too long, because you will already have all your links, as shown in class.

Please use this Storify as a model for your own. Do not build your Storify until AFTER you give your topic presentation in class.

More about the Storify requirement on Required Work, under “Topic presentation.”

NOTE: You would do well to notice that this student’s presentation was completely different from Ananya’s, even though they used the same two articles. If you entertained any ideas about using a student’s presentation resources from last year, please remember the PENALTY for academic dishonesty in this course.

Example of a Storify (follow-up to topic presentation)

(Update: Sept. 11) You will be able to find all the Storifys made by all the students in this course here:

http://storify.com/macloo/storifys-from-mmc-6612-fall-2012

Yesterday I gave the topic presentation in class. Today I made a Storify that gives you links to everything I showed in class — and the videos are embedded too.

http://sfy.co/h7eu

You can embed a Storify into a blog post, but here I just gave you a link instead to save space on our course blog home page. 🙂

Making this Storify took me about one hour from start to finish. Of course I already had all my links, because I had to show them in class yesterday.

I tried to write just enough above each linked item or video to show how it made sense in the presentation. The point was not to write my whole presentation — just to provide all the resources with a little bit of context attached to EACH ONE.

I also put an introduction at the top and a conclusion at the end. You should too.

Please use this Storify as a model for your own. Do not build your Storify until AFTER you give your topic presentation in class.