Today’s agenda: We’ll chat about your experiences with the Twitter Scavenger Hunt and then begin using Storify to create stories about the scavenger hunt.
- Wondering about how, exactly, to use Storify? Read “Storifying the story.”
- Wondering about how other Twitter Scavenger Hunt participants have used Storify? Check out examples from Southern Methodist University and Texas State University.
- Wondering about some good examples of other Storify stories? Check out these about the Sochi Olympics, Election Day 2012 and even a son’s final days with his mother.
- You can even use Storify for a cover letter! (She got the internship.)
Due Tuesday: Your tweets for the Twitter Scavenger Hunt! See previous post for complete details, but here are a few reminders:
- Twitter Scavenger Hunt is from 3:30 p.m. Thursday to 5 p.m. Monday
- Use #SLUvLU
- Make sure you do the eight required tweets AND respond/comment on at least five other students’ tweets
For Thursday: Check out the materials in the New news tools & apps folder
Due Thursday: Your Storify based on the scavenger hunt should be posted to your blog. (You can embed it in a post.)
A reminder: A Storify provides context for the material you bring in from Twitter. Think of the tweets as quotes for your first-person news story — you need to write original transitions and other content to help explain your “quotes.”
- Do not stack more than three tweets together without writing a transition or other contextual material.
You need to include:
- At least four of your own tweets
- At least three tweets from your classmates
- At least four tweets from LU students
- At least three of your responses to LU students’ tweets