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A canvas slide reads "Twitter for Academic Purposes: How to Guide Students", lain over a photo of hands writing in a notebook in front of a laptop.
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Twitter for Academic Purposes: How to Guide Students

Sarah-Elizabeth Byosiere

This article presents a semester-long, low-stakes, scaffolded assignment I developed for a master’s-level course titled Companion Animals in Society at CUNY Hunter College (Fall 2019). The ultimate goal of the assignment was to provide students with a comprehensive guide to developing skills and understanding in science communication, as well as furthering their professional development online, specifically by using Twitter.

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Student Created Computationally Generated Geometric Design
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Chance Encounters: Pedagogical Methodologies for Teaching Creative Coding

Andrew Demirjian

This paper presents a model for teaching drawing with computer programming, using conceptual and visual characteristics of twentieth century avant-garde painting practices. It examines how this pedagogic methodology is then developed to combine, synthesize, and apply these insights algorithmically, using the Python programming language, to produce generative artistic forms that can be evaluated and iteratively refined. The learning unit’s goal is to provide media production students with a tangible formula to continually build their critical, creative, and technical skills as they engage with visual culture.

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A map titled "History of American Capitalism", which shows superfund sites and the poverty ratio in sections of Michigan and Illinois.
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Introducing GIS in the History Classroom: Mapping the Legacies of the Industrial Era in Postindustrial America

Camden Burd

Dr. Burd planned this lesson for a 100 level course titled History of American Capitalism. Students built digital maps using ArcGIS Online and later reflected on the benefits of the technology as an educational tool.

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