Spotlight on Multigenre Elements: Fictional Text Messages of Historical Figures

Check out this multigenre element created by a student who illustrated Thomas Paine’s views on government using fictional text messages.  The student used his/her iPhone to create the fictional text message and utilized the iPhone’s screenshot capability to capture the “texts.”  The images were then pulled off the phone and imported into Glogster, and the Glogster was embedded into the project wiki page.  Many thanks to Ms. Lisa Kennedy, 11th American Literature/Composition teacher, for collaborating with the library on this project!

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5 thoughts on “Spotlight on Multigenre Elements: Fictional Text Messages of Historical Figures

  1. Hello! Thank you so much for your info. Quick question. From a previous blog posting you noted that you will no longer be updating info for your library’s kindles because of 1:1 requirements and other issues. In the above question/answer, though, it seems that Barnes and Noble requires 1:1 also. Is this true? And if so, what are the other reasons you went with the Nook instead of the Kindle if that aspect is the same?
    (Thanks so much for any info. I am assessing e-readers and really confused as to the better choice!)
    Maggie

    1. Hello!

      Question 1 re: 1:1 rules:
      ” I don’t have a problem with the 1:1 aspect, but I do have a problem with Amazon not providing alternatives to help libraries and schools work within the confines of the licensing agreement that is now apparently being enforced (I was told via phone that in our case, they were responding to a concern shared by a publisher who apparently saw our LibGuides Kindle pages).

      In a phone conversation with my Amazon Kindle Education rep Monday, the new terms of agreement were confirmed. While the rep stated that Amazon is working on some type of backend management tool/system, it will not be available for several months, and I got the impression it won’t be comparable to what Barnes and Noble is now offering to K12 schools/libraries”
      from the July 27 post

      Question 2: Why we went with Nooks–please see my two posts I’ve composed on Nooks. Thanks!
      https://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/next-steps-in-the-ereader-journey-the-nook-simple-touch/
      https://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/qa-nook-simple-touches-and-the-bn-managed-program/

      Best,
      Buffy

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