Teaching with Scalar

October 17th, 1:30 – 3:00 P.M.
Wilson Media Lab (220 Davis Family Library)

Screen shot of Scalar book project
Scalar is an open-access digital publishing technology that allows authors (whether scholars or students) to engage closely and critically with media through annotation, arrangement, and more. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basics of writing in and with Scalar and to potential classroom uses. Because it is a digital publication platform, using Scalar in the classroom foregrounds issues of audience, tone, design, and argument. Together we will explore and assess how traditional assignments might be reimagined through Scalar.

No technical expertise required.

Registration for the workshop is free but required. Please sign up below or send an email to dla@middlebury.edu (put Scalar Workshop in the subject line). Wilson Media Lab has 16 Mac workstations. If you would prefer to work with a PC, please bring your own laptop.

Sample assignments for workshop:

  • Alicia Peaker’s “Beauty (Re)Discovers the Male Body” Writing Portfolio | pdf docx
  • Louisa Stein’s “Remix Culture” Assignment | pdf docx video

 

Current Sign-up Sheets

Title Date Open Spots  
Digital History as Team Sport: Applying Design Thinking to the Study of the Past N/A 0

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