Exploring Remix Examples

This is the post for the Friday, April 3, 2015 class meeting.

earinfectionClass will work online. I have an ear infection, and the doctor said to stay home. For today’s class, I will provide a link to the remix assignment and to several examples.

Overview of Project 4

To begin, please read all of the Project 4 assignment page. I will add dates and firm up some of the instructions next week. I will also talk about how the project is graded next week.

Sample Projects

Review these example Remix Projects, which students completed in previous classes:

  1. The Three Little Scholars Broadcast
  2. Chamber of PostSecrets
  3. Rapunzel
  4. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  5. ‘Same Love’ by Macklemore as told through The Gay Rights Movement – final edit
  6. What Happened to Little Red Riding Hood?
  7. The Once Upon a Times
  8. Beauty and the Beast
  9. Boston Tea Party
  10. Don Quixote and the Giants
  11. The Hunger Games, Time Magazine Edition
  12. Around the World in 80 Days

Today’s Blog Post

For your blog post, I want you to respond to the assignment and the examples that you reviewed. Please answer these questions. You can use each question as a heading in your post:

  1. What makes a good remix
    Based on the assignment and the examples, list some characteristics that make for strong projects. Focus on how the story is rethought, or remixed.

  2. What makes a good digital story
    Look at the 12 examples and talk about which one you felt did the best job of digitizing an existing story. Support your opinion with some details from the examples and/or some comparisons to other examples. Focus on the technology behind the story.

  3. Stories I am considering
    Brainstorm a list of 3 to 5 stories you might focus on, and say a little bit about why you are considering them. If you feel that you already know exactly what you want to focus on, you can talk about your choice. (My goal here is to help you start focusing on your project’s topic).


  • For Monday, 4/6:
    • We will draw some conclusions about the example projects, based on your observations. We will go over dates and talk about grading as well.
  • For Wednesday, 4/8:
    • We will briefly review some tools you can use for your projects, and I will ask you to summarize your research to date.