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Dr. Jasun Carr

Interactive Narrative

Students will learn the basics of how to plan and tell interactive narratives, as well as some of the potential uses for them within Digital Media, Educational, and Storytelling outlets. If desired, this course can be conducted as “hands­-on" in a computer laboratory, allowing students to begin the actual construction of the narratives.

Polling 101

Students will be introduced to the basics of creating a survey, including question wording, question order, dimensions and indices, and data collection. Students will also learn to spot "bad data" and faulty polling results. A useful course for anyone teaching or involved with gathering social science and opinion data.

Writing & Designing for the Web

This program introduces the fundamentals of web layout, navigation, and content creation. Emphasis will be placed on converting static content to responsive, flexible formats.


State Standards

These presentations meet the following state education standards for high school students:

Information and Communication Technology

Standard 3: Knowledge Constructor

ICT9-12.3.a Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.

ICT9-12.3.c Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

Standard 4: Innovative Designer

ICT9-12.4.a Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.


Standard 5: Computational Thinker

ICT9-12.5.b Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.

ICT9-12.6.a Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.


Standard 6: Creative Communicator

ICT9-12.6.b Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

ICT9-12.6.c Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.

ICT9-12.6.d Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.