Multimodal Mondays: What's your multimodal blind spot?

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Blindspot_three_cars_illus.svgThe Multimodal Mondays series proudly features pedagogy, activity ideas, and assignments from guest bloggers, instructors who are teaching multimodal composition with great creativity and resourcefulness. We've made it a goal to feature a variety of approaches and modalities, including

And those are but a very few highlights of all the great advice and assignments we've seen--and all the possibilities!

Some assignments and approaches pop up more than others, likely because they're easier to manage in the classroom and because both we and our students might be more familiar with them: assignments built on social media, blogs, etc. But is there a certain modality you've wanted to try but don't know how to approach? A software program that holds possibility but you'd like to know more? A new idea for using images so you don't keep recycling the activity you've done for the past four semesters?

Let me know in the comments below so we can feature that activity assignment you're looking for. Or, if you have a great assignment you'd like to share as a guest blogger on Multimodal Mondays, we'd love to have you. Just send a message to Leah Rang​ with your idea.

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Andrea A. Lunsford is the former director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford University and teaches at the Bread Loaf School of English. A past chair of CCCC, she has won the major publication awards in both the CCCC and MLA. For Bedford/St. Martin's, she is the author of The St. Martin's Handbook, The Everyday Writer and EasyWriter; The Presence of Others and Everything's an Argument with John Ruszkiewicz; and Everything's an Argument with Readings with John Ruszkiewicz and Keith Walters. She has never met a student she didn’t like—and she is excited about the possibilities for writers in the “literacy revolution” brought about by today’s technology. In addition to Andrea’s regular blog posts inspired by her teaching, reading, and traveling, her “Multimodal Mondays” posts offer ideas for introducing low-stakes multimodal assignments to the composition classroom.