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SHRIMP beim Didaktik-Workshop der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien

Am 25. Mai haben wir das SHRIMP Projekt bei einem Didaktik-Workshop im Rahmen der Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien (DGfA) präsentiert. Ca. 30 Teilnehmende, überwiegend FachdidaktikerInnen, Lehrerinnen und Lehrer und interessierte Mitglieder der DGfA, nahmen die Präsentation zum Thema “Questioning the Authority of the Linear Form?

Talk Canon to Me: Let's Analyze the LC-1 Canon!

After the conclusion of the #readingsforthebreak, which we took from the Literature and Culture I-list of exemplary texts for each period, we thought it’s time for some statistics. We had some thought provoking conversations about diversity and representation regarding our reading recommendations and this prompted us to take a closer look at the canon, so here it is: #talkcanontome! We have six periods to look at, so let’s dive into it!

SHRIMP featured on the Leipzig University Instagram Account

This Thursday, the instagram account of the University of Leipzig featured a special guest: Shrimpy! In a series of photos uploaded to their story, a feature that allows for a sequent of posts to disappears after 24 hours, viewers gained an insight into what a day with Shrimpy looked like. Starting with getting up:

Talk Nerdy to Me: The Lost Cards

Hey y’all! In this week’s Talk Nerdy to Me we’re going to discuss something a bit different: the cards the fewest distinct readers. That is to say, they’re the cards where the fewest number of specific users have read them. Let’s dive into the data!

 

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As we can clearly see, less than 25 of you have read each of these individual cards, and for some of them it’s less than 20! That’s not too many people.

 

Talk Nerdy to Me: Leaving a Mark on the World (or on SHRIMP)

This week in Talk Nerdy to Me, we will be discussing a lesser known feature on SHRIMP: bookmarks. They’re a great way to keep in mind cards that might be interesting or important in the future, but also to make sure you remember where you read something important for the next session. Let’s take a look at how you all have been using this function and which cards have received the most bookmarks:bookmarks.jpg

Talk Nerdy to Me: A (not so) Shrimpy Christmas

Talk Nerdy to Me: A (not so) Shrimpy Christmas

Here at SHRIMP we hope everyone had a relaxing and fun Winter Break—we know we did! And we also know that at least a few of you got the best gift on Christmas: the gift of knowledge, for which some of you got the “Nerds on Christmas” badge. Accordingly, this week we wanted to check out how our vacation days affected reading habits.

 

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Talk Nerdy to Me: Looking for Answers about Reading Questions

This week in Talk Nerdy to Me, we’re going to look at the reading questions – that neat feature that pops up at the end of sessions, asking you to reflect on what you read and to put it into your own words. Reading questions help you get organized for the seminars as they test whether or not you truly understood what you read, and prepare you for discussing the texts with your peers. While this feature has been steadily used by you all, we can detect quite a bit of fluctuation when we look at the data:

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