Organization site - GIFT Program
Issue: 2/20/01


2001 GIFT Winners




GIFT/Author/Affiliation

The Scholarly Tourist
How to utilize the virtual tour to stimulate student learning and enhance computer skill development in introductory mass communications courses -- Beverly S. Bailey, Tulsa Community

The Feature Teacher as Preacher and Practitioner
How to integrate a teacher's own writing experience into the classroom -- Gene Burd, Texas-Austin

Media Literacy Project
How we can learn from the media -- Lisa Burns, Maryland-College Park/Prince George's Community

Building Cyber-Communities for the Classroom
How to use on-line resources to involve students in and out of the classroom -- John Chapin, Pennsylvania State

Crossing the Lines
How to bring together far-flung disciplines into a single project -- E.J. Conzola and Cecilia Friend, Utica

Creative Aerobics
How to generate advertising creativity on demand, minimize students' anxiety and encourage their creativity and productivity -- Linda Conway Correll, Florida

Technology as a Teaching Assistant
How to use readability tests in writing classes -- Dixie Shipp Evatt, Syracuse

DOING Instead of Just PLANNING in Public Relations
How to make a public relations capstone class more meaningful through implementation projects -- Lisa Ferree, Eastern Kentucky

Hands-On Experience for Public Relations Students
How to meet departmental needs -- Salma Ghanem, Texas-Pan American

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
How to revive student enthusiasm -- Donna Hale, Bowling Green State

Using Student Group Projects in the Classroom
How to diminish the dread for students and faculty -- Julie K. Henderson, Wisconsin-Oshkosh

From Focus Group to Completed Ad
How to teach advertising students to recognize and use consumer insight in creating ads -- Thomas Kim Hixson, Wisconsin-Whitewater

Karloff's 'Tis a Nice Day to Get Out' Information Search and Search Strategy Exercise
How to get beginning reporting students up, out and investigating the world around them -- Kim Karloff, California State-Northridge

News in Brief
How to teach media law creatively
Patricia Kennedy, Syracuse

Dirty Words and Dangerous Ideas
How to teach the realities of book banning -- Kim Landon, Utica

The Importance of Saying "Thank You"
How to turn a simple courtesy into a valued teaching tool -- Phyllis Vance Larsen, Nebraska-Lincoln

Journalistic Read-Aloud
How to analyze and improve a story/article -- Tina Lesher, Wayne Patterson

Test Partners
How to take the stress out of exams and promote student interaction -- J. Barlow LeVold, Illinois

History Helpers
How to engage students in American journalism history when they might rather be watching Oprah -- Karen List, Massachusetts

Beat Reading
How to get students talking about the news (and thinking about the reporter's craft) -- Miles Maguire, Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Making the Best of Disaster
How to teach effective and sensitive coverage of large-scale tragedy -- Scott Maier, Oregon

News Team Peer Critique
How to teach your students to give each other helpful feedback and still be friends when it's all over -- Jane Marcellus, Oregon

"You Decide What's Right" Exercise
How to integrate ethical issues into the classroom -- Nancy Mitchell and Michael J. Consbruck, Nebraska-Lincoln

Reading Response Assignment
How to help students improve reading comprehension and prepare for discussion sections -- Mark Plenke, Anoka-Ramsey Community

Murder They Wrote
How to teach journalism history, research, writing and citation -- Anna Paddon, Southern Illinois-Carbondale

The Crash of CommAir Flight 4083

How to join a journalism and public relations course by using a simulation -- Patricia Radin, California State-Hayward

Just Do It
How to teach strategic thinking skills in an advertising course -- Jan Slater, Ohio

Using Vigorous Verbs and Colorful Phrases in Newswriting
How to write a stronger lead and news story that grabs an audience attention -- Patricia Tillotson, Southern University and A&M/Nicholls State

Deconstructing the Newspaper Feature Article
How to teach students about the component parts of a newspaper feature article -- Diana Tonnessen, Florida

Job Search Package
How to prepare your students to be successful in job interviews -- Lauren Vicker, St. John Fisher

Please Don't Eat the Data: M&M's and Polls
How to teach basic math skills to journalism majors using problem-based learning -- Kathleen Woodruff Wickham, Mississippi

Grammarama
How to build competence in and enthusiasm for grammar -- Carol Zuegner, Creighton