June 30

Tentative Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 – News Share, Q&A

9:00 – 10:00 – Student QuickFire, Perceiving

10:00 – 10:15 – Break

10:15 – 10:30 – Sparks, Creativity & Technology

10:30-12:00 – TeachMeet

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 – iImage

2:00 – 2:15 – Break

2:15 – 3:30 – iImage

3:30 – 4:00 – Office Hours

Homework:

Complete reading assignments for Friday.

Continue work on iImage and prepare draft to share with class for Friday.

Continue development on PDA.

Readings:

Excerpts from “Is the Internet Changing the Way you Think?”

Each of you has been assigned a very short chapter from a book entitled “Is The Internet Changing the Way You Think?” (your chapters are linked and names assigned below).  You need to read this chapter, and think deeply about the important ideas that it presents regarding this question.  In class on Friday, you will need to give a one minute synopsis of the chapter, and then provide a one minute critique of the ideas therein (times approximate, don’t stress.  30 sec too short,  and you’ll be cut off at 2:00).  Remember, a critique does not need to be “critical.”  You may completely agree with your chapter. Spend one minute telling us why you agree.  Or, you may want to talk about perspectives in this debate that the chapter missed, or talk about why the arguments in your chapter are completely wrong, and why.

We expect that you will give these chapters serious thought.  Educators are forever preaching depth over breadth, but never practicing that mantra.  This is us practicing what we preach. The shortest reading assignment for tonight is only one page and the longest chapter is six. That’s all you have been asked to read tonight.  Now, you need to reciprocate.  Take TIME to wrestle with you chapter and come in prepared to help the rest of the class really understand the big ideas that are discussed. Using the Web to explore more about the big ideas in your chapter would be a great start to provide some depth to your critique.  Super bonus points if you read a few of the other chapters below and play some of the different perspectives on this issue off each other in your critique.

After we have all presented our chapters on Friday morning, we will have a related in-class exercise that will work best for everyone if all of you provide good synopses and critiques.

Chapters and assignments. If you want to trade chapters, that’s fine, but make sure all fifteen have been covered:

Anderson (Jen)

Calvin (Mike)

Carr (Cathy)

Carroll (Joost)

Chalupa (Theresa)

Csíkszentmihályi (Miguel)

Dalrymple (Chey)

Foreman (Alyssia)

Kelly (Larissa)

Ogiggi (Craig)

Pagel (Drew)

Pinker (Sarah)

Pronin (Bridget)

Shirky (Fiona)

Smolen (Katie)

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