Week 3 Theme: Critical and Creative? What is the relationship between readers and writers in a digital age?
AGENDA, February 7, 2018
- Renee reviews your completed work
- View “Ira Glass on Storytelling, Part I.” Small group viewing and discussion
- Review LEAP 2 Due February 28
- Review readings and homework assignment for next week
CLASS PARTICIPATION HOMEWORK: PLEASE COMPLETE THE ACTIVITIES BELOW BEFORE our next synchronous class on WEDNESDAY, February 14 at 7 pm
Week 4 Theme
In the Real World: Digital Civic Engagement. Can digital authorship help to change the world?
- READ AND COMMENT: Select two LEAP 1 essays from the Class Roster to read and offer warm feedback to the authors by commenting on their work using the Reply function.
- READ: Hobbs, Create to Learn, Chapter 6 (pp. 87 – 101). See also slides and study materials for this chapter
- READ: Hobbs, R. (2016).Capitalists, consumers and communicators: How schools approach civic education. In E. Gordon and P. Mihailidis (Eds), Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice (pp. 355- 370). Cambridge: MIT Press.
- READ: Mihailidis, P. & Gerodimos, R. (2016). Connecting pedagogies of civic media: The literacies, connected civics and engagement in daily life. In E. Gordon and P. Mihailidis (Eds), Civic Media: Technology, Design, Practice (pp. 371 – 393). Cambridge: MIT Press.
- DISCUSS: After reading, use the Facebook Discussion Group to comment on some of the ideas from the readings that resonated with you. As you contribute, also take time to read and respond to some of the ideas shared by class members.
- OPTIONAL: Watch the video recording of the webinar to meet Morgan Jaffe and learn more about her approach to creating podcasts.
- SEARCH & CREATE: Explore the concept of “digital civic engagement” using at least 2 different search strategies and find an interesting or useful resource or example that is relevant to your personal or professional life. Using this Padlet Wall, describe the resource or example and briefly explain why you have selected it. Take a look at the work of other students so we avoid duplication or redundancy.
IF YOU DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE LIVE SYNCHRONOUS CLASS, watch the recorded video below. After watching, place a comment using “Leave a Reply” where you make a connection between Ira Glass’s ideas about storytelling and the work of Morgan Jaffe.