- Introduction to the course
- Introduction to each other
- Short reading & writing in class assignment
- Introduction to Blogging instructions ENGL 116
- Powerpoint: Intro to First Day
- Course Contract due (scroll to bottom of “Course Policies” page
- UPDATED: Begin to create your blog site and profile
- Read Ray Bradbury’s Illustrated Man: “Prologue,” “The Veldt,” “Kaleidoscope,” “The Other Foot,” “The Highway,” and “The Man” (Penguin edition: pages 1-77)
- UPDATED: Start First Observation (Mark text as well as complete the first observation & inquiries page). PRINT & BRING TO CLASS. If you have started your blog, you can also upload to your blog under unit 1 & bring in a printed copy (or something that you can read it on)
- Powerpoint Part 1 How to perform a close reading 8.27.2013
- Finish setting up your own blog site (come to my office hours next week if you are having difficulty)
- Read: “The Long Rain,” “The Rocket Man,” “Fire Balloons,” “The Last Night of the World,” “The Exiles,” “No Particular Night or Morning,” “The Fox and the Forrest,” and “The Visitor”. (pgs. 78-208).
- Observe, Annotate, & Write up a set of questions for 4 of the stories. Answer 2 of those questions in a formal response. Questions & Answers TYPED—Bring printed copy to class. Upload the write up to your blog for practice.
September 10 (MEET IN LIBRARY LAB 202)
Part 1: Finish the last 6 stories (including Epilogue): “Concrete Mixer,” “Marionettes, Inc.,” “The City,” “Zero Hour,” “The Rocket,” and “Epilogue”.Continue to notice & mark the text as you read.Part 2: Surveying what’s out there…Where is there information on the book? What sources/resources are online? What do these sites notice? What is discussed? What isn’t? In other words, what is missing from these discussions? TYPED 1-2 pages (you can structure it as notes or as writing)Head start on sources:
- Part 3: Read: http://www.fastcompany.com/3012521/unplug/baratunde-thurston-leaves-the-internet?utm_source=twitter (Annotate & be ready to discuss)
- Part 3 Close Reading 9.10.2013
- DUE:For the last assignment on close reading, you will design and answer a focused set of questions on a major theme, idea, argument, or symbol in The Illustrated Man. We will be working together to craft your question set, but it must display your ability to closely read and understand important ideas or images presented in the text. After you have the question set written and approved, you will work on 2 stories and particular passages within those stories to answer your questions through close readings of the text. For each story, you must provide a brief summary of the plot and major ideas, and then you will use the particular selection of passages to develop your analysis. The last paragraph will state what you have discovered about your questions and what still remains unclear or uncertain. You will also indicate what other readings exist or other research you might perform that could be helpful in answering your question. This assignment should be approximately 3 pages. (Due September 17 in class for peer review).
September 24th (MEET IN LIBRARY LAB 202)
- Portfolio draft due (& post draft showcasing close reading)
- Peer Review Unit 1 (completed in class in groups of 3)
- LINK TO TEST STUDENT PORTFOLIO (EXAMPLE): http://akingsleydvcteststudent.wordpress.com/
- Portfolio Due Online
- Portfolio list due
- Reading excerpt due with annotations (Previously Assigned: http://www.fastcompany.com/3012521/unplug/baratunde-thurston-leaves-the-internet?utm_source=twitter)
UNIT 2: HOW TO READ ARGUMENTS
October 8 (+Conferences)
- Chapter 1 “It Takes A Village to Find a Phone”
- Chapter 2 “Sharing Anchors Community”
- Chapter 3 “Everyone is a Media Outlet”
- Overall argument of the text so far…
- Brief chapter summaries (topic & thesis)…
- Reaction (agree, disagree, uncertain)…
Responding to each other (Due Tuesday before class)
- Choose someone’s post to “comment” on (start a conversation). Acknowledge or summarize what the writer (or poster) has said, and then assert your own opinion, reaction, or response.
October 15 (+Conferences)
- Read Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody: Chapter 5 “Personal Motivation Meets Collaborative Production” and Chapter 7: “Faster and Faster:
- Read Malcolm Gladwell PDF “Small Change”
- Response due online discussion forum: What concepts and ideas does Shirky Introduce in Chapter 5 and Chapter 7? How do these chapters support his overall main ideas? Name a specific story Shirky uses to support his argument. Then, compare to Gladwell. What is Gladwell’s overall argument? What concepts and ideas does he present? Name a specific story or example Gladwell uses to support his argument? Where do Shirky and Gladwell agree and disagree?
- Group Presentation 1: please read the following and be prepared to participate in student lead discussion– http://news.stanford.edu/news/2013/march/games-education-tool-030113.html and
- 10.15.2013 Social Media and Social Change Part 2 Powerpoint
October 22 (NO IN CLASS MEETING, ONLINE RESPONSES DUE on SHIRKY)
- Read Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody (Chapter 9 & Epilogue)
- View: http://www.ted.com/talks/clay_shirky_how_cellphones_twitter_facebook_can_make_history.html
- Read http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/425137/streetbook/
- Read http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/mar/07/facebook-twitter-revolutionaries-cyber-utopians
- Find & read one other article from a strong publication on social media and the Arab Spring
- PART !: RESPONSE due online discussion forum (as post to course blog): Summarize Clay Shirky’s view on social media and social change. What is his main argument? What does he believe in? Point to specific ideas and passages in his discussion to support your summary. How do the articles on the Arab Spring uprisings relate to Shirky’s discussion? What do they add? Be specific. What is Morozov’s argument in his article? How does he confront or critique Shirky? Last, what did you find? Summarize your article and what it contributes. Be specific, give examples, and point to passages or specific areas of the texts.
- PART 2: COMMENT Choose one person’s ideas to respond to.
October 29 (NO IN CLASS MEETING, ONLINE READING/VIEWING DUE)
- Finding related research: view http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OonV7-LGMs to learn about Academic Search Premier through the DVC library website.
- Find 2 more articles on the idea of social media and social change by using the DVC databases. Download full text articles and save them (you will upload them to your post and your portfolio)
- Read your articles
- RESPONSE due online on course blog–What articles did you find? Summarize the two articles and the arguments they make. How do these discussions connect to each other? How do they connect to what we have read thus far? What do they contribute?
- Introduction to Unit 2 Formal Write Up (Unit 2 Formal Paper Prompt)
November 5 (BACK IN CLASS!)
- Unit 2 Formal Paper Prompt
- Choose a set of 5 articles (one of which can be a video) on the topic of social media and social change to form research cluster of readings & read them!
- Summarize each article clearly (topic, main argument, major supporting points) and give examples/details to support your ideas.
- Group Presentation 2 (Articles posted here: http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/09/tech/social-media/vine-celebrities/index.html )
- BRING 2 PRINTED COPIES OF YOUR DRAFT
- Review session Unit 2 Portfolio Work
- Unit 2 Portfolio
FINISH READING “Laptop U” http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/05/20/130520fa_fact_heller?printable=true¤tPage=all
FOLLOW THE DISCUSSION ON Twitter: #FutureED
RESPONSE ONLINE: What kinds of questions and challenges do these articles address about the future of “higher education”? What topics seem to come up about the role of technology? What do you think? How do you respond? (Post & Comment)
- PPT from class 11.26.2013 Unit 3
December 3 (Library)
MEET IN LIBRARY
HW: Preparing for Unit 3:•What question will you pursue?•What kinds of conversations have you found? Summarize the most important. (5 articles—can have some videos, too)•Where are you finding this information? (Look on different sites—blogs, twitter, youtube…to see what other kinds of information you find. Also look on DVC databases. You want to make a blend of conversations).•Do any particular ideas get repeated in these readings? Any terms repeated? Any names?
- Group Presentation: http://www.teenink.com/nonfiction/academic/article/482544/Negative-Effects-of-Technology-on-Society/
- Powerpoint 12.3.2013 Unit 3
December 10 (library)
1)What is your research question
2)What articles (name 2) do you think are most important so far? (summarize & explain)
3)Describe the “need to knows” about this conversation to someone that is smart, but is new to the conversation. What does he/she need to know? What are people thinking/saying?
4)Type this up and include it on your “Unit 3” archive.
December 17 (Library)
- Research Peer REVIEW
- Portfolio Unit 3 Due & Final Reflection