Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Humanities: Feedback and Little Things Essay Intro

We'll start with our last few Composition & Culture presentations and some feedback for those presenters.

From there we'll break into our four stations because TUESDAY!

STATION 1.  FRANKENWORD with BOISELLE.  You'll be using Roots 12 to have a FrankenWord experience with Ms. Boiselle.

STATION 2.  FEEDBACK TRENDS.  (Production Phase of DEEP dt) Go through the feedback you've received on your Composition & Culture presentation.   Answer the following two questions in either a blog post OR an email to Ryder/Brackett

A. What trends do you notice across the feedback?  Things people noticed OR things people seemed to overlook that you noticed?

B. How might you apply this feedback to a revision/next iteration of your presentation?  What's your action plan?

Haven't finished your presentation?  Use this time to work on it.

STATION 3.  FEEDBACK with BRACKETT.  Have a conversation with Mr. Brackett about the presentations and how a next iteration could improve the situation.


Today you are being assigned your next essay.  The first submission draft will be due early next week.  Exact date TBA.

Little Things Essay

How might we design essays in which we share experiences of our own, or those of others, where a little thing had a significant (big) impact?   Consider objects, moments in time, single experiences, interactions . . .

In this station you will first brainstorm and spidea (word association) and then sort those ideas into Roses (gorgeous ideas), Buds (neat thoughts but not sure where to go with them), and Thorns (stay away from these ideas OR wrangle them carefully)

We will be using Post-Its.  Lots of Post-Its.


BLOG. 3+ Posts
Req'd Post 1.  Students Making a Difference Playlist.
Create a playlist of three videos showing students making a difference in their local, national or global communities.  Post these videos on your blog and explain what the student did and why you chose to include it in your playlist.   Be intentional.

This playlist is only one of your posts for the week and will be our pre-work for our final project of the year.

Req'd Post 2.  Composition & Culture.  Create a slideshow or video of your presentation that can be shared with a wider audience.  Post it on your blog.  Include voice over or typed commentary and music -- the qualities that you know will appeal to your users based on our empathy conversations.

Due. Friday, May 1st.

Culture & Composition.  
Export your slideshows as QuickTime movies OR PDFs and put in your Humanities IN folders along with your rationales and self-assessment (Four Corners).
Due. ASAP.

ROOTS 12. Quiz.
Due.  Thursday, May 7

Discover Phase:  Brainstorm, Rose/Bud/Thorn.
Post to Blog.
Due.  Wednesday, April 29.

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