Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Michael Wesch presentation

This assignment has two goals -- to get you thinking about the roles of classroom architecture and questions in learning and to give you experience with careful, mindful Internet writing.

Watch this video excerpt from a talk in which Michael Wesch discusses the role of classroom architecture and questions in education.

Then write your answer to one of these questions:

1. How did listening to Michael Wesch make you feel? Do you recognize yourself in what he says?
2. What stops you from participating in class discussion?
3. Which online discussion tools have you used? What were the pros and cons of each relative to fruitful discussion?

Think carefully about the question you chose and draft your answer, then watch the video again and make any changes that come to mind.

Next, set your answer aside for a day or more and rewrite it. Read it aloud -- your ear will catch grammar errors and awkward sentences. Run it through the Microsoft Word grammar and spelling checker. Show it to someone else for feedback.

When you have an answer you are proud of, enter it into this database and print a hard copy to turn in.

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