Thursday, September 23, 2010

T and T A15 and A17 Sept 24 2010

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Important Idea #3

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"Are You Playing Attention?" (A15)

Is Google Making Us Stupid?
  • What kinds of reading do you do online?
  • Can you do more than skim or are you able to do 'deep reading'?
  • “When the Net absorbs a medium, that medium is re-created in the Net’s image.” Yes??? Is our reading always going to be scattered now?
Start a rubric for Assign 1
  • What are the important things to assess - tech ability, content, creativity, colour, organization, HTML, sources, images, videos, podcasts?????? What is the relative value of each of these?
  • Create a sample rubric with a group of 3 or 4
Sample exam question: Are we more connected and more isolated at the same time?

For next week - Understanding Digital Natives:

Read Don Tapscott Grown Up Digital excerpt - OR choose one of the business week 8 part series from Don's Articles.

Read one of the articles or reviews of the The Dumbest Generation by Mark Bauerlein.
Listen to an interview on PBS with both Tapscott and Bauerlein (click on the Listen link)

OR TVO with Gary Small and Don Tapscott - click on the Your Brain on Tech tab if necessary

Google docs accounts - professional names please!
Create a wiki (PBWorks or Wikispaces or Google sites) - create, make pages, make pretty, edit sidebar, add video, add users


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