Learning GoalsUnderstanding audience, composition, purpose, and contextPerformance/dramaSlam poetry and remix culture
AgendaDiscuss lesson redesigns (should be posted to your blog today)Audience, purpose, and context: using Twitter to role play theclassics and other experiments with social mediaQ&A with our student guestsDiscussion of readings
Lesson RedesignsPosted to blog with resources and explanation of what youchanged and why.Be sure to credit original sources.Remember your audience and purpose: Audience: your peers and future colleagues Purpose: to share, reflect, look for feedback
Comment SettingsLast week I mentioned the default comment setting on Bloggerthat requires you to have a Blogger account in order to comment.I showed you how to change it.If you have your blog set to moderate comments before theyappear, make sure you check regularly to see if you havecomments. You should get an email when you have a newcomment.
Brevity is the Soul of (t)Wit Using Twitter to Role-Play the Classics
The Experiment• Can we use Twitter to role-play Hamlet in real time?• What would we learn if we tried it?• What is the value of trying this in the classroom?
Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, informally known as "tweets".
Implications for the Classroom
Technology doesn’t necessarily = engagement
Big Ideas"What is the value in re-imagining a text using social media?”
Be the DirectorSet up the Twitter accounts yourselfnot so much for policing but so you cansee all the planning that happens throughdirect messages.An email account is necessary to set up aTwitter account, but I’ve found a goodworkaround is to use variations on agmail address such as firstname.lastname@example.org.
ListsCreate a list and add all the character handles to the list.This way people can follow a list rather than eachcharacter: eg/ https://twitter.com/#!/danikabarker/brevity-2-0
Don’t grade this.Not everything we do as teachers needs to begraded, although this is sometimes a tough sell forstudents. Assess, and have the students reﬂect butthe second you tell students they’re being graded, itraises the level of anxiety and puts a stop tocreativity and playfulness, especially when tryingsomething new.
Other Applications•History role playing: http://twitter.com/#!/danikabarker/mr-t-s-history-class•Backchanneling•Homework reminders•Developing a PLN
Introducing our GuestsSam and Jordan are students from my first semester ENG4Uclass who have used a variety of different types of texts andtechnologies in our classroom. They’re here to answer anyquestions you might have.
Everything’s A RemixIs this a rip off? (Four Corners Discussion)
Poetry SlamAlthouse Poetry Slam In small groups, compose an original poem for our Althouse Poetry Slam following the guidelines in the video reading for this week. Audience: your peers Purpose: to express your feelings, concerns, hopes, fears about teaching (and to understand how you can apply this to the classroom)
For Next WeekWe’ll perform our poetry slam and debriefReading: "Curriculum theorizing for multiliteracies: A rebelwith a cause" (Will be uploaded to Web CT)