This is where we do a rotating stations activity with three questions:What issues/challenges do we have to deal with when using discussions inour classes?What approaches seem to help discussions run smoothly in your classes?For what reasons do we use discussions in our classes?
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Curiosities? What are your concerns, questions, and ideas about facilitating discussions?
Using thought-provoking promptsNeil Postman once wrote, Neil Postman once wrote,“Computers are merely ingenious “Computers are merely ingeniousdevices to fulfill unimportant devices to fulfill unimportantfunctions. The computer revolution functions. The computer revolutionis an explosion of nonsense.” is an explosion of nonsense.”Do you agree or disagree with Why do you think Postman wrotePostman? this? What evidence do you believe he would reference to support his perspective? What would you say to change his mind, or at least present an alternative perspective? What is your viewpoint, and why?