The presence of laptops should not dictate the nature of lesson design
Clarity of goals prior to selection of equipment
Its not about laptopping children it is about…
Identify learning goals and then activities
Example: Teacher of English developing media awareness of students
Focus: critical thinking and comprehension skills
What techniques have been used in this ad to sway your emotions and influence your thinking?
Now work as pairs to critique and analyze this same ad frame by frame. I want one of you making a list as a new blog post of the techniques used to sway your emotions and influence your thinking while you use the second desktop to watch the same video in L@G > Resources > Tutorial Resources.
Questions to ask What is the message of each video? What feelings do these videos evoke? What thoughts do these videos evoke? What questions do these videos evoke? What techniques are employed to achieve these results? How successful are these videos? Explain your answer. What was the most effective image in each? How did they employ humor? How did they employ irony? How did Dove Evolution illustrate the idea of "PhotoShopping Reality?" Should these ads be shown to all young girls do you think? Explain. Should these ads be shown to all parents do you think? Explain. Should boys worry about such messages? Did these videos shift or deepen your understanding of beauty? Why do you suppose Dove is doing this? Do you trust their intentions? If you worked for a beauty company satirized by these ads, how would you react? Do you think these ads are fair? Explain.
What is the message of this video?
What is a parody?
Does this video contribute to the exploration of beauty and distorted reality or does it undermine it? Explain.
In which ways does the video mimic the Dove ad and in which ways does it show some novel techniques?
If you were to create a parody of Dove Onslaught , how would you do it?
What is the value of parody? of satire? How do they differ?
Attention – eye contact
Collaboration – teamwork needs practice
Independence – don’t provide the answers
Resourcefulness – learn to feed themselves: no cut and paste solutions
Versatility – be able to change strategies when things don’t work
Persistence – develop new, good ideas: will be frustrating and will need staying power.