ALSB 2012 Teach and Tweet-Walker

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ALSB 2012 Teach and Tweet-Walker

  1. 1. Law, Ethics, & American Pop Culture• 22 students (2 freshmen, 20 sophomores)• Various majors• Required to follow class twitter account• Anonymous quiz given last day of class• Sample tweets: http://twitter.com/honors311 Tweet your comments & questions
  2. 2. Law, Ethics, & American Pop Culture@honors311“wherelaw+ethics+americanpopculture=AQuintessentialColLiSSion.”(REINVENTING ROGUE SPRING 2012 )• develop critical thinking skills inherent in legal and ethical analysis by understanding the various implications that are applied to American pop culture• develop oral and written communication skills in relation to the transmission of legal information Tweet your comments & questions
  3. 3. Law, Ethics, & American Pop Culture• Understanding of the structure of the American legal system• Examining various definitions, examples, and influences of American pop culture• Familiarity with basic legal principles in the areas of law studied &their significant contribution to American pop culture• Ability to identify legal and ethical issues in real and hypothetical fact situations & apply legal principles as appropriate• Ability to find and use legal resources on the World Wide Web Tweet your comments & questions
  4. 4. Who we “followed:”ESPN@espnWe talk about sports, sports, and well ... sports.SportsCenter@SportsCenterLEGALESE: If you send us a tweet, you consent to letting ESPN use and showcase it in any media, possibly even on tv. #ABC News@ABCSee the Whole Picture with the official Twitter page for @ABC News, now celebrating 50 years. Questions? Ask our socialteamCBS News@CBSNewsThe official twitter feed of CBS News. Follow us for original reporting and trusted news with content and perspectivefound nowhere else.msnbc.com Breaking@msnbc_breakingBreaking news from msnbc.comFox News Alerts@foxnewsalertLatest news on politics, entertainment, global affairs and more -- right on Twitter! Sign up for e-mail and text alerts here:http://fxn.ws/dpsz4bCNN Breaking News@cnnbrkCNN.com is among the worlds leaders in online news and information delivery.Tyler Dunlap@tdunlap311honors. politics. opinions. law.Lawyers.com@LawyerscomLawyers.com helps you learn about the law, understand your legal options, and find the right lawyer for your issue. Tweet yourWSJ Law Blog@WSJlawblog comments &Hot cases, emerging trends and big personalities in law from The Wall Street Journal. questions
  5. 5. Who we “followed:”WSJ Legal News@WSJlawLegal news, litigation reports and regulation coverage from The Wall Street Journal.American Bar@ABAesqThe American Bar Association provides resources to assist lawyers and judges, accredits law schools, and works toimprove the legal system for the public.US Supreme Court Ops@SCOTUSOpinionsLinks to the latest opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court. No news or gossip, just timely links to the newest opinions.ipnews@ipnewsIntellectualPropertyNews.com is the premier source for news and events related to intellectual property online.Reuters Legal @ReutersLegalReuters legal news team brings you the latest legal news and analysis from around the country, including breaking stories,trial coverage and law firm news.Dan Abrams@danabramsDad, Legal Guy @ABC; Founder @Mediaite @Geekosystem@Styleite @SportsGrid @The_MarySue @TheJaneDough@TheBraiser Co-founder @GossipCop; CEO @AbramsResearch.Star Jones@StarJonesEsqAn American Lawyer Chick who is FREE, BLACK and GROWN.TMZ@TMZTMZ has consistently been credited for breaking the biggest stories dominating the entertainment news landscape andchanged the way the public gets their news.Hollywood Reporter@THREsq Tweet yourEntertainment law news and comment from the Hollywood Reporter. The leader in Entertainment, TV, and Movie& comments News.Prometheus Global Media questions
  6. 6. Law, Ethics, & American Pop Culture American popular culture is saturated with legal themes. The "courtroom drama" has been a staple of American commercial cinema for more than 60 years. Tweet your comments & questions
  7. 7. Law, Ethics, & American Pop Culture Why Twitter? 1. less social than Facebook (pdw opinion) 2. more news-oriented (#companies, agencies) 3. 140 characters or less 4. little to know advertising Tweet your comments & questions
  8. 8. “Hot” business law topics coveredvia Twitter:1. Trademark2. Advertising and Consumer Protection3. Defamation4. Privacy/Employee Use of Social Media5. Securities Disclosure Tweet your comments & questions
  9. 9. Law, Ethics, & American Pop Culture: IRAC Writing AssignmentsIn addition to these substantive areas, the study of law requires and develops critical thinking skills, logic, andreasoning. Critiques of “Law & Pop Culture in the News” must be written in the “I.R.A.C.” method of legal analysisusing the following required headings (sections):LEGAL ISSUE(S)State the central issue of debate in pop culture that intersects with the law (question format)Identify the relevant stakeholders involved in the disputeRULE(S) OF LAWState major legal principles clearlyNote any exceptions, if applicableANALYSIS OF FACTSIdentify key stakeholders and their interestsApply the law-Apply ethical theoryDiscuss pop culture criticisms of your topic from the following areas(pick two):film, media, music, politics, race, religion, sexuality, social class, televisionReferences from an applicable book, case, news, or journal article, with proper APA citationsCONCLUSION Tweet yourAnswer the issue(s)/question(s) presented comments &Discuss lessons learned, in general questionsDiscuss impact on ethics, law, and American pop culture
  10. 10. Law, Ethics, & American Pop Culture: OUTCOME Beginning Developing Proficient Strong ASSESSED SCORE VALUE 1 7 9 10Overall Use of Blogs Blog entries are few Almost all required Five blog entries and Five blog entries Twitter Blog Reflection Rubric and generally simple retellings of personal events. No comments are made on blogs of blog entries and comments have been completed. five comments are submitted, though not all of them may give evidence of a and five comments are submitted, all of which are substantial. others. substantial Beyond the contribution. required five, your blog includes many more reflections. Intellectual Blog entries make no Blog entries make Blog entries Blog entriesEngagement with Key reference to issues some reference to demonstrate demonstrate Concepts raised through issues raised through awareness of most of engagement with readings and/or class readings and/or class the key issues raised the important activities activities through readings issues raised and/or class through readings activities and/or class activitiesPersonal Response to Blog entries show no Blog entries convey Blog entries convey Blog entries convey Key Concepts personal response is little evidence of a evidence of a extensive evidence made to the personal response to personal response to of a personal issues/concepts the issues/concepts the issues raised in response to the raised in the raised in the the readings/ issues raised in the readings/activities readings/activities activities, and readings/ activities, demonstrate that and demonstrate the author is capable the authors of reflecting on growth through learning, technology, reflection on and society. learning, technology and society. Engaged Writing Blog entries use Blog entries Blog entries show a Blog entries show a incorrect grammar demonstrate some good command of very good and syntax evidence of correct Standard English. No command of consistently, making it spelling, grammar, problems for your Standard English Tweet your difficult for others to punctuation, etc. audience. Most blog and have some comments & follow. No links are Audience will have entries include links. flair and originality. included connecting little trouble reading Blog entries may questions your thoughts to your blog. An contain multiple those of others. occasional link is links. included.
  11. 11. Law, Ethics, & American Pop Culture: IRAC Writing AssignmentsIn addition to these substantive areas, the study of law requires and develops critical thinking skills, logic, andreasoning. Critiques of “Law & Pop Culture in the News” must be written in the “I.R.A.C.” method of legal analysisusing the following required headings (sections):LEGAL ISSUE(S)State the central issue of debate in pop culture that intersects with the law (question format)Identify the relevant stakeholders involved in the disputeRULE(S) OF LAWState major legal principles clearlyNote any exceptions, if applicableANALYSIS OF FACTSIdentify key stakeholders and their interestsApply the law-Apply ethical theoryDiscuss pop culture criticisms of your topic from the following areas(pick two): film, media, music, politics, race,religion, sexuality, social class, televisionReferences from an applicable book, case, news, or journal article, with proper APA citationsCONCLUSION Tweet yourAnswer the issue(s)/question(s) presented comments &Discuss lessons learned, in general questionsDiscuss impact on ethics, law, and American pop culture
  12. 12. Academic Major American Studies Undeclared Accounting 4% 9% 9% Business 4% Sociology 9%Psychology Criminology 5% 5% English Political Science 9% 18% Environmental Science History 5% Math 9% 9% Marketing 5% Tweet your comments & questions
  13. 13. How many hours do you study per day? 6 to 9 0 to 3 18% 23% 3 to 6 59% Tweet your comments & questions
  14. 14. How many hours do you tweet about classroom material per day? 3 to 6 6 to 9 0% 0% 0 to 3 100% Tweet your comments & questions
  15. 15. How many hours do you tweet about non-classroom material per day? 6 to 9 3 to 6 0% 5% 0 to 3 95% Tweet your comments & questions
  16. 16. Twitter has increased my critical thinking. 10 9 8 7Number of Responses 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Tweet your No Increase Some Increase Average Above Average Increase Significant Increase & comments Response questions
  17. 17. Twitter has increased my legal reasoning. 8 7 6Number of Responses 5 4 3 2 1 0 Tweet your No Increase Some Increase Average Above Average Increase Significantcomments & Increase Response questions
  18. 18. Twitter has increased my oral communication. 8 7 6Number of Responses 5 4 3 2 1 0 Tweet your No Increase Some Increase Average Above Average Increase Significant Increase & comments Response questions
  19. 19. Twitter has increased my written communication. 10 9 8 7Number of Responses 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Tweet your No Increase Some Increase Average Above Average Increase Significant Increase & comments Response questions
  20. 20. Twitter has increased my curiosity. 10 9 8 7Number of Responses 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Tweet your No Increase Some Increase Average Above Average Increase Significant Increase & comments Response questions
  21. 21. Twitter has increased my independent thinking. 14 12 10Number of Responses 8 6 4 2 0 Tweet your No Increase Some Increase Average Above Average Increase Significant Increase & comments Response questions
  22. 22. Twitter has increased my rigorous study. 12 10 8Number of Responses 6 4 2 Tweet your 0 comments & No Increase Some Increase Average Above Average Increase questions Significant Increase Response
  23. 23. Twitter has increased my open-minded consideration of the ideas of others. 8 7 6Number of Responses 5 4 3 2 1 0 Tweet your No Increase Some Increase Average Above Average Increase Significant Increase & comments Response questions
  24. 24. Twitter has increased my understanding of diverse cultural ideas and perspectives. 8 7 6Number of Responses 5 4 3 2 1 0 Tweet your No Increase Some Increase Average Above Average Increase Significantcomments & Increase Response questions
  25. 25. Twitter has increased my understanding of the structure of the American legal system. 8 7 6Number of Responses 5 4 3 2 1 0 Tweet your No Increase Some Increase Average Above Average Increase Significant Increase & comments Response questions
  26. 26. Twitter has increased my examination of various definitions, examples, and influences of American pop culture. 12 10 8Number of Responses 6 4 2 0 Tweet your No Increase Some Increase Average Above Average Increase Significant Increase & comments Response questions
  27. 27. Twitter has increased my familiarity with basic legal principles in the areas of law studied & their significant contribution to American pop culture. 12 10 8Number of Responses 6 4 2 0 Tweet your No Increase Some Increase Average Above Average Increase Significant Increase & comments Response questions
  28. 28. Twitter has increased my ability to identify legal and ethical issues in real and hypothetical fact situations & apply legal principles as appropriate. 8 7 6Number of Responses 5 4 3 2 1 0 Tweet your No Increase Some Increase Average Above Average Increase Significant Increase & comments Response questions
  29. 29. Twitter has increased my ability to find and discuss legal issues on the World Wide Web. 10 9 8 7Number of Responses 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 Tweet your No Increase Some Increase Average Above Average Increase Significant Increase & comments Response questions
  30. 30. Twitter has increased my substantive reflection about reading course materials. 7 6 5Number of Responses 4 3 2 1 0 Tweet your No Increase Some Increase Average Above Average Increase Significant Increase & comments Response questions
  31. 31. Twitter has increased my substantive commentary about current events. 9 8 7 6Number of Responses 5 4 3 2 1 0 Tweet your No Increase Some Increase Average Above Average Increase Significant Increase & comments Response questions
  32. 32. Twitter has increased my substantive commentary about tweets of others I follow. 7 6 5Number of Responses 4 3 2 1 0 Tweet your No Increase Some Increase Average Above Average Increase Significant Increase & comments Response questions
  33. 33. Law, Ethics, & American Pop Culture: Student Comment“Before this class, I did not have a Twitter account (I don’thave Facebook either) and was honestly against socialmedia sites. Throughout the semester, however, I foundthat Twitter turned out to be an effective tool in extendingthe course material outside of the classroom. I foundmyself reading articles and applying the coursework, when Iotherwise would not have done so. Twitter forced me tobring the class into the real world rich greatly enhanced myoverall understanding of law, ethics, and pop culture.” Tweet your comments & questions
  34. 34. Law, Ethics, & American Pop Culture: Student Comment“As a person who did not have a twitter or want to have atwitter before this class I am actually very glad that Ibecame exposed to Twitter. It helped increase my collegeof current events and how these applied and intersectedwith course material. I believe that Twitter is a good toolfor classroom setting when used as a supplementary tool tofurther understanding practical and real life connections towhat we are learning. I was against the use of Twitter priorto this class but will now continue to use it after this class.” Tweet your comments & questions
  35. 35. Law, Ethics, & American Pop Culture: Student Comment“Twitter was a very effective tool for learning both in andout of the classroom. It was very interesting to read otherpeople’s comments and then discuss them with others. Ithelped me make solid connections between law conceptsand the “real world.” Tweet your comments & questions
  36. 36. Law, Ethics, & American Pop Culture: Student Comment“I had never used Twitter in a classroom before taking thisclass and I was surprised at how helpful it was. Sometimescases and readings can get difficult or confusing, but themicroblogging aspects of Twitter forced a datacondensation that greatly helped my understanding ofsome of the topics we covered” Tweet your comments & questions
  37. 37. Law, Ethics, & American Pop Culture: Sample Student Tweets:@honors311 the Chick-Fil-A anit-gay debate would have been great for our class! #toolate@honors311 Family Law according to Kanye West: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vwNcNOTVzY&ob=av2e … #wewantprenup@honors311 For everyone that had to read 3 Cups of Tea, more legal troubles for the author http://news.yahoo.com/author-faces-civil-suit-over-three-cups-tea-073309030.html …@honors311 Impracticality of UN as shown by the movie "Team America" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIPSvIz9NDs …@honors311 John Edwards trial begins in North Carolina; mistress Rielle Hunter on witness listhttp://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/john-edwards-trial-begins-north-carolina-mistress-rielle-150327149.html … #payingattentionMurder-Suicide leaves boy orphaned... perfect for #familylaw @honors311http://smithtown.patch.com/articles/banner-for-tyler …@honors311 woman to sue Reddit for wrongful death of her brother who commited suicide after being egged on by users.http://bit.ly/ItCyVQ@honors311 Official: Charges coming in Trayvon Martin death - Yahoo! News http://news.yahoo.com/official-charges-coming-trayvon-martin-death-184138994.html … via @YahooNews #payingattention@honors311 First Amendment right to free speech in action! Captain Log Controversy: http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-nws-tamara-cnu-0411-20120410,0,5317333.column … #payingattention to missing papers Tweet your@honors311 Apple, major publishers hit with federal antitrust lawsuit over e-book pricing http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/cutline/apple-major-publishers-hit-federal-antitrust-lawsuit-over-162802123.html … #businesslaw #payingattention comments & questions

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