Reflection: Old Skool and New Skool

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Jason Haas and Vanessa Gennarelli presented to Dr. Mitchell Resnick's MAS 714 Course "Technologies for Creative Learning" at MIT Media Lab, December 6, 2011

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Reflection: Old Skool and New Skool

  1. 1. reflection: old skool and new skool December 6th, 2011
  2. 2. Journal• Handwritten Thought Storage• Mobile?
  3. 3. Gazebo• Fixed, specialized location
  4. 4. Meditation Bells • The sonic creation of reflective space
  5. 5. Tarot• A very likely random portrait of reality
  6. 6. Sand Mandala• Highly ritualized: process, creation & destruction
  7. 7. FourSquare• Location-based social networking for mobile devices• Users check in to their location, share with friends, unlock badges• FourSquare can push information to your mobile
  8. 8. Amazon’s Highlighting Feature• Amazon’s ereader allows users to highlight and share passages• “Popular Highlights” feature shows what other users have highlighted• Amazon keeps record of your highlights and notes
  9. 9. Wordle• Visualization of written text, tag cloud of weighted data
  10. 10. Joe Ergo• Desktop application that reminds user to stretch• Demonstrates stretching exercises, user sets intervals for reminders
  11. 11. e-portfolios• electronic evidence collected and managed by a user
  12. 12. Activity• Choose 2 tools• What are the qualities of each platform that could allow for or prompt reflection?• How would one use them for reflection in their everyday lives?• We’ll take 15 minutesOLD SKOOL NEW SKOOL• Journal • FourSquare• Gazebo • Social highlighting• Meditation Bells • Wordle• Tarot Cards • Stretching software• Sand Mandalas • Eportfolios
  13. 13. Reflection Ideas• History channel--when folks check in, historical facts are pushed to them.• FourSquare reminds you what you were doing 1 year ago today.
  14. 14. Group Reflection Tesseract• What is reflection for?
  15. 15. Group Reflection Tesseract• What is reflection for?• How can we value and model reflection in the technologies we create?

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