AgendaDiscuss lesson redesigns (should be posted to yourblog today)Audience, purpose, and context: using Twitter to roleplay the classics and other experiments with socialmediaDiscussion of readings
Lesson RedesignsPosted to blog with resources and explanation of whatyou changed 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
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 networkingand microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, informally known as "tweets".
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 a gmailaddress such 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,it raises the level of anxiety and puts a stop tocreativity and playfulness, especially when tryingsomething new. Not everything we do as teachers needs to be graded, although this is sometimes a tough sell for students. Assess, and have the students reflect but the second you tell students they’re being graded, it raises the level of anxiety and puts a stop to creativity and playfulness, especially when trying
Other Applications•History role playing:http://twitter.com/#!/danikabarker/mr-t-s-history-class•Backchanneling•Homework reminders•Developing a PLN
Everything’s A RemixIs this a rip off? (Four Corners Discussion)IC QuickTime™ and a QuickTime™ and a decompressor decompressor are needed to see this picture. are needed to see this picture. Under Pressure Ice Ice Baby
Poetry SlamPerformance art competitionScored 0-10 for content and performanceNo props, no instruments, needs to be originalCan be performed as a teamInteractive
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: Arebel with a cause" (Will be uploaded to OWL)