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IT STARTED WITH A PD SESSION AT NCTE &
NWP ANNUAL MEETING, NOVEMBER 2013….
1. Concept of remix
2. “Hacking the Notebook”
3...
HOW TO “ILLUMINATE”
GATSBY?
What thinking or skill do I want to “illuminate” with
the circuitry activities and work?
REMIXING A PROJECT…
AND A NOVEL
•The Great Gatsby
• Light symbolism
• Dark conflict/ characters
• Usual methods of teachin...
ILLUMINATING OUR THINKING
• Remix materials
• Remix workshops
• Remix prior knowledge acquisition
• Goal: to learn about e...
THE REMIX APPROACH
MATERIALS WORKSHOPS PRIOR KNOWLEDGE
THE REMIX APPROACH
PRODUCTS
COLLABORATIVE
WORK ACTUAL TASKS
OUR WORK
MIXING WITH THE TRUE AND
USEFUL? TESLA AND EDISON.
THE PROJECT:
ILLUMINATE A TRUTH OR CONFLICT
FROM GATSBY USING ACTUAL LIGHT.
THE PROJECT:
ILLUMINATE A TRUTH OR CONFLICT
FROM GATSBY USING ACTUAL LIGHT.
THE PROJECT:
ILLUMINATE A TRUTH OR CONFLICT
FROM GATSBY USING ACTUAL LIGHT.
CRITICAL THINKING. LITERARY ELEMENTS.
AUTHOR’S TECHNIQUES. LIFE TRUTHS.
REAL, AUTHENTIC LEARNING. AND MAKING.
“
”
WE ARE CONNECTING
THEORY TO PRACTICE IN AN
AUTHENTIC, CREATIVE WAY.
THEIR INNOVATION
SURPASSED MY IMAGINATION.
THE LEARNING WAS
MEANINGFUL, LASTING,
AND COMPLEX.
“A truth about life I would ...
THEIR WORDS.
“I learned through this project that I
knew more about circuits than I
thought. I was able to reteach the
sub...
TRYING IT WITH OTHERS
TRYING IT WITH OTHERS
RESOURCES
• SIMPLE RULES IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS: HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=25BYDK70-VG
• HTTP://WWW.HSDINSTITUTE.ORG
• H...
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Illuminating gatsby nwp webinar

  1. 1. IT STARTED WITH A PD SESSION AT NCTE & NWP ANNUAL MEETING, NOVEMBER 2013…. 1. Concept of remix 2. “Hacking the Notebook” 3. Using paper/flat circuits to “highlight” ideas
  2. 2. HOW TO “ILLUMINATE” GATSBY? What thinking or skill do I want to “illuminate” with the circuitry activities and work?
  3. 3. REMIXING A PROJECT… AND A NOVEL •The Great Gatsby • Light symbolism • Dark conflict/ characters • Usual methods of teaching • Yes, an analysis •Making it PBL • Let there be… light? • Let’s illuminate what we think is important • Mentor texts changed: Tesla/Edison, direct/alternating current, types of illumination • Reasons we illuminate anything
  4. 4. ILLUMINATING OUR THINKING • Remix materials • Remix workshops • Remix prior knowledge acquisition • Goal: to learn about electricity in a nontraditional way, so we can use circuitry in a nontraditional way, so we can learn about the power of literature and writing… in a nontraditional way REMIX: making new meaning out of existing learning; not about curriculum; about experience
  5. 5. THE REMIX APPROACH MATERIALS WORKSHOPS PRIOR KNOWLEDGE
  6. 6. THE REMIX APPROACH PRODUCTS COLLABORATIVE WORK ACTUAL TASKS
  7. 7. OUR WORK
  8. 8. MIXING WITH THE TRUE AND USEFUL? TESLA AND EDISON.
  9. 9. THE PROJECT: ILLUMINATE A TRUTH OR CONFLICT FROM GATSBY USING ACTUAL LIGHT.
  10. 10. THE PROJECT: ILLUMINATE A TRUTH OR CONFLICT FROM GATSBY USING ACTUAL LIGHT.
  11. 11. THE PROJECT: ILLUMINATE A TRUTH OR CONFLICT FROM GATSBY USING ACTUAL LIGHT.
  12. 12. CRITICAL THINKING. LITERARY ELEMENTS. AUTHOR’S TECHNIQUES. LIFE TRUTHS. REAL, AUTHENTIC LEARNING. AND MAKING.
  13. 13. “ ” WE ARE CONNECTING THEORY TO PRACTICE IN AN AUTHENTIC, CREATIVE WAY.
  14. 14. THEIR INNOVATION SURPASSED MY IMAGINATION. THE LEARNING WAS MEANINGFUL, LASTING, AND COMPLEX. “A truth about life I would illuminate would be the fact that trust is fragile and loyalty is a blessing.” “Wealth blocks Gatsby’s view of his true emotions, tricking him into thinking he’s happy.” “It’s not that bad things happen to good people…it’s that bad things happen in general. Lives begin and suddenly end. What we want to do with our lives, our plans, mean nothing to other people as we continue to try to reach a higher level of success.”
  15. 15. THEIR WORDS. “I learned through this project that I knew more about circuits than I thought. I was able to reteach the subject of circuits to a whole table group. I was proud of myself.” “I learned more about currents/electricity in this class than in any science class. I think it was the different approach.” “A lot of us had the same theme but expressed it in such different ways.” “I liked that it really made me think bigger than the classroom and that what I learned is A) cool and B) actually applicable. I feel like we get too wrapped up in one subject at school and don’t take time to integrate others, so this was a nice change.” “I learned how to make a simple circuit. I learned craft vocabulary like ‘apoxy.’ I learned time management, the importance of planning ahead, and following through with those plans. I also learned the importance of understanding metaphors, similes, and symbolism because it can make a difference in the ‘truth’ you see.”
  16. 16. TRYING IT WITH OTHERS
  17. 17. TRYING IT WITH OTHERS
  18. 18. RESOURCES • SIMPLE RULES IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS: HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=25BYDK70-VG • HTTP://WWW.HSDINSTITUTE.ORG • HTTP://WWW.ADAPTIVEACTION.ORG • HTTP://WWW.HSDINEDUCATION.WORDPRESS.COM • HTTP://WIKI.HSDINSTITUTE.ORG/ • EOYANG, G. & HOLLADAY, R. (2013). ADAPTIVE ACTION: LEVERAGING UNCERTAINTY IN YOUR ORGANIZATION. CALIFORNIA. STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS. • PATTERSON, L., HOLLADAY, R., AND EOYANG, G. (2013). RADICAL RULES FOR SCHOOLS: ADAPTIVE ACTION FOR COMPLEX CHANGE. CIRCLE PINES, MN: HUMAN SYSTEMS DYNAMICS INSTITUTE. • PAUL OH’S “MAKE. WRITE. REMIX. SHARE.” BLOG ON EDUTOPIA • TCTELA WINTER 2013 NEWSLETTER, TEXAS VOICES, P. 19 – “WHAT THE HECK IS A HACKJAM?” • JIE QI’S SITES: HTTP://SIMONETTI.MEDIA.MIT.EDU/~JIEQI/ AND HTTP://TECHNOLOJIE.COM/ • PHOTOS EITHER COURTESY OF MOLLY ADAMS OR FOTER.COM/PUBLIC DOMAIN. • HTTP://EDUCATORINNOVATOR.ORG/ AND HTTP://CONNECTEDEDUCATORS.ORG/ • CIRCUITRY HELP? CHECK OUT THESE BOOKS! GETTING STARTED IN ELECTRONICS AND MAKE: ELECTRONICS • MENTAL FLOSS ARTICLE ABOUT TESLA AND EDISON • 21ST CENTURY NOTEBOOKING: NEXMAP RESOURCES, GOOGLE+ COMMUNITY, CHAD SANSING’S HACK YOUR NOTEBOOK KIT, JIE QI’S PROTOTYPE AND INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS

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