Week two is upon us and now is when we will really get things moving. I want to share some general thoughts on your posts and where we might want to go from here. We will reflect briefly on any lingering issues from week one and try to wrap up the idea of the Internet as a disruptor in general. This will let us set the stage for our first deep dive into our themes, starting with community. I will also introduce you to your team assignments and get you rolling on the Team Contract.
During class some people from Apple will be here to do a hands on session with us to help us get the most out of the iPads this semester. I am keenly interested in us really unpacking the affordances of the iPad as a tool to support learning and student work flow in general. I have asked Apple to focus mostly on how the iPad can support content creation of all types. In addition to the Apple team, there will be some folks here from around campus to learn a bit more about the iPad.
- Introduce Diigo
- Complete the iPad survey
- Reflections on the readings
- Students as Content Creators and an Introduction to Web 2.0
- Introduction to your team
- Begin the Team Contract
- Draft in Google Drive
- Final posted to the course site
- iPad seminar by Apple team
- What’s in Your Bag (Backpack)
Out of Class Assignments
- E.C. Wenger: Chapter 2: Communities of Practice, “Community“
- Reading: Camplese, Cole “What YouTube’s ‘Charlie bit my finger’ tells us about Web 2.0”
- Camplese, Cole: On Being Open, An Open Letter to Bloomsburg PA’s Press Enterprise
- Poynter: Why floods couldn’t break through Pennsylvania paywall, while New York Times created leaks in theirs
- Poynter: Bloomsburg Press Enterprise’s post-floods paywall a folly or financially sound?
- Shirky, Clay: Last Call, The end of the printed newspaper.
- Roy Peter Clark, The Poynter Blog, How I might have responded to Clay Shirky.
- Complete the Team Contract and post to course blog as a team. Choose one member of the tea, to post your team’s contract. Due Tuesday at 5 PM
- Weekly Create Post
- For the second Weekly Create Post I am going to be more directed than last week. This week I want you to react to the reading by Wenger. This is heady stuff and I want you all to take some extra time and really thoughtfully react to his chapter specifically. Please react to the chapter, pose at least one original question you’d like to see us explore in class, and share your two biggest takeaways from the reading specifically. You are encourage to go beyond the use of text only. Due Tuesday at 5 PM
- iPad Reflection Post — I’d like you to do a “What’s in Your Bag/Backpack” post here to the course site. Respond to: Due Tuesday at 5 PM
- What could be replaced by the iPad?
- What you can’t live without?
- What is the most surprising thing you carry?