Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Two new things; one not so new

1. We'll do a quick progress test on words often confused and contractions--both should be review.

2. Get ready for Shakespeare. For a quiz grade, you will attend the evening "Romeo and Juliet" performance, Thursday at Waterman's. For another quiz grade, you will write a five paragraph review for posting here on the Media Lit blog. By the end of class today, you'll have a copy of the rubric I'll expect you to use.

3. Before we can go on with "Digital Nation," you must comment here about your understanding of the documentary's theme and/or some of the questions posed, thus far.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Digital Nation Documentary

We're watching Digital Nation in pieces while we do our grammar exercises. So far we've seen about 35 minutes. If you missed the first class, that was the first 25 minutes. Catching up over vacation would be a great idea.

We will comment on the film in comments here.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Making Data Visible

We will watch a short video about one tool to handle information overload.  Then we will see how persuasive these images can be using Google Data Set and I Love Charts. We will also look at ChronoZoom's Ultimate Timeline

Then you will comment here about how access to these tools affects your learning.

1. How do you deal with Information Overload?

2. What effect on your desire to learn do these graphic tools have on you?

3. How does all this information flowing out of this box in front of you make you feel?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Future Proof Your Education

Pay attention to these rules and you will manage the information overload just fine.