Before we embark upon a journey of authentic learning through technology, we must first ask ourselves why we would want to do it in the first place. With that question in mind, we will be expanding our ideas of literacy, technology, and community.
- Brainstorm-on: What does it mean to be literate?
- [flash http://www.teachertube.com/flvideo/3978.flv]
- Debate-on: Write down all of the pros and cons that you can think of for doing the following in the classroom: having an online identity, using the internet to post your own content (writing, podcasts, images), and collaborating through online tools.
- Decide which side you will be supporting and move to that side of the classroom to start debating the merits of using the internet in the classroom.
- Read the DOC and rework it to incorporate your ideas.
- Write-on: How do you give an object the weight and worth it really deserves in your writing?
- Introduce objects.
- Find a spot outside to do some free writing with your object.
- How does it feel in your hands?
- What do you think of when you pick it up?
- Why did you bring it in instead of any other object?
- Where were you when you first received your object?
- Who else is involved with this object?
- Where do you use this object?
- What are the actions you go through with this object.
- How will you organize all of your thoughts on this object into a cohesive Object Analysis?
- Write your Object Analysis as a well put together piece of writing that explores all of the different angles of your object.