12.05.07

Core 1:

  1. Write-on: What is the one thing that has gone differently for you in your second essay, as opposed to your first essay?
  2. Share a few good things that are going on in your second essay (good points, valuable quotes, reflections on your writing process)… on the smart board if possible.
  3. Take a closer look at Rebuttals and Points of Information:
    • How do you refine your points without simply repeating them?
    • What is the right time to use a POI?
  4. Extensions:
    • Continue to work on your essay (Due Friday) and debate prep.

Core 2:

  1. How is your social action measurable? Is your measurement biased because of your own hypothesis?
  2. Take a look at the Freakonomics blog by professor Steven Levitt and author Stephen Dubner: The Science of Insulting Women

    • What did they measure?
    • How did they measure it?
    • Did they create any social action based upon their data?
  3. Design your measurement device (table, survey, etc.) so that it measures only what you want it to on Google Docs.
  4. Start Chapter 12
    • How does peace come from chaos.
  5. Extension:
    • Finish the book for Thursday.

Core 3:

  1. Discuss the extension question from last night with a few other students and try to establish what is unique about your answer.
  2. Discuss as a class, each response must add something new, not just emphasizing a previous point.
  3. Frame Analysis:
    • Page 26 – The Number
    • Page 29 – The Dress Code
  4. Start Chapter 2:
    • What is the symbolism of the masks, the bodies under his desk, his shrinking, and the flies?
  5. Extension:
    • Write a paragraph about what it means to survive. What is survival in the face of adversity?

Core 4:

  1. Write-on: What is the one thing that has gone differently for you in your second essay, as opposed to your first essay?
  2. Share a few good things that are going on in your second essay
    (good points, valuable quotes, reflections on your writing process)…
    on the smart board if possible.
  3. Create the following diagram on a piece of paper (or computer if your prefer… Notebook or Word would probably be quickest) to show your
    opinions of what should and should not be allowed of the following
    remixing or mashup situations:

Isn’t Illegal Is Illegal
Should be Illegal
Shouldn’t be Illegal

  1. Creating a collage using a famous piece of art and some of your own drawings.
  2. Hacking someone’s computer game and making it better then selling it.
  3. Taking someone’s direct quote from a book without citing it.
  4. Taking someone’s ideas from a book and listing them as one of your biggest influences in the bio.
  5. Using two pieces of different music to make a new one.
  6. Creating a replica of a building in Google Sketch-up.
  7. Creating a parody of the latest blockbuster film and putting it up on YouTube.
  8. Typing out a chapter of someone’s book and putting links to pictures of all of the places it mentions.
  9. Taking the beat or melody of a famous song and looping it to create
    something new to sing or rap over, without asking for permission to use
    the sample.
  10. Using a well known movie clip, and dubbing you and your friends
    making up funny, rude comments over top of it so that it looks like
    they are saying what you want them to.

Discuss each situation with your neighbors when you are finished.

  • Use the these definitions and real life situations and in order to complete your 30-minute-expert blogging session on the following debatable topic: Solved: Any idea or work that you create should be able to be remixed, modified, and repackaged for the purposes of another person.

Extension: Finish your 30-minute-Expert blogging session in the resources, facts, and opinions format.

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