Question 97 of 365: What are we willing to work for?

Image via Wikipedia I used to tell everyone that I was going to become a teacher. I would tell them that it was the novels that I read in high school that made me first want to do it. I would say that those novels were the ones that I …

Question 39 of 365: What data points are we missing?

All of the data points matter. The ones that fit neatly inside of your daily life are just as important as the ones that lay way outside of it. The information that causes us to go forward unabated is no less valuable than the stuff that makes us cautious. The …

Question 37 of 365: What should you do if Google decides to compete directly?

Google competes with our jobs. We are only kidding ourselves if we believe otherwise. All of the knowledge that was known as expertise and was highly valued in a different time is now just a click away from any employee. Google directly competes with our textbooks, our reference books, and …

Question 24 of 365: When should you fire your community?

Cultivating a rich and supportive community is one of the hardest and most worthwhile things you can do with your online presence. It is something that usually requires endlessly making contacts and leaving comments. It requires a consistent voice and a steadfast level of interaction. Most of all, a good …

Question 22 of 365: Farmville practices Ghetto Testing, why aren't we?

I had never experienced the term Ghetto Testing until I read a blog post about how the FarmVille creators use it. One of the biggest parts of Ghetto Testing is to track interest and support for a new feature before actually building it. This means that before a single line of …

Guest Teaching 12.05.08

Cores 1-4: Discuss-on: Brainstorm ways in which you would like to “reframe” A Christmas Carol: Well, let’s talk about how we will be reframing A Christmas Carol using animation and microblogging. First, XtraNormal will allow us to completely create the scene, choose the characters and their actions, and even add …

Guest Teaching 10.29.08

Cores 1+4: Write-on:  How can we decipher the symbolism of Maus 2, extracting more meaning from only the images? Frame analysis: Describe- Describe the frame in detail. Make sure you find even the smallest pieces of information that are hiding within the illustration. Explain- Explain the meaning of each of …