Make Cycles

Our course is organized by “make cycles,” a term I borrow from Connected Learning. You can find the tasks for each cycle in the drop down menu above.

Google+ Community

We will share most of our work in a Google+ Community. We will upload images, respond to each other’s ideas, and share links and “makes” here.

Month: January 2018

Week 2 Reminders

Week 2 Reminders

Hi all,

I absolutely enjoyed reading your responses to McWhorter, Lunsford, and Yamada. From Raenni’s sharing of Yamada’s book with her students, to Samone’s questioning the premise of original ideas, to Ruben’s insights into the potential for agency in digital platforms, to Erin’s offering of the BBC article, you all did such thoughtful work considering these texts. I also appreciate the depth and generosity of your comments to your peer’s ideas. Seriously, I am excited by the potential of our community after this first week.

Up next:

Make Cycle One: Week 2

  • Look over our mentor texts:
  • By Tuesday night (1/20): Respond to some prompts to generate ideas with these mentor texts. The goal is to notice interesting structures, words, phrases, or themes/ideas that you might borrow for your creations. See prompt in Make Cycle 1.
  • By Sunday night (2/4): Create a “make”: remix your introduction post into a poem or a story using Storyjumper. Or write about how you got your name or a story from your childhood or why you want to be an educator. This should be a chance for you to play with ideas and take some risks. Important: once you share your “make,” remember to tell us about the choices you made, what worked, what was challenging, what you hoped the viewer/reader would get from your creation. 

Make sure you’ve ordered the book About the Authors. We’ll start using it the following week (2/5).

We’re off to a great start; thank you everyone for the engaging responses.