Weekly Video Update

Make Cycles

Our course is organized by two week “make cycles,” a term I borrow from Connected Learning. We will read, discuss, and make things based on the children’s books we’re reading. You can find the “weekly work” for each cycle in the drop down menu above.

Google+ Community

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

Week 13 Updates

Week 13 Updates

I really enjoyed reading your comics and your reading plans! Thank you for some really thoughtful ideas, especially with Miller’s chapter.

Up next:

  • You have a response due Tuesday focused on a character analysis from your YA novel.
  • Last Goodreads review (on YA novel) due by Friday (11/17)
  • Make 6 due Friday too. I highly recommend taking advantage of the fact that these are young adult novels and lend themselves to cool ideas for a make. I could see making a playlist/mixed tape for Eleanor & Park using Soundcloud, making a game for Ready Player One or recording yourself playing a video game with commentary(!), creating Stargirl’s sunflower bag or filming an episode of Hot Seat with your family, drawing one of Cameron’s visions from Going Bovine, or writing from the perspective of Roza for Bone Gap….book trailer, original songs, lots of possibilities this week.
  • I’ll post the next Make Cycle when we return from break, which will lead us to the end of the semester. If you want to get ahead, you could read Miller chapter 5 and Battle Bunny. We’ll end the semester with a Reflection & Manifesto assignment, so you could also start reviewing your posts from this semester and taking some notes/highlighting ideas you want to talk about in your reflection.


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