Choosing readings

Today we are reviewing your meeting notes, providing feedback on your progress so far, then pushing to organize your discussion online and in class by choosing readings.

Review meeting notes

  1. Go to this Google folder and comment on the notes from other groups in our class. As you do, you might consider:
    Pointing out moments that you would look forward to discussing or knowing more about.
    Asking questions — for clarity/knowledge, but also for discussion later.
    Suggesting a counter-technology, or liking one of the options listed
  2. Once you’ve read and commented on others’ notes, regroup to review the comments that others made on your meeting notes. Share any new ideas you gained that might be useful to your discussion.
  3. Add a section at the end of your document called NEW IDEAS that lists them.

Planning for discussion

Once you start focusing on a specific phenomenon, it’s time to begin thinking about:

  1. which readings you’re going to have us read and
  2. how you’re going to get us to talk about them.  As for the former, you should choose readings that help us understand the complexity, history, and newsworthiness of your phenomenon.

Aim to have us read 2 readings that total 2,500-3,500 words (not sure what the word count is? check out the Word Count Tool).


Homework for Thursday, 4/11

Finalize your chosen reading(s) and begin to think about how they will align with your chosen counter-technology. We’ll continue to review these in class and review the evaluation forms for your groups.