Consult the latest daily plan for more specific details on homework.
Th, 3/28: Intro to Unit 3
For next class: Submit your final Truth-o-meter post.
Read this entry from Wikipedia on Web Brigades. Also read “How Unwitting Americans Encountered Russian Operatives Online” and watch this video:
Poke around on the Alliance for Securing Democracy’s Hamilton 68 dash. Finally, use your Twitter account to post quotations, problems, or questions worth discussing on Wednesday.
T, 4/2: Brainstorming, choosing, and researching your phenomena
For next class: Share a potential reading with a comment. Use both the course hashtag (#WRTs19) and the hashtag(s) of the phenomenon. [Example: “Here’s an op-ed from the @washingtonpost about the role of #clickbait in politics. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/steve-jobs-gave-us-president-trump/2017/09/05/f4f487e4-9260-11e7-aace-04b862b2b3f3_story.html?utm_term=.f0419276444c #WRTs18]
Respond to a group-mate’s post using the same hashtags. [Example: “Skimmed this article quickly. Why did @facebook install a #clickbait filter when we need literacies! #WRTs19”]
Th, 4/4: Collecting readings and mapping phenomena.
For next class: Keep me informed by having one group member email me a summary of your meeting that includes: when and where you met and who was present; a 1-2 sentence definition of your proposed phenomenon; a ¶ detailing the history of the phenomenon; an evaluation of 3-5 articles in the news about your phenomenon; a list of search terms you are using; a list of 1-3 counter-technologies.
4/9: Writing discussion questions.
For next class: Finalize your chosen reading(s) and have drafts of both sets of questions. We’ll continue to review these in class and review the evaluation forms for your groups.
4/11: Discussion plans. Review evaluation forms. Practice run.
For next class: Read, discuss online, and prepare for Group 1.
4/16: Group 1
For next class: Read, discuss online, and prepare for Group 2.
4/18: Group 2
For next class: Read, discuss online, and prepare for Group 3.
4/23: Group 3
For next class: Read, discuss online, and prepare for Group 4.
4/25: Group 4
For next class: Read, discuss online, and prepare for Group 5.
4/30: Group 5
For next class: Reflection due in your WRT folder in Drive.
5/2:Course evaluation and wrap-up.