Thursday, September 12, 2013

Class Activities 9/12

Each group will have one "artifact" (a short reading or image), which I'd like you to bring into conversation with the reading. You have already started talking about the article online in some really interesting ways. Now, in your groups, please continue that discussion WHILE drawing on your group's "artifact" in to discuss the following questions:
  • What is the power of social networking to disseminate information and ideas?
  • What are the dangers of social networking in this dissemination of information and ideas?
  • How do we take advantage of the power while remaining cognizant of the dangers?

Group 1: Skim this article:,8599,1905125,00.html

Group 2: Skim JUST the parts of this article between my highlighted lines (that is, skim the first few paragraphs, between the highlighted lines, and then scroll down and skim the paragraphs between the next two highlighted lines):

(I know it's a lot; skimming is fine!)

Group 3: Please  skim the section on the "Wisdom of the Crowd," which I have e-mailed the whole class.

Group 4: Please look at this image.  While the rest of the class is reading, please do some writing in relation to this issue: What impact did this image have? Did it matter? Why or why not?

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