Monday, March 2, 2015

Directions for Week 8

Here are your groupings for the week:

Group 1
Sawyers
Jalambo
Crutchfield
Wilson

Group 2
Franklin
Wilfong
Considine
McGuire

Group 3
Manganello
Puvalowski
Buzun-Miller

First, review the directions for the initial post and make sure you've completed all of the requirements.  Next, read/reread the articles for week 7 and 8 (Deters et al, 2010; Fu et al, 2013) located in the folder.  In your discussions, think about your comments related to Wikipedia and YouTube, in which many of you said it was a) a good starting place but b) not necessarily reliable.

There are two things I want you to consider.  First, is it possible to sort bad, good, really good information within Wikipedia (i.e., what would make one entry more trustworthy than another)?  Second, how do you handle this in your own classroom if you say, "We're going to make a wiki, but Wikipedia is BAD."  Doesn't that taint the experience for the students?  

Comment on a minimum of two of your group member's posts, be sure to specifically mention content from the readings, and respond to any comments made to your post.  My directions are, admittedly, a little less structured than before, because I want you to question your assumptions about how information is curated, shared, and interpreted.

One final comment:  Comments related to posts about the blogs and feeds are not tied to the grade for this assignment (e.g., "Hey, Jill, I really like this blog you found last week.  I'm going to use it, too.").




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