Tuesday, May 26, 2009

End of Days!!

May 26: Workshop / Writing (Last fully “open” Workshop) / Blogs closed
May 27: PowerPoints, Websites, and Films (show and critique)
May 28: PowerPoints, Websites, and Films (show and critique)

June 2: Final Prep / Rewrites / Course Evals / ePortfolio Submission
June 3: Final Essay (in-class). We WILL meet 1:30-12:30 and 1:00-2:00.
June 4: Class does not meet. Conferences by request.

June 8: Presentations / Project DUE.
June 10: Movie and Lunch Day
June 15: Presentations / Final Grades Posted

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blog 10: AMNH


For your final graded blog this semester, pick ONE form of media (internet, television, film, novel, etc.) and compare it to ONE 1) installation, setting, scene at the AMNH, the whole room that setting is in, and the museum as a whole. For example, I might write about the Tyrannosaurus Rex installation and the Sauriscian Dinosaurs Exhibit and the AMNH as being set up like a chat room. There are "rooms", "posts", interactions, and discussions, etc.

Notes for Next Semester

Here are some things I would like to do for the Fall:

1. Move Essay 2 to AFTER the Media mid-term and have a draft of the mid-term due in Week 3.
2. Order the books Philosophy and the Matrix and Me++.
3. Redeploy the Syllabus test.
4. Redeploy the MLA/Handbook test.
5. Add a series of short auto-grade quizzes related to readings, assignments, and skills (kill the skills sheet). OR one big honking auto-grade test that can be repeated (questions and answers randomized).
6. Trips early in the semester: NYPL-Humanities, NYPL-Perf. Art., MOMI (perhaps for a movie), Times Square. Perhaps structure these along with "homework" trips as problem solving, scavenger hunt activities related to the theme (tied to big honking test).
7. Movies/TV (in order): Truman Show (with the Allegory of the Cave", The Matrix, and maybe SimOne (assuming I get my computer labs as requested).

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Blog 9: New York Performing Arts Library


For this blog, you should report-out your experience at the New York Performing Arts Library. What was hot? What not? Your blog may take the form of a narrative or it may be topical.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Blog 8.5: A Vision of Students Today

Watch the short video "A Vision of Students Today" (Documents folder). Write a blog in response to the video. What is the main "argument" of the video? Do you agree? Why or why not?