Wednesday, August 17, 2005

assignment ideas

I think this sequence of courses would work:

1. media deprivation assignment: give up your dominant media, journal and pay attention to the effects, write a "memoir" of the week--the implications, results, effects, etc. a more traditional media memoir would also be good, but I think this one, the everyday, would be better.

2. ppt music video + new literacy commentary. Do the digital immigrants have a clue? analyze some videos?

3. stretch assignment: propose a learning project, do it, make an educational proposal about the role / place of independent, self-direct learning. keeps the journal going.

Very hands-on approach, new literacy focus, might be light on reading but strong on concrete-sequential, pragmatic, sensory.