2017 OC1

Week 15

Classwork

Week 14

Classwork

Homework

  • Based on the feedback you receive today, revise your presentation for the second round.

Week 13

Classwork

  • Review.
  • Explaining outlines and mind maps.

Howework

  • Prepare for the first round of group project presentations.

Week 12

Classwork

  • Review.
  • Peer critique of slides.
  • Group project work and teacher consultations.

Homework

  • Continue working on your group projects.
  • Working together, create an in-depth outline or mind map of your entire presentation. Email the homework to the usual address by next Monday, 23:59. The file name should begin with all your assigned student numbers separated by _ and followed by the name of the assignment. It should look like the following: X1X2X3Week12Homework

Week 11

Classwork

  • Group work on Garr Reynolds' suggestions.
  • More on visualizing data.
  • Final presentations discussions.

Homework

  • Working together in your groups, prepare two slides per person that follow Garr Reynolds' guidelines. Remember, one slide, one idea.
  • Print out your slides and bring them to the next class.

Week 10

Classwork

  • Number practice.
  • Introduction to data visualization.
  • The role of visual aids.

Homework

Week 9

Classwork

Homework

  • Take it easy.

Week 8

Classwork

  • Informal midterm presentations. Please follow the directions and use this evaluation form.

Homework

  • Based on the feedback you received and the questions that were asked, revise your presentations. You will give your presentations again next week.

Week 7

Classwork

  • Review:
    • Using your notes and this website, discuss all the things we have done up to now.
    • What have you learned?
    • What has been useful?
    • Not useful?
    • What do you want to learn and do for the rest of the semester?
  • Opportunity to work with a foreign exchange student at YNU. If you want to do this, please tell me today during or after class.
  • Share your timelines with other groups. Explain what you need to do to finish your group projects. Be clear about the tasks you need to finish. Answer any questions and make sure to write down the questions so that you can include them when you revise your timelines.
  • Project Management Apps.
  • Group work: explaining why your topic is valuable and important to your peers.
  • How to organize a presentation: Introduction, body, and conclusion.

Homework

  • Be ready to make informal presentations about your topics. Since we will be past the half way point in the semester next week, this will be a good time for you to check your progress. Your classmates will grade you and provide you with feedback.

Week 6

Classwork

  • Review. With a focus on last week's group work questions.
  • What are your research questions? And what is a research question?
  • Bibliography check.
  • Titanic game (continued).

Homework

  • Continue to work on your group projects. Please specify your topic and format.
  • Create a timeline of what needs to be done and by whom. Either write it out or print it out and bring to the next class.
  • Be ready to explain to your classmates next week why your topic is valuable.

Week 5

Classwork

  • Review and short discussion about the Charles Leadbeater talk.
  • Sharing what you learned about your topic.
  • Group work questions:
    • What individual behaviors will lead to a successful final project?
    • What individual behaviors will lead to an unsuccessful final project?
    • How can you ensure that everyone in your group participates equally and productively?
    • What models of group organization can you adapt to your group project? Think about clubs/circles, work, classes, etc.
    • How can you ensure that your project will be valuable and informative for your peers?
    • How will you keep track of all the tasks, data, materials, questions, concerns, suggestions, etc., that arise?
  • Explain your group ideas to other members of the class.
  • Problem solving exercise: prioritizing. Please use the Titanic Life Boat worksheet.

Homework

  • Continue to work on your group projects.
  • Define your research question. What question are you trying to answer?
  • Using the APA format, prepare a bibliography of articles, webpages, books, videos, and other sources that you have used to investigate your project. Print it out and bring it to class next week. Make sure to include your names and student numbers on the paper.

Week 4

Classwork

  • Minimal answer game.
  • Review.
  • Language for discussions.
  • Malcolm Gladwell TED talk discussion. Please discuss these questions with your classmates:
    • What is the meaning of: "There is no perfect pickle; there are only perfect pickles"?
    • One of the key points in the Gladwell talk is that people don't know what they want. Steve Jobs also said this. Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not?
    • According to Gladwell, how can Moskowitz' ideas be used in medicine?
    • How can the ideas from this talk be used in education, especially English Education.
  • Group discussion on final projects. By the end of the class, you should be able to complete this sentence: For my/our final project, I/we want to investigate ____________________ and present the findings by ____________________.

Homework

  • With your group members, begin to investigate your topic. You should read articles, books, webpages for example as well as watch video and listen to podcasts about your topics. Take notes on what you learn and be ready to share the information with your classmates in the next class.
  • Watch this talk by Charles Leadbeater about doing lots with minimal resources, and how this can lead to creative solutions.

Week 3

Classwork

  • Review.
  • Self-introductions. Please use this evaluation form to get feedback about your speaking.
  • Using mind maps for brainstorming and organizing ideas.
    • Coggle. You need to be careful because all your mind maps are public in the free version.
    • Mindmup. You need to be careful because all your mind maps are public in the free version.
    • Cmaps. Free and private. Maybe your best choice.
  • How to watch a TED talk.

Homework

  • With your group members, decide on a final project format and theme. Be ready to explain your ideas to other students in our next class. You might want to make a mind map or outline of your ideas.
  • Please watch this talk by Malcom Gladwell on Choice, happines and spaghetti sauce. How can you apply the ideas from this talk to education and being a teacher?

Week 2

  • Review.
  • Best learning experience.
  • Note taking and mind mapping.
    • Coggle This is a web based system that is tied to a Google account. You need to be careful because all your mind maps are public in the free version.
    • Mindmup. You need to be careful because all your mind maps are public in the free version.
    • Cmaps Free, powerful, but more difficult to learn than Coggle.Runs on Mac, Windows, Linux, and iOS (paid version).
    • iThooughts You have to pay for this. It runs on iOS, Mac, and Windows. This is what I use and I think it's worth the money.
  • How to ask questions.
  • Final project discussion (if we have time).

Homework

  • Think about what would would be an interesting final project topic. Also think about the format of the final project. Some possibilities include individual or group presentations, skits, demonstration lessons, websites, short films, or designing activities. It's up to you.
  • Prepare a short 3-4 minute self-introduction.

Week 1

Classwork

  • Welcome and introduction.
  • Syllabus
  • Habits of effective learners.

Homework

  • Prepare a short talk about your best learning experience.