Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March 19

Great to be back and catch up with everyone yesterday! If you weren't in class, the journal topic was to reflect on the previous week and analyze what's working for you and what you can improve in order to achieve your academic and project goals. Look for the DML Skype (featuring Cameron and Matt) and St. Patty's Day green river video from Chicago later today.

 JOURNAL TOPIC:
Describe what you want and need out of today's Socratic seminar in order to succeed on the Modernist Author Project hack (due next Monday, March 25).

AGENDA:
1. Journal
2. Socratic seminar: Modernist Author Project hack

HW:
1. Post your Modernist Author Project plan (title: MAPLAN)
2. Comment to this post with the most interesting idea you've had/heard about your modernist author and this assignment so far.
3. Read Chapter 5 of Brave New World and take notes.  Bring questions & ideas to class tomorrow.

22 comments:

  1. The most interesting idea I heard about my modernist author so far is that George Bernard Shaw named his shed after the UK capital so that when visitors called they could be told he was away in london. I heard many conversations in class about making a prezi and mind maps that could be useful.

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    1. Awesome. I'm naming my home office Fresno.

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  2. What I learned about my modernist Hilda Doolittle is that she was under appreciated and that she was recognized after she died.

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  3. I'm going to be totally honest here... I searched "T.S. Eliot", found a few things (like how his poetry book called "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" became THE musical 'CATS', with the same names Eliot gave the cats in his poems), then got distracted and ended up at a food network website describing how to make a tofu-and-egg breakfast burrito with spinach (yuck). But overall, I did score some pretty good information, then and in class today.

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    1. Hahaha that alway happens to me. I get sidetracked :p

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  4. The most interesting things that I got from the Socratic Seminar is that the prezi is going to be the popular thing that most people are going to do. I will make sure that I keep mine interesting by providing pictures and a lot of links so that way the research does not end.

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  5. Okay, so one of the things that stuck out the most to me today in class was someone had mentioned that they would do a scavenger hunt on the blog. That actually sounds very interesting and i kind of want to steal their idea and make it better, or in your words "remix it."

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  6. I think making a prezi is going to be the best way for me to do this project. It sounds like this is a common thought among others as well.

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  7. He is. The most interesting man. Yeah. I can actually use that. Ernest Hemingway was the man the dos Equis guy is modeled after. Also ironic he was a drunkard who ended up blowing his Brians out with a shotgun

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  8. The most interesting thing i've heard about my author? I guess you can say there was no specific fact that drew me to this author. It was his success despite of all his setbacks and struggle which caught my eye. I guess you could say i choose him because in some senses i feel like i can understand him on a personal level.

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    1. http://jbeeberhsenglitcomp.blogspot.com/

      The idea for the MAPLAN is on my blog.

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  9. From the Socratic Seminar in class today, I got that a lot of people are going to be doing Prezis for their project. For mine I want to stick to the original format of the project but make it more interesting to look at.

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  10. The most interesting that struck me in class was the big question we wanted to know about our author. I changed my author today and decided to to Charles Bukowski instead, and it got me thinking of why did he write such dark things. What cause him to think and feel that way? This definitely got me into this project even more!

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  11. I realize im late at commenting on the blog post but im here. ive been doing a lot of research on my modernist writers. i haven't decided on how im going to do the project.

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  12. So looking at everyone's comment on the blog and the conversation we had the other day the way everyone else is doing them with prezis and mind maps I don't really know how to do those things so the way I am probably going to end up doing it is with the format you have displayed for us and just add a little more to make it more interesting. Unless I am able to figure out a way to do it a different was really fast.

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    1. Sounds like a great opportunity to collaborate. Maybe you can find someone who is a prezi/mind map black belt and find a way to partner. Or you can search for newer platforms like classroomsalon or meograph that you think better suit your purpose.

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  13. the most interesting idea i have heard so far is making a wiki website about our author

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  14. The most interestin modernist idea that i have heard about is that a group of students want to combine there all there modernists together into a newspaper

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  15. Along with the other people at my table, we are thinking on filming a fake news channel that shows all of our modernists in it with different stories. Don't have much info on it now because it is still a work in progress.

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  16. I had the idea of coming up with a website about my author using wix. I think this will better organize everything and make it a little bit more intersting than juat doing an essay on paper or something.

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  17. The most interesting ideas was a toss up between creating their own website on the author or either the online scavenger hunt. For me I will try to fine someone or a group of people to see if we can collaborate and making something amazing but if not I will most likely do it the old traditional way.

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  18. The most interesting thing about Hilda Doolittle is that she dated another successful modernist author named Ezra Pound

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