Think of a story you know well- a novel, a song, a TV show, and see if you can create an diagram showing the shape of that story, and annotate it as well with plot points at key points on the curve. You can do this in graphic software or sketch on a piece of paper and take a digital photo of your curve.
Write a blog post that describes how that shape influences the effectiveness of the story
Now that you’ve considered the shape of a story, meet with a group and choose other forms of communication you do might have a “shape” – what is the shape of an email message? a syllabus? a lesson plan? a research paper? a conference presentation? Think about how you might apply some of the ideas from story shape to these forms of communication.
Each person should blog about the communication format before you discuss the shape. Then comment back and forth on each other's post.
Post your notes to two of the readings.
Why do we take selfies? Do you take selfies? Pick some element of selfie culture and connect it back to the readings.
The Quantified Self Assignment: Write about your quantified self. What do you read, watch, listen to, and compose? What do you keep track of? Your followers? Your likes? Your steps walked? Your workouts? Your heart rate? Your sleep? Your gas mileage? Your hours worked? The number of books read? Your “top 9” instagrams and snapchats?
Make a Selfie (but not a pic).
Did you have a good identity as a learner? OR Write a story about two people one who has a positive view of learning and school and one does not. Explore their backstory to explain this world view.
Every week there will be something for you to create.
This work is a remix of two classes by Alan Levine and Kim Jaxon. It is shared under a CC-BY-SA license.
No readings this week
Complete 5 of the seven photo challenges posted throughout the week.
Post a page with photos on your website. Back here on the class blog tell us how you did it ad what you learned.