Element Four this week!

Tuesday April 15
In class on Tuesday, each group will present Element Four of their project. You can talk about what you're trying to achieve with that element and put it up on the big screen.

Short paper #19 
Write about your project
Write a paragraph in which you explain what your group is doing for Element Four. What are you trying to achieve? How does this element connect to the overarching issue that you want people to think about? Who do you think your audience will be? How will you know if you are successful?

Wednesday on Twitter
In addition to releasing Element Four for your group, you need to help promote other #nifkin groups by retweeting and commenting on the things your classmates are doing. You need to read your classmates' projects and participate.

Thursday April 17

Short paper #20
Write about your classmates' projects
Talk about the other projects in the class. Which especially captured your attention? What did you learn? If there was a project that stimulated discussion, talk about it. You can nominate other groups for recognition points. What are you learning from this?

A twitter chat about parks

The Parks & Rec group held a successful twitter chat last night. If you missed the chat, you can  read it here.

If you need photos for your blog or website

You can search these photos that are licensed under a Creative Commons license. Photographers who use a Creative Commons license usually give you permission to use the photo as long as you give the photographer credit.

You can read more about a Creative Commons license here.

No more URLs!


Here's something that can make a blog, website, or Google Doc look unprofessional. It's when someone who wants to acknowledge a source merely lists the URL. So I'm reading along and at the bottom of the page I see:

 Source:
 http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/6491/

Compare that to this:

Source:
McKibben, Bill. (2011) The Era of Small and Many. Orion Magazine.

Now I can see at a glance who wrote it, when it was published, and where it was published. I can still click through to see the article if I want, but it's MUCH easier for me to see if your list of sources looks credible.

Here's one way to do internal citation on the internet:

According to author and activist Bill McKibben, the number of family farms in the United States has declined over the last 150 years. Instead of using parenthesis or a footnote, you can add a hyperlink to the text. Not all journals use this -- many will still want the traditional kind of citation, but if it's your blog or Google Doc, you can choose how you want to do it.

I think it's great that every single group is making sure they acknowledge their sources. One way to make sure your blog or Google Doc looks professional is to check to make sure you've created hyperlinks instead of just listing the URL. 

Element Three

Tuesday April 8
In class on Tuesday, each group will present Element Three of their project.

Short paper #17 Write about your project
Write a paragraph in which you explain what your group is doing for Element Three. What are you trying to achieve? How does this element connect to the overarching issue that you want people to think about? Who do you think your audience will be? How will you know if you are successful?

Plus, check out this youtube video:



The story about the video is here.

Wednesday on Twitter
In addition to releasing Element Three for your group, you need to help promote other #nifkin groups by retweeting and commenting on the things your classmates are doing. You need to read your classmates' projects and participate.

Also, be on the quad at 12:45 pm for the flashmob. Wear a tie-dye shirt and a hoodie. Bring friends.

Thursday April 10

Short paper #18 Write about your classmates' projects
Talk about the other projects in the class. Which especially captured your attention? What did you learn? If there was a project that stimulated discussion, talk about it. You can nominate other groups for recognition points. What are you learning from this?

For the Thursday short papers, you can write about the content of your classmates' projects

Element Two this week

Tuesday April 1
In class on Tuesday, each group will present Element Two of their project. You can talk about what you're trying to achieve with that element and put it up on the big screen.

Short paper #15 Write about your project
Write a paragraph in which you explain what your group is doing for Element Two. What are you trying to achieve? How does this element connect to the overarching issue that you want people to think about? Who do you think your audience will be? How will you know if you are successful?

Wednesday on Twitter
In addition to releasing Element Two for your group, you need to help promote other #nifkin groups by retweeting and commenting on the things your classmates are doing. You need to read your classmates' projects and participate.

Here's the link to the news article about our class.

Thursday April 3

Short paper #16 Write about your classmates' projects
Talk about the other projects in the class. Which especially captured your attention? What did you learn? If there was a project that stimulated discussion, talk about it. You can nominate other groups for recognition points. What are you learning from this?

For the Thursday short papers, you can write about the content of your classmates' projects. For instance, I'm hoping many of you have something to say about the ethics of putting animals in captivity.

Week of March 25th: Element One!

Tuesday March 25
In class on Tuesday, each group is expected to get up in front of the class and present Element One of their project. You can talk about what you're trying to achieve with that element and put it up on the big screen.

Short paper #13 Write about your project
Write a paragraph in which you explain what your group is doing for element one. What are you trying to achieve? How does this element connect to the overarching issue that you want people to think about? Who do you think your audience will be? How will you know if you are successful?

Wednesday on Twitter
In addition to releasing Element One for your group, you need to help promote other #nifkin groups by retweeting and commenting on the things your classmates are doing. You need to read what your classmates' projects and participate.

The class in Taiwan have invited us (especially the Parks & Rec group) to participate in their google document. Here is the link. They are asking us to sign at the bottom with twitter handles.

I think they would be willing to participate in the discussion about malls as long as we bring in the sustainable tourism angle. (I think actually that Destiny was built with the idea of attracting tourists from Canada so it would fit.)

Thursday March 27

Short paper #14 Write about your classmates' projects
Talk about the other projects in the class. Which especially captured your attention? What did you learn? If there was a project that stimulated discussion, talk about it. You can nominate other groups for recognition points. What are you learning from this?