Rest of the semester

Tuesday, April 24
During class, you will hand in your portfolio.
It should include short papers #7-11, plus your
 self-assessment document.

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Week Thirteen

Tuesday, April 17 Element Four
Your group will present Element Four to to the class. You then need to make sure that the element is on your website -- and you need to tweet it, using #nifkin

Thursday, April 19
Go on twitter, check out what your classmates are tweeting under #nifkin, and choose an element or website to write about. (Or more than one.)

GIVE FEEDBACK TO AT LEAST THREE GROUPS.
You should also retweet and favorite classmate's tweets.

Short Paper #11

Looking Ahead
You will be writing a self-assessment document to hand in with your final portfolio.
You may want to write it as you go along. That way, you can give yourself credit for all the work you do, for everything you learn, and for the feedback you've given classmates.
This will be due the last day of class.

Week Twelve

Tuesday, April 10 Element Three 
Your group will present Element Three to to the class. You then need to make sure that the element is on your website -- and you need to tweet it, using #nifkin

Thursday, April 12
Go on twitter, check out what your classmates are tweeting under #nifkin, and choose an element or website to write about. (Or more than one.)

GIVE FEEDBACK TO AT LEAST THREE GROUPS.
You should also retweet and favorite classmate's tweets.

Short Paper #10

Looking Ahead
You will be writing a self-assessment document to hand in with your final portfolio.
You may want to write it as you go along. That way, you can give yourself credit for all the work you do, for everything you learn, and for the feedback you've given classmates.
This will be due the last day of class.

Week Eleven

Tuesday, April 3 Element Two 
Your group will present Element Two to to the class. You then need to make sure that the element is on your website -- and you need to tweet it, using #nifkin

Thursday, April 5 
Go on twitter, check out what your classmates are tweeting under #nifkin, and choose an element or website to write about. (Or more than one.)

GIVE FEEDBACK TO AT LEAST THREE GROUPS.
You should also retweet and favorite classmate's tweets.

Short Paper #9

Looking Ahead
You will be writing a self-assessment document to hand in with your final portfolio.
You may want to write it as you go along. That way, you can give yourself credit for all the work you do, for everything you learn, and for the feedback you've given classmates.
This will be due the last day of class.

Week Ten

Tuesday, March 27 

Element One due. 
Your group will need to present your first element to the class.
Then you need to make the element public by putting it on your website and using twitter.

Remember that an ideal tweet includes:
1) some interesting, clever text
2) an image
3) the link
4) appropriate hashtags, including #nifkin

Thursday March 29

Short Paper #8

So between Tuesday and Thursday, you need to go on twitter, search #nifkin, and check out some of the elements that other students are tweeting. Then write a short paper in response.

You should also retweet your classmates tweets, especially if you really like their websites.

IMPORTANT: Give your classmates feedback by using the feedback buttons on their websites.

Week Nine

Tuesday March 20 
Watch this video: Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
Watch this TED talk: Recipe for Free Range Learning by Maria Andersen
In your short paper, you can write about the video and the talk, and you can also analyze your own learning process. Where do you get ideas? How do you learn best? Where does writing fit into the learning process?

Short paper #7

If your group wants to host a CONVA or a twitter chat on your topic, sign up with Janine so that we don't have too many things going on each week.

Thursday March 22
Your group should have a website by now. Be sure to add a link here.
Bring laptops to class: we'll look at each other's websites using this checklist.

If you want to look at some student websites from another school, you can find some here.

Your group should be prepared to describe what you are doing for each element
Element One: Tuesday, March 27
Element Two: Tuesday, April 3
Element Three: Tuesday, April 10
Element Four: Tuesday, April 17 

On every Tuesday in April, your group will have to stand in front of the class and tell us (or show us) what your element is that week. Then sometime before noon on Wednesday, you will release the element by tweeting it, using #nifkin

Every Wednesday during April, you will go on twitter, search #nifkin to find your classmates' projects, retweet the ones that you really like, and then write a short paper about one of the projects, responding to the content as if it were an essay in our anthology.

Week Eight

Tuesday, March 6 
Each group should be prepared to give the class an update on their project.
We'll do some writing exercises in class.

Some groups have already started working on their websites.
As soon as your group has a website, add it here.

Thursday, March 8
No class. Janine is at a conference.