End of Semester

Sunday, April 19
The Farm-to-Fork group is holding an event at 7 pm in Baker 146.
Come watch a documentary. Bring your dinner -- or food to share.

Tuesday April 21
Be prepared to show everyone Element Four.
Bring laptops.
(That means the 8 am class meets in Gateway.)
But also -- this is our last week, so its the day we need to make sure that your website/blogs looks the way you want it to stay.

Tuesday evening 9pm-10pm
Twitter chat sponsored by Zoophoria
Let's talk about zoos!
Use #nifkin

Wednesday, April 22:
Use Twitter to make Element Three public.
Don't forget to use #nifkin

Thursday April 23
Search #nifkin to find the other projects and write about them.
This will be our last day of class.
Be sure to sign up for an appointment to meet with Janine next week.
Here is the link.

Friday April 24
Hand in your portfolio with a self-assessment memo.
It should look like this.

All portfolios should be put in the box outside Janine's door -- 105 Moon Library.

Week Thirteen

Tuesday April 14 
Be prepared to show everyone Element Three.
Bring laptops.
(That means the 8 am class meets in Gateway.)

Wednesday:
Use Twitter to make Element Three public.
Don't forget to use #nifkin

Twitter chat sponsored by Algal Doom
8-9 pm EST Wednesday 

Thursday April 16 
Search #nifkin to find the other projects and write about them.
But also, read this:
Forget Shorter Showers by Derrick Jensen
Short Paper #13

Week Twelve

Tuesday, April 7
No short paper due, but yes, we do have class.
Catch up on your reading.
Check the Nifkin Groups 2015 on the sidebar, and make sure you've seen every group's website/blog.

Thursday, April 9
No class. Janine is at a conference in Minneapolis.
Your group can use this time to get together
and make sure you've got Elements 3 & 4 planned out.

Second Round of Recognition Points

Dedication Point for table in Gateway
Great Poster Point
Getting Active Point
Witty Name Point for Deadbeat Dams
Time and Effort and Way to Care Point

Worthwhile Survey Point
Re-thinking Four-wheelers Point

Soundscapes
Understated Technological Hero Point for Alex
Creativity Point
Appealing Survey that was Interactive and Thought-Provoking
Getting Outside and Actually Doing Stuff Point
Working Your Ass Off Point
Awesomeness Point

Fifty Shades of Gray Water Point for Creative Animation
Good Information Point

Farm to Fork
Making me Question What I Eat 
Survey Got Me Thinking
Getting a Conversation Started

Snazzy Web Design Point
Organization and Collaboration Point

Taking Action Point for their petition
Well Done Petition Point
Impressive Website Point
Making a Difference Point

Taking Initiative Point for Buzzfeed Article
Creativity Recognition for using buzzfeed
Cool, Hip, Dominating Social Media Point

Topic Appeal Point
Getting Involved Point
Chuckle Point for 5th Grade Survey

Peel Recycling: Getting to the Bottom of Recycling
Mind Candy Point 
Information Point
Professional-looking Website Point

Dirty Dining/Eating Wild
Lots of Good Info Point

The Seventh Generation
Content Point
Good Writing Point
Interesting and Informative Article Point

Challenging Trivia Questions
Unique and Entertaining Content Point
Smarty Pants Creative Genius Point to Sara
Lexi gets a Team Leader Point

Gas Stash
Persuasive and Eye-opening Writing Point

Sewer Lake
Great Timeline
Useful and Relevant
Video Points for PSA
Historical Context Point

UnBearable Treatment
Good Cause Point
Nice Storify of Dogs and Cats Point
Storify Master Point for Rachael

Growing Buildings
Making People More Conscientious About the Fabric of Their Lives Point
Authenticity Point for Meet the Authors section
Good Use of Technology
Telling it Like it Is Point
Amazing Musical DJ Point for Aliyah
Good Video Point

Thorough Organic Farm Tour Point

Week Eleven -- Element Two

Tuesday, March 31
Element Two is due. Bring your laptops. (And the 8 am class will meet in Gateway.)
You will each spend half your time walking around to other groups to look at their Element Two and give them feedback.
Then after class, tweet the link to Element Two, using hashtag #nifkin

Wednesday, April 1
Use Twitter (as well as any other social media you would like) to promote Element Two
You will want to tweet the link more than once.
Then search #nifkin to find elements other groups are making public.
That will be your reading for Thursday's class.
Be sure to favorite and retweet elements that you think are worth sharing.

Let me know if you want to Eustace B. Nifkin to promote your website on facebook.
(You can friend Eustace B. Nifkin here)

Thursday, April 2
Short Paper #12
This short paper will be a response to the other projects you've looked at.
Respond the same way you've been responding to the other readings.
Think of the paper as adding to the conversation we've been having.
Of course, it's also a way to show the teacher you've done your homework.

You can also nominate groups for Recognition Points.

Thursday, April 2 from 8-9 pm EST
The group Sprouts: Environmental Education from the Ground Up
will be holding a twitter chat. Check #nikfin

Note: The Nifkin Voice is looking for submissions. You can write an article for them, or you can cross-post blogposts or videos, and they will link back to your website/blog, which will give you more traffic. Send them an email at:
Nifkin.Voice@gmail.com

This week's recognition points!

Making-a-Difference Point
Opening-Our-Eyes Point
Creative Website Point

Cool Video Point
Fun Video Point

Survey-That-Sucked-Me-In Point
Interactivity Point for Survey
Deep Thought Point
Nice-Bios Point
Working-Your-Ass-Off Point
Interesting Concept Point

Lots-of-Information Point
Interactive Point for the crossword puzzle
Nice-Layout-and-Design Point

Twitter Chat Technique Point (for gathering in Moon Library to run the chat)
Nice Website Point

Building-Community Point

Content Point
Creativity/Interactivity Point for maps
Professional-Looking-Website Point
Taking-Action Point
Informative Website Point
Funniest/Catchiest Name Point
Great Map Point
Fantastic Website Point

Celebrity-Interview Point
Establishing-Credibility Point for interview with Greg Boyer
Professional-Looking Website Point

Good Message Point
Important Message Point
Nice-looking Website Point

Good Info/Relevant Topic Point
Lots of Stuff to Do on the Website Point

Dirty Dining/Eating Wild
Cater-to-Your-Audience-by-Giving-Them-a-Recipe Point
Culinary Excellence Point
Living-the-Lifestyle Point
Captivating Website Point

Social Media Point for their Tumblr
Cultural Heritage Point
Effective Survey Point
Multi-Platform Point
Best Use of Tumblr Point

Web Design Point
Good Information Point
Nice Bios Point
Passion and Vision Point
Thought-Provoking Topic Point

Taking-Your-Project-Seriously Point
Website Design and Creativity Point

Cool Topic Point

Content Point
Nice-Bios Point
Emotional Appeal Point
Creative PSA Point

UnBearable Treatment
Grabbing-Attention with Photos-of-Cute-Puppy Point
Making-a-Difference Point for donation buttons

Relevant-Topic Point

Thoughtful-and-Detailed-Analysis Point
Realistic Approach Point
Working-Your-Ass-Off Point

Nice-Interview Point
Well-Designed Website Point

Week Ten -- Element One

Tuesday, March 24
In class, we'll read each other's Short Paper #10, which we didn't have time to read and talk about last week.

Each group will show the rest of the class a preview of Element One.
Then after class -- tweet the link to element one.
Make it public.

Wednesday, March 25
Use Twitter (as well as any other social media you would like) to promote Element One
Then search #nifkin to find elements other groups are making public.
That will be your reading for Thursday's class.
Be sure to favorite and retweet elements that you think are worth sharing.

The Farm to Fork group and the Dirty Dining group are holding a twitter chat
Wednesday evening, from 9 - 10 pm.
Everyone is expected participate!

Thursday March 26

Short Paper #11
This short paper will be a response to the other projects you've looked at.
Respond the same way you've been responding to the other readings.
Think of the paper as adding to the conversation we've been having.
Of course, it's also a way to show the teacher you've done your homework.

You can also nominate groups for Recognition Points.

Note: The Nifkin Voice is looking for submissions. You can write an article for them, or you can cross-post blogposts or videos, and they will link back to your website/blog, which will give you more traffic. Send them an email at:
Nifkin.Voice@gmail.com