Great work during Wednesday’s class

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Wow. Just wanted to thank everyone for some great work during Wednesday’s class! You clearly came through with reading Chapter 8 (yes, it was a longer chapter) and you did very well with the writing prompts. I was impressed by your responses both during class discussion and in your Google Docs. I hope this was helpful in starting to make connections with the reading and what’s in Assignment 3.

Also, I hope you’re starting to see what’s expected in terms of depth in this assignment. Don’t over think it. Simply focus on the elements I’ve asked you to include and think about how you can best demonstrate your understanding in an effective, concise manner. It doesn’t matter if you choose to be simple and minimalistic or creative and audacious so long as you focus on quality rather than quantity of detail. Don’t forget to have a bit of fun with this assignment and realize that you’re learning how to use a new tool that may be very beneficial to you later on beyond this class (I hope, at least). Of course, I’m happy to meet with you individually to review before the deadline, or send me a link via email to your work-in-progress.

As we agreed during class, I will invite the 3 to 5 students who earned the highest grades in each section to present their Prezi presentations to the class (likely after Spring Break). Nothing formal or required; instead, simply a fun opportunity to show off your ideas! Also, these students earn the the prize of opting out of a future quiz (or to drop their lowest quiz grade).

Another idea: Would you be interested in an extra credit opportunity based on class voting of your Prezi presentation? The way this would work would be by checking the “Show likes on this post” box that is available toward the bottom of a New Post page. When you publish your Assignment 3 post, your peers can then view your Prezi and, if they choose, “like” your post. The students with the most “likes” from their peers will receive 5 or 10 points extra credit (TBD).

A winning idea? Let me know.


4 Responses to Great work during Wednesday’s class

  1. I think the extra credit is a good idea, totally!

  2. egrei001 says:

    Personally, this has win written all over it. Not only are you encouraging groups to put in extra muscle into their Prezi projects to gain the option of opting out of quiz 3, you’re rewarding them with extra points based on the quality of their presentation. You’re also giving the class an opportunity to express their interest in other students’ work, and in turn, we could all learn something new about prezi or gain ideas about technology and Norfolk. To some of us, this could aid us in our career essay…who knows.

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