Posts Categorized: Mass Media

Critical Thinking and Civil Debate for Ordinary Life (and Ethics, btw)

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This lesson is about how basic critical thinking works, and how important it is when discussing issues that are controversial or personal or are otherwise disposed to unnecessarily heated discussions. I will begin by showing that techniques exist for this, both for regulating emotions and then for proceeding in a rational way regardless of how […]

Supervillains: the real Heroes

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Luke Leonard Title: Supervillains: the real Heroes Before class: I will require them to watch one of these three videos and to begin reading Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces. I explain that these videos are You Tube and not professionally done, thought the authors in these videos do have some credibility. Entrance […]

Marketing? To Reach Our Students?

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The student wonders: What is in it for me? It is the educators job to reach – to connect – the lesson to the student; to market the lesson as relevant to the student.  The Education Guru provides information regarding “Internet Marketing and Web Development in Higher Education and other tidbits” (http://doteduguru.com/). This site has information […]

The Constitution of the United States

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John De Graca Title: What the Constitution of the United States of America is? Class: Political Science 2041: The United States Government Introduction: As a professor of Political Science teaching the US Government, one of my goals is that my students must possess a deep knowledge of the Constitution from its inception to date. The Constitution was […]

It’s an Infographic Syllabus!

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  Click the picture above to examine this more closely. It’s an infographic syllabus for an online Comp II class. All the necessary information is included for college requirements. The only thing missing? About ten pages of drollness. This is created using Piktochart, a free infographic-creation software using cloud technology.    

Constitution and the Bill of Rights

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The Constitution of the United States contains the government’s rights i.e. 1. establish justice; 2. provide for the common defense; 3. promote general welfare and 4. secure the blessings of liberty. The Bill of Rights protects citizens from the government. It safeguards our freedom. Link: http://digital.films.com.db29.linccweb.org/PortalViewVideo.aspx?xtid=7984&loid=12751&psid=0&sid=0&State=&title=Bill%20of%20Rights:%20Bill%20of%20Responsibility&IsSearch=Y&parentSeriesID=#

Don’t have to be Friends to Rule my Facebook Group

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As many of you know, I have been using private Facebook groups in my classroom for a year now to encourage discussion beyond the classroom.  So far, it has been very successful.  I found this information as I was looking for support for why using Facebook in an educational way.  It explains how you don’t […]

The key to media’s hidden codes

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The key to media’s hidden codes This is a 5:59 video lesson from Ed.Ted Description: Colors, camera angles and logos in the media can all prompt immediate associations with emotions, activities and memories. Learn to decode the intricate systems of symbols that are a part of everyday life — from advertising messages to traffic signs.