Directions for opening activity on Thursday from Christian

http://morsecode.scphillips.com/morse.html

Rules:
1) Students will individually create sentences and present them to their group.
2) Group will decide on one sentence to relay to their partnering table.
3) Scoring System:
1 point for most creative sentence
1 point for a successful relay of message from table to table (for both partnering tables)
1 point if opposing table is able to intercept the message (individually based)

*Tables have only two opportunities to relay their message to their partnering table
*The same person can not attempt to relay the message on both opportunities, must switch with group member

MOST POINTS WIN.

6 assignments= 50%

8% Class wide 1)       Non-negotiable — Timeline/Database of representations of communication tech in popular media.

8% Pairs (both create and decipher) 2)      Recreating Cave paintings (7)

  1. Or conveying a message through other form of early communication: cuneiform, hieroglyphics, old Norse runes, smoke signals, Chinese calligraphy, etc.
  2. Compiling class collection electronically

8% Group 3)      Develop a radio broadcast or news anchor interview about a real or made-up event, present or past (5)

8% Individual 4)   Live Tweeting Past Historical Events (5)

  1. Then chart the tweets on a timeline/MapStory? (4)
  2. Measuring impact of twitter and other forms of communication

8% Group 5)      Propaganda campaign (5)

  1. Develop a propaganda campaign, create a false dictatorship (more here) (5)
  2. Media wall?

10% Depends on choice 6)      End of the semester projects – Choose 1

  1. Making an infographic or video to display in the ITCC on ethics in the Digital Age (2) (Individual)
  2. Documentary/video — video representation of the timeline of the entire class (Group)
  3. Infographic or other representation of research about the digital divide (2) (Individual)
  4. Late in the semester, something with the greenscreen. (Group)
  5. Final post — Timeline of your work this semester (with evlauations) (Individual)

Kindergarten, Media Wall, Dictatorship,

These are the three assignments I would really like to do this semester.

  1. Finger Painting for Cave Painting
  2. Make a video representation of the timeline of the entire class
  3. Develop a propaganda campaign, create a false dictatorship
  • OR Develop a radio broadcast or news anchor interview about an event

 

The breakdown:

1. Finger Painting for Cave Painting

Tools:

  • Different colors of paint
  • Large pieces of paper
  • Paper towels
  • Soap

I think it important to remember that communication does need the use of technology. People can communicate through hand signs, body language, and pictures. For the assignment, we would have to convey a story about a certain piece of communication technology, or a type of communication, and then the medium would be finger painting.

 

2. Make a video representation of the timeline of the entire class

Tools/Software:

  • iMovie or Final Cut Pro
  • Audacity
  • Mac OS
  • Creative Commons Images
  • Digital camera and/or camcorder*
  • Microphone

*if we take our own pictures or video for the representation of different technologies, eras, or types of communication

I think this assignment would make a nice addition to the timeline and database we are creating and it would be really cool to be able to showcase it on the media wall.

 

3. Develop a propaganda campaign, create a false dictatorship

  • OR Develop a radio broadcast or news anchor interview about an event

-As long as we could do at least one of these assignments, I would be really happy! ^_^

Tools/Software for both assignments:

  • iMovie or Final Cut Pro
  • Audacity
  • Mac OS
  • Digital camera
  • Camcorder
  • Microphone
  • Photoshop
  • Green Room
  • Projectors

The propaganda assignment would utilize a nearly all of the technology that the ITCC has to offer. From using the sound booth, to displaying content on the media wall and the other TVs across the various rooms, we could emulate what a real propaganda campaign would like it if the ITCC were run by a dictator. Since this kind of intense propaganda campaign actually has happened in other countries (i.e. North Korea, China) it would be cool to try to recreate it.

 

Developing a radio broadcast or news anchor interview about an event would also use everything the ITCC has to offer. Depending on which option the group chooses, the sound booth and/or the green room would definitely be a great space(s) to use for this assignment.