Make Cycles

graphic of class routinesYou can find our current Make Cycles here and on the Make Cycles page.

Calendar

November 2020
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
October 26, 2020 October 27, 2020 October 28, 2020

All day: Discover: school literacies

October 29, 2020 October 30, 2020 October 31, 2020 November 1, 2020
November 2, 2020

All day: Read and Annotate in Perusall

November 3, 2020

All day: VOTE as if your life depends on it!

November 4, 2020 November 5, 2020 November 6, 2020

All day: Write summary & memo

November 7, 2020 November 8, 2020

All day: Cycle 5 Make

November 9, 2020

All day: Your Research

November 10, 2020

All day: Your Research

November 11, 2020

All day: Your Research

November 12, 2020

All day: Your Research

All day: Watch video in Perusall

November 13, 2020

All day: Your Research

November 14, 2020

All day: Your Research

November 15, 2020

All day: Your Research

All day: Share some data

November 16, 2020

All day: Your Research

November 17, 2020

All day: Your Research

November 18, 2020

All day: Your Research

November 19, 2020

All day: Your Research

November 20, 2020

All day: Your Research

All day: Share insights about ethnography

November 21, 2020 November 22, 2020
November 23, 2020

All day: Thanksgiving Break

November 24, 2020

All day: Thanksgiving Break

November 25, 2020

All day: Thanksgiving Break

November 26, 2020

All day: Thanksgiving Break

November 27, 2020

All day: Thanksgiving Break

November 28, 2020 November 29, 2020
November 30, 2020

All day: Literacy: The Game

All day: Mini Ethnography: full draft due

December 1, 2020

All day: Literacy: The Game

December 2, 2020

All day: Literacy: The Game

December 3, 2020

All day: Literacy: The Game

December 4, 2020

All day: Literacy: The Game

December 5, 2020

All day: Literacy: The Game

December 6, 2020

All day: Literacy: The Game

Author: kjaxon

Weeks 10 & 11: Looking back and looking ahead

Weeks 10 & 11: Looking back and looking ahead

Hi everyone,

Make 5 is ready to go: link here. We’re both reflecting on this semester’s literacies and looking ahead to your research project over the next two weeks. Make sure you watch the video explanation at the top of the page. It’s 5 minutes of your time. 😉

Make 4 is looking good; thank you all for the beautiful work you’re doing.

Happy windy Sunday. Hope you’re hanging in there.
Kim

Weeks 8 & 9: Literacies as Multilingual

Weeks 8 & 9: Literacies as Multilingual

Hi everyone,

Your interviews inspired me to swap some things around for this Make Cycle: Make Cycle 4 is now live.

To kick off the discovery this week, we’ll check out these engaging videos that explore language use and celebrate language diversity. Then, we’ll find our own examples and explain why we chose them.

Appreciate y’all!

Ebonics 101

3 Ways to Speak English

Like Totally Whatever

Link to My Name

Weeks 6 & 7: Literacy Sponsors & Doodle Poll

Weeks 6 & 7: Literacy Sponsors & Doodle Poll

Hi everyone,

Reminders:
I truly enjoyed looking over your comments from the readings this week. Turnitin: who knew? Appreciate all your insights! Remember that your writing is due tonight about the reading and your reflection on your quantified self. Check out Holly and Abigail’s responses in Currents: they are great examples for what I’m hoping for with the writing this week. Thanks Holly and Abigail! Makes are due Sunday. 

Doodle Poll: Hoping we can meet as a class on Zoom
Many of you have told me that it would be great to meet as a class, so I’ve created a Doodle Poll to see if we can find a couple of options next week. It would help me out a lot if you could take this poll asap so we could set a couple of times aside. We’ll meet together on Zoom: check in, chat, answer questions, talk about the research project coming up in a couple weeks. Totally optional, but I hope you’ll join. I’ll try to find two times that work for the most number of people. It would be good to see each other even on a screen after writing together the past couple of weeks. LINK to DOODLE POLL HERE.

Up Next: Make Cycle 3
Make Cycle 3 is now live on the site. You’ll be conducting a literacy interview with a friend or family member next week as we move from our own literacies to the literacies of others. Link to the new page here (and in the drop-down menu above)

Appreciate all the work you are doing! Thank you for taking the poll!
Kim

Week 4: Quantified Selves

Week 4: Quantified Selves

Hi everyone,

Hope you’re staying safe and healthy. Thank you for your continued work in these challenging times; I really enjoy reading your insights.

I’ve released the Make Cycle 2 page, which focuses on our Quantified Self. What do we track and who tracks us? Why do we track things like “likes” or our followers or our steps or other health data? Like Make Cycle 1, we’ll follow these routines: discover, read, write, then make. We’ll research/discover our quantified selves, read about the way EdTech tracks us and comment in Perusall, write about an article and reflect on your quantified self, and then Make something that reflects what you learned in this Make Cycle.

Short video below with some further insights. Less than 5 minutes…

Thank you again for all your work!
Kim

Week 3 updates and reminders

Week 3 updates and reminders

Hi everyone,

Hope week 3 is starting to feel a bit more in the groove as you make sense of all your classes and new, perhaps a bit strange, work flow. I appreciate how y’all are trying to figure this out.

Make sure you commented/participated in the Perusall reading that was due last night (“The Skin We Ink…”). Lots of great comments and discussion there; thank you!

This week you have some writing (Friday) and a Make due (Sunday). You can find the information on the Make Cycle 1 page in the menu above.

Please please please look over the two student examples I have at the end of the Write instructions from Charlotte and Hannah. They are really thoughtful, but importantly, you should notice that those examples are only responding to question 2 and they are really in depth; you are also talking about the reading (question 1) and comparing the data with your peers (question 3) so yours will be even longer. I would expect a couple of pages and it will take at least an hour. Try to push here to make sense of your literacy tracings. I hope those student examples are helpful to you. You can either post the writing directly into your post in Currents or link to a Google Doc in your post.

With the Make for Sunday: many of you may want to try out the playlist option for the Make. Keep in mind: not a random playlist, but one that reflects the ideas of the class for the last two weeks. The Make is a way for you to have total control over the way you share what you’ve learned in the past two weeks in our class. So, instead of a quiz to show what you know, you’re making something to represent what you’ve learned. How might you represent your literacy tracing, for example? What might it look like as a poem? A work of art? A blog?

I look forward to seeing what you write and make!

Thank you everyone again for the discussion on the reading.

Kim