American Literature, American Learning Recap 3/30
Games & Active Learning/Formative Assessment
Gallagher, Kristen. “Teaching Freire and CUNY Open Admissions.” Radical Teacher 87.1 (2010): 55-67.
Gee, James Paul. 2007. Semiotic Domains. Is Playing Video Games a “Waste of Time”? What Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy.
Lantz, Frank. Zimmerman, Frank. 1999. Rules, Play, Culture: Towards an Aesthetics of Games approx. 4pgs.
Reacting to the Past: The Student Perspective. 2012. Queens College, CUNY. on YouTube. (5 min)
Silva, Andy. 2016. Back to the Future. Studying Periodization and Literacy in an Early Modern Card Game. CUNY Games Festival 2016(slides)
“Using Active Learning Techniques in the Classroom”, FSU Handbook Chapter 8
McGann, Jerome. 2002. IVANHOE. Education in a New Key. Romantic Circles.
Hainey, Connolly, Stansfield, Boyle. 2011 The Differences in Motivations of Online Game Players and Offline Game Players: A combined analysis of three studies at higher education level. Computers & Education.
“Working Inside the Black Box”
- Respond to blogs by Iris and Erica
- Edit table of contents (instructions in document)
- Prepare for Zotero workshop
- Watch “Getting Started with Zotero”
- Register for a free account with Zotero
- (Optional, recommended) Download the standalone Zotero application to your computer
- Watch the video on “Groups”
- Login to Zotero and join the Group, “American Literature, American Learning”
- Come prepared with questions
- Midterm reflection sheets
- Giant post-its and markers
6:30 – 6:35 Housekeeping
- April 6: Reading Assignment and Visiting Lecturer
Mellon Director of New York Public Library and Graduate Center President Emeritus William P. Kelly will be leading next week’s class Wednesday, April 6
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, The American Scholar (read carefully)
- Louis Menand, The Marketplace of Ideas (skim)
- April 13: Bloggers: Arinn and Lisa Neoliberalization & Universities & Punks Reading assignment? Send to Danica.
- April 14 1:00-2:00 Teaching as Social Justice
- May 2 Teaching at CUNY day –Anyone volunteer to do a Think-Pair-Share with the group?
- May 19, 12-3 pm Reception, posters, and final event for Futures Initiative: class project —Draft of our book project on display at this event
6:35 – 7:05 Zotero Workshop with Shawn(ta) Smith
7:00 – 7:15 Update on final projects Let’s look at the Google Doc together
7:15-8:15 Iris and Erica lead the class
Erica – Cosmo Quiz: Are You A Formative or A Summative?
- After you have filled out the quiz and received your results, students get into groups to discuss them. As a group come up with an additional scenario and three possible answers that relate to summative and formative assessment.
Iris – Plotting the Past: a collaborative, time-travel game
- activity, reflection, discussion
- Instructions: Students get in groups and are given identical timelines (1600-1900) and an identical set of seven cards with historical events. Groups race to see who can accurately plot the historical events the quickest.
- See also, Tiki-Toki