As we move into Week Thirteen, here’s what you need to know.
I’m canceling class on 5/17. Here’s the schedule for the rest of the semester:
- Politics of Participation (Johnna) on 4/19
- Google Maps (Leah) on 4/24
- Pinterest (Lindsay) on 4/26
- Final Community Projects Due by midnight on Friday, 4/27!!
- Presentation of Community Projects on 5/1 (Final Exam Period)
- Final Exam Due on 5/1 (I’ll be announcing what this during class this Thursday, 4/19)
Readings and Resources for Politics of Participation (led by Johnna)
- How the Internet can Create a 21st Century Democracy (Video, Nick Troiano)
- Is the Internet really a blessing for democracy? (Cass Sunstein)
- A Lie Races Across Twitter Before the Truth Can Boot Up (Jeremy Peters)
- Twitter, Facebook and YouTube’s role in Arab Spring (Thomas Sander)
- If you haven’t already, watch the KONY2012 video and read the following articles (in this order)
Google Maps (led by Leah, now on 5/24)
- Make sure you have a Google account
- Explore MapCruch and be prepared to discuss
- Use Google Maps to look up directions from Tokyo Japan to New York, New York, specifically looking at instruction #24.
- Use Google Maps to look up a birds’ eye view of your home or other location familiar to you. See if you can get a StreetView image. Capture the satellite image (as close as you can get) and/or the StreetView image and post on your blog.