Monthly Archives: March 2016

Shirky Ch 3-4

I specifically enjoyed Shirky’s talk about Deci’s experiment. I found the intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to be fascinating. As I read through the paragraphs I have to admit I to like to do things for me, things that make me … Continue reading

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Equality Taken for Granted

Gee and Hayes bring forth fantastic points in chapter one such how the “consumer” never had the ability to “produce” work unless it was confirmed by a higher authority. Gee and Hayes chose how to classify readers and writers into … Continue reading

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Gee and Hayes ch 7-9

Gee and Hays discuss how content is identified at schools. When we think of the word content, we think of it as an idea that covers an entire message. For example, students read stories and are asked what is the … Continue reading

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Multitasking in the Digital Age

Having just finished The Shallows, when I began reading Language and Learning in the Digital Age, the section that Gee and Hayes spend focused on multitasking in the opening chapter caught my attention. The suggestion Carr makes, specifically in “The Juggler’s Brain” … Continue reading

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