Unit 1 DEMO Session 2
Session length and engagement with your online classmates depends on YOU, so proceed to the next session whenever you’re ready. Remember that your peers await your contributions. Help them learn with you and from you!
Session 2 PART 2:
Watch the film version of Terry Bisson’s short story “They’re made out of meat” (0:00–> 7:22) made by the New York Film Academy in 2007. Youtube link to the video.
Ensure you have a printed copy or e-book copy to read along with the author.
Compare the written text with the script of the video. Which parts are missing and why?
FIT-EDUCATION BREAK #3
Session 2 PART 3: Collaboration
Set up a smaller group of 3-4, ensuring members originate from various schools. Collaborate asynchronously (or in real-time if you wish) on a creative project of your choice:
- “Zaloguj się” = Log in
- “Twój nick” = Your nickname – please use your first name.
- “Zapisz” = Save
- “Opcje” = Options
1/ INFOGRAPHIC on a topic connected with innovation in technology. Focus on one choice of field: medicine, business, education, transportation, health. Check out the necessary elements and layouts of an effective, informative infographic.
Here are some template sites and infographic-making websites:
2/ CREATIVE PIECE based on either of the stories. Perhaps Bradbury’s story can be retold from another perspective? Or a prequel can be created with the inhabitants still there, perhaps the night before? What would their dinnertime conversation be about? Bisson’s story, on the other hand, is solely dialogue. See examples of filling in setting and characterisation for “They’re made out of meat” and create the story around the dialogue.
Your teacher may ask you to watch a trailer of a film that illustrates innovation in technology. FILM TRAILER JIGSAW
- Watch a trailer of a film with futuristic/apocalyptic content, the older the better. Here’s a list of them on Wikipedia OR – here’s a link to a list of top 10 films that predicted the future. Pick one, or find a different one not listed in these lists.
Refresh your memory if you have watched it. Google, skim & scan an article or two about that film
Share in a chart. Write the year of release, take notes of what ideas predicted in the past – actually came true? Which – thankfully – did NOT?
FOR EXAMPLE: Back to the future II – Marty & Doc time-travel to specific date: Oct 21, 2015 → Newsweek.com article that tells what BttF II got wrong or the Gawker.com article that focuses on what BttF II got right 🙂