Unit 3 Session 1

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!

First, introduce yourself to your Forum group in a 30 second Flipgrid video. (Click HERE for a quick tutorial how to use Flipgrid.com. ) Tell your new classmates where you’re from, where you currently live and study, and what is your favourite school subject or activity.

Watch a classmate’s introduction and post a 10-15 second response, saying, for example “Nice to meet you.” or commenting on their favourite learning experience.

PASSWORD: Speak2Learn

FORUM GROUP 1 Write code or click d4168c83

FORUM GROUP 2 Write code or click d64b2904 

FORUM GROUP 3 Write code or click 9d7ee5d5 

Session 1 PART 1: Non-verbal communication

Examine the cartoon titled “Education in 22nd century” and the speech bubbles. 

THINK ToK – Area of Knowledge: Human Sciences (Psychology). What schema do you need to understand it? Is it funny for you or not? Why? For whom would it be funny? Why?

How do we feel when we miss out on a joke – what knowledge must we have to enable us to participate in building group camaraderie?

HINT: Cartoon resembles The Jetsons comic / animated TV show aired in the USA in 1962-3.


Session 1 PART 2: Reading Comprehension: short story

Review active reading skills and annotation skills.  Read and annotate the short story “The fun they had” by Isaac Asimov. Read the schema for the story.

“The Fun They Had” short story text to download FROM HERE

Schema for “The Fun They Had” to download FROM HERE

1. Compare the cartoon with the short story. Check the era in which both were created.  How do the two media differ in their depiction of the future education?

2. Conduct a mini-research on use of technology in education today. What’s new and how does it change education today? What might be the trend in 2030’s or 2050’s?

3. Add your thoughts to your group’s Google doc chart below.