You are Not So Smart Project

YOU ARE NOT SO SMART

http://youarenotsosmart.com/

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As part of our REASONING UNIT (Reasoning as a Way of Knowing), we’ll be exploring several chapters of this book, and then creating short films highlighting the important concepts.

First WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER

Here are his PODCASTS on SOUNDCLOUD

You can listen to the author in a podcast with Skeptics Magazine HERE

MORE LOGICAL FALLACIES 

He has a new book: You Are Now Less Dumb

1. Each production group will get a hard copy(ies) of the chapter to read and highlight.

2. Group members will create a threaded conversation in Diigo (CLICK HERE) to discuss important points and brainstorm ideas for the film. Your thinking and planning should be evident.

3. There are numerous TOOLS you could use to create a short film (any style is ok). You might want to check out my Diigo folder on CREATIVITY for some ideas.

Animation in Apple Keynote and with Magic Move

Touchcast

Sketchcasting

Mozilla Popcornmaker

WeVideo (online in-the-cloud collaborative video editing)

Weavly ( mashup maker)

Music video/ rap

PowToons (see tutorials here)

Annotated Interactive YouTube or Choose Your Own Adventure YouTube

4. SPECS:

a. you must cover all the important concepts and points

b. you must disclose the major “misconception” and the “truth” at least once.

c. you must end with “and this is why ‘YOU ARE NOT SO SMART

d. sound quality must be good (loud enough and clear)

e. you must credit the author of the book in your titles and any music you use (recommend copyright-free from Jamendo or YouTube Editor)

f. ***please film landscape mode (tilt your phone horizontally)

5. GROUPS:

Priming (Chap 1) – Quinn; Casey

Confabulation (Chap 2) – Evan and Leah; Madeline

Confirmation Bias (Chap 3) – Justin and Terril; Ty F.; Ed; David C and Johnson

Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy (Chap 5) – Jacob, Zoe, TY; Alex and Chris

Normalcy Bias (Chap 7) – Stig, Devin, Cam;

Introspection (Chap 8) – Noelle; Kristen

Availability Heuristic (Chap 9) – Iona, Briana, Jasmine; Brad and Zach

Bystander Effect (Chap 10) – Danni and Michael; Kelly; Michael Compton; Ashley

Apophenia (Chap 12) – Alana; Nate and Haelee; Jordan and Emily

Brand Loyalty (Chap 13) – Nick and Katie; Anna, Jamie, Ivor

Argument from Authority (Chap 14) – Daniel and Taylor; Dillan and David

Groupthink (Chap 23) – Claire, Makana, Ariana

Final Exam Vlog

All the instructions and deadlines are in this document (please download).

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-dn0mjvDd8ma294WXhFYUpOd1U/edit?usp=sharing

For a RECAP and access to video playlists: CLICK HERE

Some exemplars from the Class of 2013 can be seen here:

CLICK FOR YOUTUBE PLAYLIST

Other examples of TYPES of vlogs (these aren’t for TOK but are interesting in concept and execution):

(this next one uses YouTube’s editor to hyperlink out to other vids)

(another excellent drawing one)

Emotion Gallery Wix Website Project

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We are surrounded by expressions and manifestations of emotion. In this unit project, you will have the opportunity to be a museum gallery curator of sorts, and collect and reflect on various multi-media elements related to a particular emotional themes.

This document explains everything as well as includes samples:

https://docs.google.com/a/lejardinacademy.org/document/d/1m0VJX9QYwdu_v0x3uZBecGZYv7TSej0ACxrjCkMcMJY/edit

We’ll be using Wix, a free website creation service tool. In the past year they have offered the opportunity to build HTML5 sites, as opposed to the usual Flash-based sites. I HIGHLY recommend doing this, even though there are fewer features. The interface is simpler and it’s just much more user-friendly.

Here is My Quick and Dirty Wix Tutorial Resource Sheet:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JVonlWbsVQKL06JDPfm6mlShZBHlT6NSenIDOcyWtv0/edit?usp=sharing

DUE DATES and PRESENTATIONS:

Thursday, May 16: period 6

Friday, May 17: Lunch TOK (all) and period 3

***ideally each person will have a chance to present their site briefly, giving the structural overview and perhaps showing a few highlights. We might also do a peer critique asynchronously.

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