Wednesday, December 14, 2016

S2 - Vaccinations and Autism Part 1

Review both resources and in 50 words or less, comment on the issue of "Vaccinations and Autism". Yes, in 50 words or less.


Resource #1: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resource #2: CDC Whistle Blower Admits MMR Vaccine Causes Autism

Monday, December 12, 2016

S1 - A Class Divided (Day B)

Go to: A Class Divided and watch the video. Comment on the following questions:



  1. Was the "Brown-Eyed-Blue-Eyed" experiment/activity conducted in an ethical manner?
  2. Could/should the "Brown-Eyed-Blue-Eyed" lesson/activity be done in today's classrooms?

Friday, December 2, 2016

Day B: Response to "Yes, You're Irrational, and Yes, That's OK"

Day B Students: In 150 words, post a reply to "Yes, You're Irrational, and Yes, That's OK" (Berreby, 2015). Within your reply, summarize the article and propose a question or critique regarding the article.

Day A Students: In 150 words, respond to a post from Day B, rephrasing their main point and respond to their question(s) and/or critique. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Day A: In 150 words, post a reply to "When Photographers Are Neuroscientists" (Keats). Within your reply, summarize the article and propose a question or critique regarding the article. AND, while you achieve this feat, consider our discussions in our H1 unit:
  • flattening of dimension through language
  • signifier, signified, and real
  • symbolic, imaginary, and real
  • world for us, world without us, world unto itself
  • as a borromean knot
  • as a gordian knot
Day B: In 150 words, respond to a post from Day A, rephrasing their main point and contributing a new layer upon their understanding of H1 (and the bullets above).

Monday, October 17, 2016

S2 - Vaccinations and Autism Part 1

Review both resources and in 50 words or less, comment on the issue of "Vaccinations and Autism". Yes, in 50 words or less.

Resource #1: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resource #2: CDC Whistle Blower Admits MMR Vaccine Causes Autism

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

S1 - A Class Divided

Go to: A Class Divided and watch the video. Comment on the following questions:


  1. Was the "Brown-Eyed-Blue-Eyed" experiment/activity conducted in an ethical manner?
  2. Could/should the "Brown-Eyed-Blue-Eyed" lesson/activity be done in today's classrooms?

Friday, September 30, 2016

Freakonomics Chapter 1: What Do Schoolteachers and Sumo Wrestlers Have In Common?
Freakonomics Chapter 2: How Is the Ku Klux Klan Like a Group of Real-Estate Agents?

In 150 words, consider how motivation is a key part of context and how it has the power to sway intent. Don't worry about addressing both articles specifically; instead think thematically. (Of course, you may refer to them explicitly if you need to.)

If you left your copy of the text at school/home and need to access an electronic version, do so here.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Readings #3 - 1) Is Google making us stupid? 2) Why Google isn`t making us stupid... or smart.

1) Is Google Making Us Stupid
2) Why Google Isn`t Making Us Stupid... Or Smart

Readings #3 - 1) Is Google making us stupid? 2) Why Google isn`t making us stupid... or smart. Read the above articles. In 150 words, address the dichotomy between the two.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Post a working definition for: What is technology?.

Post your working definition for: "What is technology?"

Feel free to update, change, modify, or add to your definition as you progress through AP Capstone.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Reading #2 - If Public Libraries Didn't Exist, Could You Start One Today?

Reading #2 - If Public Libraries Didn't Exist, Could You Start One Today?

In 150 words, post a reply to "Reading #2 - If Public Libraries Didn't Exist, Could You Start One Today?". Within your reply, summarize the article and propose a question or critique regarding the article. Try to keep STEEP (Scientific, technological, ecological, economical, and political) perspectives in mind while synthesizing your responses. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Reading #1 - A Freakonomics Proposal to Help the British National Health Service

Reading #1 - A Freakonomics Proposal to Help the British National Health Service

In 150 words, post a reply to "Reading #1 - A Freakonomics Proposal to Help the British National Health Service". Within your reply, summarize the article and propose a question or critique regarding the article.