@cmeeks I get the ACM TechNews 3x a week. I wanted students to subscribe to it too but apparently only members can subscribe… It didn’t really make sense to me, but I am going to forward them one of the e-mails each week. They will have to write one blog post per quarter for class that references an article they read (either from the emails I send, or from other news they hear about). Their responses must include the following (written for students):
- Summarize the article you read - make sure you cite it appropriately and include a link
- Describe the impact that the technology you read about has on society - Include one positive impact and one negative
- Relate it to your own life - what’s your opinion on this?
- This blog should be written in complete sentences, with proper grammar, and be appropriate to the class audience.
I am using a google site for this. Someone on Twitter suggested that format since then students can add a new “announcement” to an announcement page and it shows them as the author. It is not the sexiest of websites, but it gets the job done. Next year I will probably upgrade to a different platform. Do you have any favorite multi-author blog platforms?
Also, another CS teacher in MPLS shared this CS research guide. I thought it was really well done and loved the different “view points”.
CSPResearch.docx (305.1 KB)
I think students could think about impact from these viewpoints as well. Here are the viewpoints: