As promised during last week’s class, I’d like for you to start thinking about any revisions that need to be made to the metadata associated with your contribution to the collection — especially revisions to the description in light of the focal shift from “educational technologies” to “embodied classroom.”
You’re welcome to add comments to this post as required contributions to the blog, so long as you achieve the ~250-word expectation for posts. Here’s what I’m suggesting:
- Visit our collection, The Embodied Classroom: Technologies Used For Secondary Composition Pedagogy (2019), and navigate to your contribution.
- Take a careful look at the metadata attached to your contribution. Pay careful attention to the description to see if it describes an aspect of “embodied classroom”: the concept of the classroom as an embodied space where emerging technologies are incorporated.
- If you see a need to revise the description, put the revisions in writing and provide a brief rationale for the change. Post as a comment here, if you’d like, or send me an email or a shared Google Doc with the information I need to share with Isabel.
- Examine the other metadata categories and be sure they remain appropriate to this contribution. Click some of the metadata tags to see if you can start to build meaning from the relations across multiple contributions from different collections. Review MEDIA TYPE, PERSUASIVE INTENT, HCI PLATFORM, DISCURSIVE TYPE, LOCATION ON BODY, AUGMENTS, TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS, KEYWORDS, and MARKETING KEYWORDS.
- Be sure to check out the Analytics page, which includes a very interesting body diagram with links to all of the different locations on the body tied to each contribution across the archive. Are there interesting activities you might direct your students to complete using this page?
Spend some time in our collection, and do some thinking about the way it describes the embodied classroom. Do we need more? Do we need to more clearly connect our collection to other collections in the archives? To other contributions and technologies? What existing technologies in the archive might we consider adding to the collection? Are there metaphors we might use to connect the embodied classroom to different technologies included in the archive?
As an example, consider “the brain” (from the Analytics page body diagram) as a metaphor for the embodied classroom — a locus of cognition, knowledge making, and memory. Are there items on this page that we should consider asking Isabel to link to our collection? For example, might this artifact, The first “social network” of brains lets three people transmit thoughts to each other’s heads, represent the emerging potential of classroom collaboration? Or an eventuality that should be avoided at all costs in the classroom? Or some other way of connecting this particular artifact to our collection?
I’ve said enough. I’m curious if the embodied classroom opens the door to adding new artifacts that might expand what we first thought our collection could/should be?