Reflection: Data Analysis TED Talk on The Power of Fiction to Combat Identity Politics - Section 2: TED Talk


Take a look at three students' sample notes on TED Talk. I gave all notes a quick read and put red checkmarks next to bullet that captured the speaker's argument and next to bullets where the student was clearly engaging with the content of the talk. For instance, the student in the first paper underlined "Fiction is floating water," suggesting she found that powerful in some way. I found it powerful too. The second student sample is more detailed and this student put stars all over the place, which gives me much joy. I personally think this TED talk is powerful and am thrilled to see that several of my students agree. The last sample is from a student who literally never speaks in class, but is clearly responding to the materials I am presenting to them. I'm looking forward to seeing some of these quotes in their future essay.

  Data Analysis: Highlights in Student Notes
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TED Talk on The Power of Fiction to Combat Identity Politics

Unit 6: Exploring Identity
Lesson 14 of 14

Objective: SWBAT examine one more argument about Identity by watching a TED talk on the topic and taking notes on powerful language the author used to draft her argument.

Big Idea: The power of multimedia can provide the image and audio inspiration to jump start a lengthy writing assignment.

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English / Language Arts, research (Writing Process), TED tallk, identity, fiction, questioning, annotate
  36 minutes
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