Month: May 2019

InS 10: Podcast for a Shrinking World

Part 1: 

  • What are podcasts?
  • Do you listen to podcasts?
  • What are characteristics of podcasts?
  • What makes a good podcast?
  • What is the difference between a podcast and a radio show?
  • How do you find podcasts that interest you?
  • Do you have to download podcasts?

Good podcast for InS:

  • Crazy Genius
  • NYT’s the Daily
  • IMF Podcasts
  • Freakonomics
  • Goats and Soda 
  • The Guardian podcasts
  • Radiolab
  • 99% invisible
  • Planet Money
  • This American Life
  • More Perfect
  • Undone
  • Embedded
  • Invisibilia
  • Fresh Air
  • Hardcore History
  • TED radio hour
  • Hidden Brain
  • All Songs Considered

As will listen to a Crazy Genius podcast, compete this handout. 

Part 2:

I will be absent on Monday May 27th. You will have time to begin working on your own podcast showing your understanding of a globalization issue and of the podcast format.

We have been discussing ways that gobalization impact us, the environment, governments, power, people, places etc.

Pick a topic that you are all interested in, and do some research to answer a question about globalization

Hyperlink your team and work here

You podcast must include:

  • A research question
  • A title
  • Definitions
  • All members’ voices
  • Soundbites (quotes)
  • Music (intro, out-tro)
  • Audio credits
  • Segments with audio transitions
  • Varying arguments (you could include a discussion you all have in the podcast)
  • Ideally, tell a story from beginning to end, with a character (can be you) or place or event a the core of your reporting. 
  • MLA sourcing on a separate doc
  • 5-10 minutes long
  • Be creative, be funny, be entertaining

It might be a good idea to split the roles such as:

  • Lead researcher
  • Script editor
  • Sound/GarageBand Editor (This will be time consuming)
  • Host
  • etc

Possible themes are:

  • culture / diaspora /
  • uncontacted / remote society
  • migration
  • cybersecurity / cybercrime / privacy / Government surveillance /government control
  • smart city and new technology
  • nationalism /right-wing / populism
  • women / empowerment
  • anti-globalization
  • TBP Transboundary pollution
  • superpower
  • ISIS / Tribalization
  • Technology / internet / mobile phones / social media /social networks
  • climate change / environment
  • outsourcing
  • agribusiness
  • development
  • tax heavens / money
  • free trade
  • protectionism
  • Transport
  • Glocalization
  • cultural imperialism
  • Anything else with teacher approval.

You will have all of next week  to create your podcast.

They are due during the week of Monday June 3rd

You will be graded on all 4 ATLs: Organization, collaboration, thinking and communication and criterion B

You may use iMovie to create your podcast, but GarageBand is better.

Mr Broughton will come to give us a crash course on audio editing and using mics.

Mr Noonan says: Have you students look at the automation function

Useful tutorials:

InS 9: Micro financing and Government Proposal Project

What is micro financing?

How effective you think it is to reduce disparity?

What are some possible drawbacks?

Let’s have a look at the cycle of poverty. Using the handout, try to explain the links between each box and the cycle that occurs.

Things to Consider:

In an intense voice:

If Hollywood stars are more your thing:

Perhaps the circular economy could be your solution:

Here is our next summative assessment: Government Report focusing on Strategies to Encourage Development

  • Groups of 2
  • Your role is that of a development advisor (not economic)
  • Your audience will be the federal or regional government of your Kiva recipient
  • Your task is to decide which development strategy or strategies are most appropriate to improve the standard of living of a your Kiva recipient’s community
  • Your situation will be that of an individual or group profile from the Kiva website – Anyone you feel you would like to help. You can browse Kiva by country, gender, economic sector, etc.
  • Links to some useful resources
  • Links to your group’s factsheets
  • Here are some previous student’s factsheet on strategies in reducing disparity.

Your product will be:

  1. Preliminary Research:

Once you find your person or group, take a screenshot of their profile and save their page, and do some further research on the country or region they come from:

  • find information about their level of development and standard of living ( HDI- Fertility rate, GNP, disease etc )
  • Issues in their area or country ( government stability, economy, debt, war etc ) which might affect their level of development.
  • Main economic activities and growth rate
  • Climate, resources and physical nature of the country
  • Any other information that will help you with your decision
  1. Product
  • You will create a 1 page document and 3 minute presentation recommending strategies that will help improve the standard of living and break the cycle of poverty of the community represented by an individual
  • You need to suggest the strategies we have discussed in class: AID, FDI, Fair Trade, Debt Relief, Market and Trade Access, Government policy, Remittances, circular economy, SDGs as well as micro-financing through Kiva. If you find any other strategy make sure to ask your teacher first. BE CREATIVE
  • You also need to clearly explain how your ideas will break the cycle of poverty of your recipient’s community
  • All of your decisions must be supported with statistical and anecdotal evidence.

TSC B + C + D

Enter groups and hyperlink your work here

Due date: May 31st

InS 10: Our Shrinking World

How global power and influence varies spatially

Discuss:

  • What is globalization?
  • List different types of global interactions
  • What factors influence how a place is globalized?
  • How does global power and influence vary spatially?
  • How do different places become interconnected by global interactions?
  • How do politics, technology and physical processes influence global interactions?
  • What is the core periphery model?
  • How does globalization influence culture?

Slideshow

Discuss

  • Who is the driver of globalization?
  • What are the negative consequences of globalization?
  • What is the impact on culture?
  • What are the benefits?
  • Who are the winners?
  • Who are the losers?

 

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  • What is America’s role in a globalized world?
  • What are the consequences of America being the only super power?
  • What other country is becoming a superpower? What are the possible consequences?

 

 

 

 

Exercise: have a look at my Diigo or a podcast and look for an article that interests you, and discusses one of the following issues:

  • culture / diaspora /
  • uncontacted / remote society
  • migration
  • cybersecurity / cybercrime / privacy / Government surveillance /government control
  • smart city
  • nationalism /right-wing / populism
  • women / empowerment
  • anti-globalization
  • TBP Transboundary pollution
  • superpower
  • ISIS / Tribalization
  • Technology / internet / mobile phones / social media /social networks
  • climate change / environment
  • outsourcing
  • agribusiness
  • development
  • tax heavens / money
  • free trade
  • protectionism
  • Transport
  • Glocalization
  • cultural imperialism

You will give a 60 second resume of your article and place your main topic here.

Debate: You will create a team of 3 or 4 and debate some one the following statements. You will each be experts in your field and help your group with arguments and supporting examples to debate the following statements. You should therefore create teams with a wide range of expertise. 

Write down your team members here

Debate arguments:

  • “Global interactions have helped reduce disparities between places.” 
  • “International interactions always result in the homogenization of culture.” 

  • “Global interactions have made the world a richer place but not a fairer place.”

  • “Environmental degradation is the inevitable outcome of global economic interactions.”

  • “Every country will eventually lose its distinctive national identity as a result of global interactions.”

  • “Global interactions have brought only negative impacts to human landscapes and physical environments everywhere.”

  • “National governments cannot control global interactions.”

  • “Global interactions have made the world less safe”

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