Developing a Goose Sense of Community The Goose Story
This spring when you see geese heading north for the summer flying along in a "V" formation, you might be interested in knowing what science has discovered about why they fly that way. It has been learned that as each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird immediately following. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.
People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier, because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.
Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to go it alone, and quickly gets into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front. (If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those who are headed the same way we are going.) When the lead goose gets tired, she rotates back in the wing and another goose flies point. (It pays to take turns doing hard jobs - with people or with geese flying north.) The geese honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed. (What do we say when we honk from behind?)
Finally (Now I want you to get this), when a goose gets sick, or is wounded by gun shots and falls out, two geese fall out of formation and follow him down to help and protect him. They stay with him until he is either able to fly or until he is dead, and then they launch out on their own or with another formation to catch up with the group. (If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other like that.)
Class Norms A Goose Sense of Community Sharing Supportive Positive
Class Norms: sharing What to share: any technical skills you recently discovered A cool website: http://www.bitbetter.com/samples/animations.htm http://www.bitbetter.com/samples/animations.htm A cool web design detail/trick A small trick: right click A big trick: screen shot
Become Sharing and Supportive Tell each other how proficient you are at using computers and programs. Learn a computer trick/tip from your partner.
Classroom Guidelines and Expectations Bring with you a positive attitude to this classroom; Be punctual; No email or IM on class; Refrain from side-conversation during demonstration time; Never feel ashamed of not knowing a thing, always feel free to ask for help from both peers and the instructor.
Teaching Assistants 3-4 TAs Qualifications Empathy Patience Knowledgeable ??? (brainstorm from class) Responsibilities Help the class during class time demonstration; Provide out of class help to classmates in the format of an informal study group; Inform the instructor about project progress and provide suggestions at the beginning of each class? Write weekly/biweekly reflective journals (reports) Who you helped with what What are the challenges for both you and the peers that you helped with ??? (brainstorm from class) Rewards An official letter certifying your service as a teaching assistant in this computer technology class. Appended to the letter will be a list of the abilities, skills, and attributes you developed during your assistantship. Bonus credits for the journals Appreciation/recognition from the class ??? ??? (brainstorm from class)
Title Bar Menu Bar Tool Bar Main Window Task Bar
Practice – save, save as, document and program 1. make a folder on the desktop. Create a.txt document and name it joke.txt and save it in the folder you just created. 2. Revise the document and save it again. 3. Rename that file into jokerevised.txt and save that document on your flash drive. 4. Delete the jokerevised.txt. 5. Get the deleted jokerevised.txt back to your flash drive
Practice – explorer and desktop icon Create a windows explorer icon on the task bar Create a desktop icon on the task bar