Clearly a difficult session to lead. First time in front of an unknown group of students, of which I don't want to create any imaginary yet. Many people have told them about "who they are" or if they are interested in this course or not. I try to block those ideas and come to the classroom with the same attitude I approach a blank sheet of paper when I want to create something.
A more important question arises: How do I introduce the students to the idea of Technology&Society? How can I explain what is going to happen this semester for them to feel comfortable and awake?
Here's a short PPT I put together for the first session:
I am a TA for Dr.Balsamo's course: Introduction to TechnoCultures. If you are reading this is because I have shared the link with you. This blog is not public and it is, in short, the bucket where I download my feelings, thoughts and learning experiences after facilitating discussion sections.