Urgent Evoke

A crash course in changing the world.

Richard Smyth
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Challenge for Teachers: Find a Class in a Different Part of the Country/World with which to collaborate

I challenge all educators who are playing Evoke to network with other teachers and find a class with which to network and collaborate on some kind of project that can help foster global awareness and…Continue

Tags: 21stcenturyskills, networking, collaboration, education

Started Apr 9, 2010

 

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Evoke: Season Two -- The Comic

I created this with Comic Life: http://pages.emerson.edu/faculty/r/richard_smyth/evoke/Comic.html

I'll also paste the pages to my photos file....

Posted on May 11, 2010 at 2:55am — 10 Comments

What Happens Next?

Here are some responses to the questions asked in this mission:



1. Which challenges and social problems should Evoke tackle next? Where to build Evoke communities? Who to encourage to play season 2?



One thought was the problem with Muslim extremism and Israel. If we don't promote harmony somehow among Muslims and the Western world, there will be continued conflict and we will not come together as a wh*** world, into one harmonious… Continue

Posted on May 9, 2010 at 7:12pm — 1 Comment

Emergency Call to Action to All Artists and Poets

During a crisis, as was stated by Harvard's Nieman Guide for Crisis Journalism, it is important for people to have things to do and to make decisions--to help them manage their fear. I would call on artists and poets to organize a kind of online art/poetry therapy session for which people could contribute artistic representations of their fears and how… Continue

Posted on May 7, 2010 at 10:20pm — 5 Comments

Psychological First Aid: Crisis Communication as Psychoenergonomics

I thought that the most interesting of the five secrets of crisis communication is the last one, about how people react in a pandemic. In the introduction, the site speaks of the need to administer "psychological first aid" (described as a "new concept") to help in managing panic in severe pandemics. I was surprised to find out that knee-jerk reactions are good and that they want people to overreact. This is better than denial which, though it protects us from the potentially harmful effects of… Continue

Posted on May 7, 2010 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

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At 7:18pm on May 6, 2010, Gilda Lorena Arias said…
Well done!!! You have the virtuoso rune!!!
 
 
 

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