Ira Glass on Creative Work

 Connect, Extend, Challenge

  1. Connect: How are ideas presented related to something you like or are interested in making?
  2. Extend: What new ideas did you get that extended or pushed your thinking in new directions?
  3. Challenge: What is still challenging or confusing for you if you were to take this advice?

You can also watch the original video that includes Ira Glass critiquing a sample of his earlier work.

The Twouble With Twitters

Pro – Con – Neutral

  1. Why would people be in favor of using Twitter?
  2. Why would people be against it?
  3. What would be a neutral position?  What is your position?

or look for the humor:

What makes this animation funny?


  1. Make a claim about the topic
  2. Identify support for your claim
  3. Ask a question related to your claim