Semester Final Creative Reflection: The TOK Listicle


It’s been lovely learning with you this past semester – your first of 3.5 semesters of Theory of Knowledge.

This is what we’ll be doing the last class period, and your goal is to have it posted to your blog by the end of the period.

You can access the entire G doc here:–pSjJnJ0ajLCmwbM/edit?usp=sharing

Don’t forget: You need to POST to your own blog AND to our G+ community tagged #semfinal


Make a creative Listicle reflecting your experience with the First Semester of TOK. You must seek to answer these 10 queries, but you can do more if you like. It’s implied that all of these include the “and why” factor: that is, you must indicate your reasoning behind selecting them for the list. Finally, you must try to publish to your blog by the end of the 90 min class. ***you can work alone or with 1 other person

1. Your favourite activity

2. Your favourite project or assignment (completed by you)

3. Your favourite PEER project (produced by a peer)

4. The best external (not student-produced) VIDEO (TED talk, etc.) we watched.

5. Most INTERESTING concept/ idea / topic/ fact you learned about.

6. The most USEFUL concept / idea/ topic / fact you learned about.

7. The best tweet (either you or a peer authored)

8. An idea for the future (what you’d like to study, as it relates to TOK, or some activity or project that would be interesting, or a great question you’d like to focus on

9. A “TOK moment” you’ve had (in another class or in your real life – a time when you’ve realized how relevant what we discuss in TOK is, or you find something that would be applicable to our TOK class)

10. A photo/ image / OR word that sums up TOK succinctly

Methods of Madness

If you have another idea, let me know. However, you should steer clear of Powerpoint, Prezi, or Google Slideshow for this, and whatever you do should be do-able in the 90 min block.

___VINE video smashup ( or Instagram)

___VISUAL THINKING / SKETCHNOTES  (digital or manual)

___ COLLAGE annotated with THINGLINK ( try Picmonkey Collage if on laptop)

____ INFOGRAPHIC (digital or manual)
***you can choose to do voiceovers for any of these as well, if you film them.


You need to be very specific about the resources you choose for the list, so here are some helpful links

Our TOK class BLOG (see all posts)

Our TOK class G+ (scroll through the categories)

Our YouTube Channel Playlists

Our David Weinberger “Too Big To Know” collaborative document

Your OWN blog and all assignments

Your PEERS’ blogs

Our Storify (Archived Tweets and #tokkailuaQs)






video: how to use hand-drawn notes and film them

video (for ipad):

VideoScribe (free trial)

Video: visualizing complex ideas:

Annotated Collage with Thinglink


Thinglink (sign up for free acct):

OR try Glogster for a multimedia poster:

see this annotated infographic:

@Braddo’s sketchnote + Thinglink


My Diigo list of resources

20+ Tools

Best Tools List for Infographic Creation

For HAND-DRAWN, search “Infodoodles”




Wrapping Up The Brain

VISUALIZING THE BRAIN THROUGHOUT HISTORY (intriguing post from Brainpickings)


WOW! That was an intense film! While it is still fresh in YOUR brain, please FILM A “VLOG” REFLECTION and use the following to guide you. (you can also refer to our archived Tweets) – this should be no longer than 5 minutes. POST TO YOUTUBE as Public or Unlisted, then your blog.

1. Grab your phone or Photobooth if you have a Mac. Find a partner to film you/interview you. Think about your answers, but this should be casual and right off the top of your head, not overthought. Please feel free to go outside.

2. Try to pinpoint some IMPLICATIONS (positive and negative) of the “knowledge” acquired.

3. How did the film address the following?

– where the knowledge come from (experiments? studies? observation?)

– how knowledge is acquired / stored (role of emotion, senses, memory, reasoning, etc.)

– how claims could affect OTHER disciplines or how they relate to the “linking questions” such as belief, certainty, ethics, technology, etc.)

4. Finally, what are some ADDITIONAL questions, concerns, personal thoughts and reactions you have to any of the topics addressed? What was the most interesting thing to you and is something you might want to research further? Have you any personal connections to the claims made (example: have you ever felt, while playing sports, you were in “the zone”?)

Here’s a relevant TED talk I found recently: Jon Ronson, “Strange Answers to the Psychopath Test”. We’ll be backchannelling with #tokkailua


Now that you have completed your first curation assignment, you will be asked to share with the class in an effective, yet succinct way. We’ll also talk about your Knowledge Questions. Here’s what to do:

Prepare only 4 slides (use Google Presentation and share to “Anyone with a Link can View”). Each slide should be very visual with not much, if any text. The most effective slides feature a relevant, provoking image and either a word or short phrase (no bullet points!).

The first 3 slides have to do with your article as you present the overview to the class.

The last slide features the questions or at least 1 of your knowledge questions) so we may discuss.