NET NEUTRALITY PROJECT

1) Please create a graphic that visually illustrates the concept of Net Neutrality

  • Your graphic should include few (if any) words. Imagine you are trying to communicate with someone who doesn't speak English; and you can't gesture, sign or otherwise communicate with them in any way other than your graphic.

  • Your graphic should clearly illustrate your understanding of Net Neutrality.

  • Your graphic MUST be created by you... it cannot include substantial images from the web that were created to illustrate Net Neutrality

  • If you have access to a color printer, please print your graphic and include it on the last page of your document. If you don't, please email me that graphic AND include a final page of your document that says "Please see email for graphic."

2) Please also include a written/printed document that addresses the following:

  • Describe the concept of net neutrality in one paragraph (3 - 5 quality sentences).

  • Explain why the FCC voted against Net Neutrality in one paragraph (3 - 5 quality sentences).

  • Explain in one paragraph (3 - 5 quality sentences) why the Washington State Legislature created a law to enforce net neutrality in Washington State.

  • Take a personal stand and explain in one paragraph (3 - 5 quality sentences) why you support the FCC position or the Washington State Legislature position (NOTE: You MUST choose one or the other even if you see merits in both)

  • Your rough draft is due next Tuesday morning (9/24/2019)

  • Your final draft is due next Friday (9/27/2019) morning.

The graphic is worth 4 points and will be graded on how clearly it represents your definition of Net Neutrality. An articulate 8th grader should be able to understand Net Neutrality by looking at your graphic.

The following is from the grading rubric for your "Explore Performance Task" that we'll be working on at the end of the semester:

Computational Artifact
"Your computational artifact must provide an illustration, representation, or explanation of the computing innovation’s intended purpose, its function, or its effect. The computational artifact must not simply repeat the information supplied in the written responses and should be primarily nontextual. Submit a video, audio, or
PDF file."

If you replace the phrase: "the computing innovation’s intended purpose, its function, or its effect" with "Net Neutrality" you'll get a very good idea of how to proceed with your graphic.

Notice the emphasis on avoiding adding a bunch of text to your graphic. Labels are fine, words, phrases and sentences of explanation will weaken your project.

Each paragraph is worth 4 points as follows:

4 pts: Your writing clearly and concisely addresses the question. You support your response with appropriate evidence and reasoning.

3 pts: Your writing clearly and concisely addresses the question. However, part(s) of your supporting evidence and reasoning is weak or contains minor inaccuracies.

OR

Despite clear and convincing supporting evidence and reasoning, you don't clearly and concisely address the question.

2 pts: Writing contains points that help to illustrate your response, but lacks cohesion overall and/or one or more substantial errors are present that harm your argument.

1 pt: Writing doesn't really address the question in any detail or has multiple substantial errors that tend to derail your argument.

0 pt: The paragraph is wholly inaccurate or missing