Media Arts Lab 2.0

Redesigning media arts to create, not consumehttp://prezi.com/9ow8h2urx1va/dream-media-arts-lab/The Macs in our media arts lab are getting old and plastic.  They can't push the high-def video coming out of our latest cameras, so it's time for a hardware upgrade, but it's not just about the hardware.One of the biggest problems we face…

Architect of the Future

I just read @banana29's "Emergence of Web3.0" blog on the immediate future of the web.  Web3.0, if Alanna is on her game (and I know she is), looks like the next step in managing our data meltdown.Last year ended with me in a dark and questioning place about the effects…

A Quiet Mind

A conversation a colleague tole me about a while back:   Teacher to student:  "You look pensive" Student: "No, I'm just thinking..."   *** Before the break we were discussing reflective reading practices in a senior English class.   Students had a real hate on for journal writing while reading.…

Photoboarding

Thanks to @fitfatman I now have a working term for an emergent student behavior:PHOTOBOARDING: an emerging student response of taking pictures of in-class notes from overheads or the board, rather than writing notes.In a senior academic English class we began a unit on short stories.  The instructions were complex and…

The Future of Tech IS Education!

TECH ENHANCEMENT: 2029THE OPERATING SYSTEMAn open source, education focused OS based on Linux, LinED was used around the world and developed continuously by legions of users.  You couldn't access the school internet without installing LinED.  Students installed it as a second OS on their computers and many ended up using…

Saving Us From Ourselves

When I see the vast majority of digital natives (something I've raged against previously) attempt to make constructive use of a computer in class, they are constantly sideswiped by how little they know.  Watching my students struggle with their own urge to pointlessness in a blended learning career studies pilot last year…