Yesterday at a staff development session for teachers I asked the following question both within the room and via Twitter, ‘Describe the Future of ICTs in Education… in one word’
I received several answers in the room and within 10-minutes had 16 from Twitter, which I think impressed the participants! (“Now I get Twitter!”) All these answers are combined with the ones from my presentation slides in this Wordle.
Anything you’d like to add? It was a very interesting exercise both in terms of how well it worked as a twitter demonstration but also in terms of the answers.
My presentation was followed by a very interesting one by Gordon Rimmer from the education arm of Microsoft. I may say more about this later but for now a video that took me by suprise as one of the teachers in it is a school friend! So absolutely must be embedded below! And also gives me a great excuse to share the Microsoft Surface parody video too!
I’ve been meaning to create my first YouTube video for a while now. I haven’t done it yet but the latest fascinating (& humorous) video from Michael Wesch reminds me I must get on with this!
His full blog post: An anthropological introduction to YouTube includes a timeline so it’s easy to jump in where you like but it has interesting stuff and funny clips throughout so grab a coffee, sit-back and enjoy.
When I finally get around to creating one myself I’ll be using a new gadget we’ve just bought. Now I’m not a gadget kinda-guy but I really like the simplicity of our new flip
Michael Wesch is a Cultural Anthropologist who explores the “impacts of new media on human interaction”. He’s probably best-known for his Web2.0 in 5-mins YouTube video: The Machine is Us/ing Us It has been viewed around 6-million times and has received 20-thousand user ratings and 7000 comments… If you’ve not seen it or any of his other short videos then take a look on YouTube.
Last month he gave the following talk entitled A Portal to Media Literacy at a University of Manitoba conference.
It’s just over an hour and well worth finding time to watch the whole thing. Alternatively, below’s a rough breakdown of what he covers so you can dip in: Read more…
Update!: Ooops – annotations don’t appear in the embedded version below so you need to watch it on YouTube
See more on this in relation to education over on EdTechie. Keep going to the comments and you’ll see where I found the Wedding singers.