Comments on Carly Pugh's Blog Post #12:
Can I please be as honest as Carly starts out her blog? I started this blog assignment late and with dread. I kind of felt tired. I told myself, "I'm sick to death of thinking about how I "feel" about things and having to write about it. Then I read Carly's blog. Her thoughts came from the purest,freshest heart. It was creation in its finest example. I'm sure this blog post made Dr. Strange glad that he is 70-something and still flinging his philosophies out there.
I know that as educators we become tired. But let us rest, take a deep breath and keep going. (Just like I did about this blog.) And when we need some encouragement, we can go to Carly's play list where multi-media picks us up again and inspires us to keep changing the world one talent at a time. Thanks for sharing, Carly.
Comments on Richard Miller's Video This Is How We Dream Parts 1 and 2: Richard Miller showed us how communication is changing into visual composition--composing with the web itself. In these videos Miller shows us what teaching visual literacy might look like. He says that information belongs to us as a culture, not to us individually. Miller's dream is imagining what technology makes possible. His dream is to embrace what we already know and to allow ideas for multi-media to push into our culture.
In the final video Learn to Change, Change to Learn one of the speakers expressed what today's new literacy looks like. Our students must learn how to:
-collaborate with it
-and problem solve.
The question for us as educators is,"What does our role in teaching new literacy look like?" And then, at the persuasion of Daniel Pink, we might ask, "How are we doing with that today?
...And MY response to what I'm dreaming about...
My personal responses have yet to be imagined. I know I enjoy "changing to learn"
however daunting the task. Last year I helped a middle school elective class write a traditional class newspaper. (All the while, I knew how newsprint is currently changing from what the world has always known it to be.) After a few short weeks of immersion in learning technology in EDM310, I woke up one morning with the ideas of transforming that "newspaper" into being something technological. Why not blog, create radio podcasts and interactive surveys. The video that I want to make is next year when I can say, "I DID it! Let me show you some of my success, so you can do it too."