In honor of Jim Groom, who did some astonishing work at Baylor over the last few days, I’m going to try to pick up the pace a bit….
Two weeks ago I was a respondent and workgroup facilitator for the 2010 Campus Technology Executive Summit in Boston, Mass. In my respondent role, I did a very short presentation speaking to the subject Susan Metros of USC was addressing. My presentation was titled “Digital Citizenship,” a phrase that I did not invent but which I’ve been working with, and on, for the last few months. I’m trying to get to the next steps after digital fluency, the steps that might finally inform an entire curriculum. I started with a little album of YouTube videos illustrating the varieties of instruction on this website:
I picked these because they were all different, and all rigorous in their own ways. All posed vigorous challenges to our typical school practices of teaching, writing, and learning. Here are the slides that I used after the video to try to tease apart some of the suggestive layers within each example, layers that led in turn to my larger points.
A work in progress.