Digital Ethnography, a Vision of Students Today
This blog is maintained by a Kansas State University working group led by Dr. Michael Wesch dedicated to exploring and extending the possibilities of digital ethnography.
In 2007 Dr. Michael Wesch and a group of students of Kansas State University published two videos. They introduce themselves as: “a Kansas State University working group led by Dr. Michael Wesch dedicated to exploring and extending the possibilities of digital ethnography.” The video “A Vision of Students Today” gives a look into what students are really using technology for… where students are really spending their time: http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119Related:
- Showcase / Mediated Culture, http://mediatedcultures.net/mediatedculture.htm
- video of 2007, summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. The video was created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o&feature=player_embedded
The guide includes advice on how to manage teaching and learning film in early years settings, classrooms and across the school, a model for learning progression, and an extensive list of further resources and resource providers.
Karl Fisch is the Director of Technology for Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado.
Classroom Video Ltd specialises in the production and supply of educational DVDs to schools and Further Education colleges here in the UK and to International schools teaching the UK National Curriculum overseas. The majority of programmes come complete with teachers’ notes to help with lesson and homework planning, and a full programme summary. All programmes are available on DVD and are available on preview for assessment prior to purchasing.
Technology, Video Gaming, and the Future of Schools
"Literacy In Digital Technology Is The New Generation Gap"
K-12 schools often find themselves resisting the latest technologies in order to preserve their existing methods of teaching and learning. When students begin to use cell phones, iPods, instant messaging, social networking sites, or massively multiplayer gaming, schools often respond with bans and filters to restrict student use. But students don’t stop finding innovative uses for the new technologies--they just do it outside of school. As a result, teachers and school leaders keep the integrity of their instructional programs but continue to fall behind the technological learning curve, and find it more difficult to integrate new learning tools in their classrooms.
Teachers TV was the digital channel for everyone who works in schools. Its programmes covered every subject in the curriculum, all key stages and every professional role – from teaching assistant to headteacher. You could watch it on digital cable and satellite and programmes are also available anytime, on-demand and for free on this website. Sadly, along with many other well-known UK agencies active in the education and training sphere including Becta, Teachers TV has fallen foul of cutbacks in UK spending. From the end of March 2011 this terrific source of free education videos and resources aimed at the professional development of teachers has no longer been available.
Luckily its resources are now available on
- TES: http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/tes-connect-video-resources
as well as other repositories:
- Promethean Planet: http://www.prometheanplanet.com/en-gb/professional-development/best-prac...
- Teachers Media: http://www.teachersmedia.co.uk
- SchoolsWorld: http://www.schoolsworld.tv/videos
- Teachfind: http://www.media-and-learning.eu/resource/teachfind
Teaching Youth Media : A Critical Guide to Literacy, Video Production, and Social Change
This book explores the power of using media education to help urban teenagers develop their critical thinking and literacy skills. Drawing on his twenty years of experience working with inner-city youth at the acclaimed Educational Video Center (EVC) in New York City, Steven Goodman looks closely at both the problems and possibilities of this model of media education.
Responding to our national concern about adolescents, literacy, media, and violence,Teaching Youth Media:
* Describes the changes schools and after-school programs need to make in order to create a media education that empowers students to change their world.
* Explores the intersection of literacy and culture as youth learn to analyze information from a variety of sources, including television, newspapers, books, films, school, church, and lives outside of school.
* Features case studies of students and teachers engaged in making video documentaries at EVC and in an alternative high school.
* Illuminates the practical day-to-day challenges faced by professional developers and teachers working to change the way education is practiced in their classes and schools.
* Looks at the profound "disconnect" that results when teachers and curriculum fail to recognize the social and cultural contexts in which urban students live.
* Explores the critical thinking and technical video arts skills students develop as they learn to collaboratively conduct interviews, research, shoot, log, and edit their documentaries.
Video in the classroom
Video in the Classroom was founded in 2003 by Mathew Needleman to focus on video production in the elementary grades. The site was recently relaunched to showcase the work of elementary educators from across the country and provide additional how-to information, additional links, and a complete redesign.
Edutopia is the tangible embodiment of our vision. Through the Edutopia.org Web site, Edutopia magazine, and Edutopia video, we spread the word about ideal, interactive learning environments and enable others to adapt these successes locally. Edutopia.org contains a deep archive of continually updated best practices, from classroom tips to recommendations for districtwide change. Allied with a dedicated audience that actively contributes success stories from the field, our mission relies on input and participation from schools and communities.
Using Authentic Video in the Language classroom
Using film and video in the classroom is motivating and fun but can be daunting for the teacher. This book guides and supports teachers with plenty of practical suggestions for activities which can be used with drama, soap opera, comedy, sports programmes and documentaries. Many of the activities will lend themselves for use with DVD and webcasts.