Monday, February 8, 2010

Feb 9-10, 2010


A13 - Becki Lyndsey Dan
A14 - Rob, Nathan, Isaya
A16 - Chris Burns & Chris Fredrickson & Jonathan Cullen /// Adam K. & Andrew W.
A18 - izzy,rebecca, Andrew - "Google Earth (tours)"

Important Ideas - 9

Summary of Digital Games and Learning

Creativity, Problem Solving, Copying and Remixing
  • what is needed to be creative?
  • is everyone creative?
  • why is creativity hard?
  • what is the difference between copying, remixing and stealing?

Jeff Han - TED talks - new interface

Literacy With ICT
  • at what level of the Cognitive Domain are we being creative? [Knows&Comprehends, Analyzes & Applies, Synthesizes and Evaluates]]
  • is it possible to be creative in the affective domain? [Responsibility & Ethics, Social Implications, Collaboration, Motivation & Confidence]
  • how can ICT assist in extending critical and creative thinking?
Fresh Brain - thanks Amanda
iPhone music - U of Michigan (thanks Steph)

Video/Mashups - the new essay?
    - samples from REC UNESCO projects

Completely Optional - Some free books in PDF format from MIT on Digital Natives

If I gave you the exam questions next week, would that make your life better or worse?

Thanks Amanda for this:
Steven Cameron, in his article, "Technology in the Creative Classroom", provides another point of view on creativity in Digital Natives. He points that creativity is an individual artistic quality that lies in those willing to take the time to pay close attention to detail. As a professor of creative technology classes, his trained eye can see a clear difference between those students who took the "short cut" in quickly cutting and pasting their projects together and those who actually spent time in manipulating their work into creative masterpieces.

While Cameron's skepticism of creativity may be of greater importance in his university classrooms, it is also a valid point for senior years teachers to keep in mind when seeking creativity from their students. Has the student quickly slapped together their 'creative' project, or is there something more, something fresh and original such as Palfrey and Gasser are alluding to, coming out of their digital work? This question is for the classroom teacher to decide when assessing their students' digital work.


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