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Update December 3/09: There has been much interest in this list so I have transferred this resource to a wiki. This post will remain, but I would be happy if others contributed to the wiki version found here. Thanks for your interest in media education. Over the past few years, I have been collecting interesting Internet videos that would be appropriate for lessons and presentations, or personal research, related to technological and media literacy. Here are 70+ videos organized into various sub-categories. Conversation Starters: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 21st Century Learning: 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 21st Century Schools – This is a video prepared by the Department of Children, Schools and Families in the United Kingdom. 17. 18. 19. 20. Copyright, Copyleft & Remix/Mashup Culture: 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. Influence of Media on Society: 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. History of Technology & Media: 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. Social Networks & Identity: 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

open thinking » Open/Networked Teaching Keynote at MoodleMoot I gave a keynote today at Canada’s MoodleMoot ’09 in Edmonton, Alberta. Below are the slides and a list of some key links. The talk was given to about 300 in-house delegates and about 80 online (via Elluminate). I will share the recording once/if I get access. Relevant links in order of appearance: - Wordle: Make “beautiful” word clouds. - Networked Teacher: Diagram via Flickr. - Twitter: Dominant microblogging tool. - EC&I 831: My open graduate course. - Open Doctrine: Alec’s own attack ad. - Network Sherpa: Diagram via Flickr. - Cathedral and the Bazaar: by Eric S. Update: The Elluminate recording is now available here.

7 of the Most Inspiring Videos on the Web Stuck in a cubicle all day? Hit a brick wall on that project? Not sure what to do next with your life? You need some inspiration, and you're in luck because the web is full of inspiring stories captured on video. Below is a list of 7 of the most of the inspiring videos on the web, embedded so you can watch them here. 1. William Kamkwamba was 14 when he built a windmill from scrap parts in order to provide enough electricity to power 4 lightbulbs and 2 radios in his home in his tiny village in Malawi. Kwakwamba's inspiring story teaches us to dream big. 2. Autistic basketball player Jason McElwain spent most of his high school career cheering his team on from the bench as team manager — until the final 4 minutes of his final game as a senior. McElwain, who never complained about being left off the roster, shows us that attitude is everything. 3. Lainé teaches that solutions are often right in front of your nose. 4. Mycoski's inspiring message is about the necessity of innovative thinking.

Myngle - The new way to learn languages EC&I 831 10 Youtube URL Tricks You Should Know About Though it has some competition, YouTube remains the premier video site on the web. With a staggering amount of videos uploaded every day, some people even make a living from the service. 10 Video Sites That Are Better Than YouTube 10 Video Sites That Are Better Than YouTube Here are 10 great alternatives to YouTube, although the "better than" is obviously open to debate... Read More No matter if you’re a casual YouTube user or go looking for the craziest channels you can find, there are all sorts of ways to tweak YouTube to make it just right for you. 1. Typically, when you copy a link to a YouTube video, it starts from the beginning. You can do this in a couple of ways. Can be shared 90 seconds in using this URL: If you don’t want to use the manual method, pause the video at the time you’d like to share it at, then right-click and choose Copy video URL at current time. 2. YouTube is a great place for listening to music, especially video game music. 3.

About ACOT2 ACOT 2 has identified six design principles for the 21st century high school: Understanding of 21st Century Skills and Outcomes Establishes as a baseline that educators, students and parents must be well versed in the 21st century skills that students need to acquire to be successful. Relevant and Applied Curriculum Offers an innovative vision of what the learning environment should become by applying what we know about how people learn and adapting the best pedagogy to meet the needs of this generation of learners. Informative Assessment Identifies the types and systems of assessments schools need to develop to fully capture the varied dimensions of 21st century learning as well as the independent role students need to take on in monitoring and adjusting their own learning. A Culture of Innovation and Creativity Acknowledges the fuel that drives today’s global economy and, in turn, its importance in both student learning and the school environment. Ubiquitous Access to Technology

Education for a digital generation Image: 'Franci plays maze' by Nico Cavallotto Demos, the UK thinktank 'for everyday democracy', released Their Space: Education for a digital generation, written by Hannah Green and Celia Hannon on January the 11th, and available as a free CC licensed download. For the edtechs amongst you it offers a good overview to the national policy level approach the UK is increasingly adopting. The increasing recognition and consensus that digital literacy is something that needs to be mainstreamed is obviously a welcome one. The brief glossary features more commercial services (ie Facebook) than it does tools (eg blogs) and some of the entries are debatable. Chapter two, Myths and misconceptions, is handy, and rehearses a few discussions that will be familiar to people working in education and trying to promote a positive view of young peoples use of technology. Chapter 5, The world has changed so why haven't we?

Not In Our Town - The Billings, Montana Story This critically acclaimed PBS special which sparked a national movement against hate and intolerance tells the uplifting story of how the residents of Billings, Montana, joined together when their neighbors were threatened by white supremacists. Townspeople of all races and religions swiftly moved into action. Religious and community leaders, labor union volunteers, law enforcement, the local newspapers and concerned individuals stood united and spoke loudly for a hate-free community, proclaiming in no uncertain terms "Not In Our Town!" About NIOT Not In Our Town (NIOT) is a national movement that encourages and connects people who are responding to hate and working to build more inclusive communities. Developed by The Working Group, Not In Our Town uses the power of media, grassroots events, educational outreach and online activities to help communities talk to and learn from each other. Click for airdates of Not In Our Town - Communities Uniting Against Hate

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3 Ways Educators Are Embracing Social Technology The modern American school faces rough challenges. Budget cuts have caused ballooning class sizes, many teachers struggle with poorly motivated students, and in many schools a war is being waged on distracting technologies. In response, innovative educators are embracing social media to fight back against the onslaught of problems. Technologies such as Twitter and Skype offer ideal solutions as inexpensive tools of team-based education. Skype and Language Learning Why force students to yawn over a textbook when a real-life native speaker is only a Skype call away? "I absolutely fell in love with this program," wrote one student. Perhaps the greatest benefit of using Skype is the radical increase in motivation. Mobile Phones While many schools around the country have declared all-out war on mobile devices, Wiregrass High School took a decidedly different approach, integrating cell phones into the entire educational experience. Twitter Conclusion More social media resources from Mashable: