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Watch | Everything Is a Remix


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Watch | Everything Is a Remix.

This is a great set of videos for all sorts of uses within any classroom…..and simply to keep oneself informed.

If there is any question about the educational power of video, these well-produced works should put an end to them.

For anyone overzealous about copyright, about using copied work for teaching, about motivating students to copy great works in the course of perfecting their craft, the information contained in these samples should suffice to provide a different perspective.

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movie scripts: drew’s meat and potatoes


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movie scripts: drew’s meat and potatoes.

Great resource for finding film scripts. Digital Cinema students are encouraged to browse, download and read scripts of familiar films in order to view what’s behind the curtain before a film is even accepted into production. This is the beginning.

 

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Salman Khan: Lets use video to reinvent education | Video on TED.com


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Salman Khan: Lets use video to reinvent education | Video on TED.com.

Though this is an old recording (can’t believe 1yr is now considered to be dated), it says a lot about the power of video for education.

For some time now I’ve been teaching digital moviemaking to middle and high school kids. They love it because it is a language they are familiar with. I love it because I teach less and guide and encourage more, and I get great buy-in from usually “slow” learners. I get to interact more with learners who otherwise fall behind in a traditional classroom. I love it.

I am slowly finding more and more resources to bring more depth to my argument for utilizing video in the classroom. As I find more, I will share.

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Are schools interfering with children’s education


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I just watched this video made by a recent university dropout that makes some very good points about the current reality in education; that it is sorely lagging behind the fast-paced changing world our digital natives are born into.

An Open Letter to Educators

Earlier today I also enjoyed a conversation with an outside consultant in which he confided to me that even though he is into selling high-tech stuff to schools, when it comes to finding a school for his 19-month old son he is looking at the values of the school before anything else. He feels too many schools now-a-days promote a big campus, tech-equipped classrooms, multimedia library centers, and ample playing fields before the offer the core values that drive their educational philosophy. I feel fortunate that I am currently at a school where technology, a shiny campus and large playing fields are not at the core of what we do. I strongly believe we have one of the best Elementary School leaders there is. These, after all, are the most important years for soon-to-be leaders of the world. Our Middle and High School students are teenagers who enjoy a rather free environment where there are in charge of their own time, and though there is discipline, they are allowed to make mistakes and given the opportunity to learn from them.