ge this group to try to engage youth, and adults, in visualizing the strategies that need to be put in place, and sustained, in order for every child entering first grade today to be graduating from high school in 12 years and be working in a 21st century job in 20 years.
Instead of thinking about learning, think about how a building is first shown as a drawing, then a set of blueprints. Large buildings might have thousands of pages of blueprints. However they all start with the foundation and then work page by page to the top. On each page drawings show how people should work together to accomplish what is described on that page. If someone does not do their job, or if someone is not paid so they can't do their job, the building project either can't go to the next stage, or may crumble in the future because of poor construction.
Here's an example that I created that illustrates a sequence of supports starting in elementary school and moving to jobs. Some could argue that I need a pre-school, or even a pre-natal section. I would not disagree. If the talent and creativity of kids all over the country were unleashed, maybe they could build, and share, blueprints that the adult world would follow in building strategies that help all kids move more successfully to their adult lives and responsibilities.
Since so many education technology people are part of Classroom, why not encourage such a project?…
Good luck and have fun. Let me know if you like any of the suggested videos. There are more in my favorites.
Chat Log (open in word processor): http://audio.edtechlive.com/foe/frontlinedigitalnation.rtf
Date: Wednesday, June 17th, 2009
Time: 8am Pacific / 11am Eastern / 3pm GMT (next day) (international times here)
Length: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tinyurl.com/futureofed.
Join us as we talk with producer/director Rachel Dretzin about PBS FRONTINE’s “Digital Nation” project, and specifically what the educational community can do to be a part of it.
“Digital Nation” is a multiplatform documentary initiative that explores how the Web and digital media are impacting the way we think, learn and interact. The project will unfold through a series of online video reports and user-submitted stories that will springboard into a documentary to air winter 2010. Topics will include education and technology, human development, online privacy, virtual worlds and online games, technology in the military, digital media in the workplace and more.
Central to the “Digital Nation” is a mosaic of user-generated videos, audio, photos, comments and posts that contribute to “Digital Nation” reports. As part of their chapter on educational technology, “Education in the Digital Age,” FRONTLINE and the “Digital Nation” team are asking educators to collaborate on this unfolding chapter on education by submitting stories and comments on how technology impacts their classrooms, their work and their lives.
An award-winning journalist, Rachel has been producing documentaries for FRONTLINE since the mid-1990s. She and her husband, filmmaker Barak Goodman, are joint partners in Ark Media, a documentary production company based in Brooklyn, New York. Together, they have produced and directed numerous documentaries for FRONTLINE, including: The Lost Children of Rockdale County (1999) winner of the George Foster Peabody Award; the three-part series Failure to Protect (2003), winner of the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton as well as the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award Grand Prize; Merchants of Cool (2001); The Persuaders (2004); and A Hidden Life (2006). Independently, Rachel's films for FRONTLINE include Hillary's Class (1994); Betting on the Market (1997); The High Price of Health (1998); The Search for Satan (1995) and Growing Up Online (2008). She has also produced for WNET New York, NPR's All Things Considered, MSNBC's Edgewise and most recently, a short film for The New York Times Magazine on the Web. She and Goodman have three children, ages 11, 8 and 6.
Link: Digital Nation Project Website
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