DK/MediaSnackers' radar continues to unabashedly populate the thinking half of my brain. A non-stop sugar-rush of future ideas, tech-play, and kid/student-centric manifestos over on his team's 'report'. Daily. As in all the time.
DK tipped my eyes towards this UK-based "cyberbulling" video. Worth a
watch. Especially since 'this kid' is in 'your classroom' as we watch, wonder, feel.
Continue to be impressed by the level of digital storytelling that continues to re-frame our collective ability to tell a good story: advertisements, politics, basement YouTube uploads, classroom projects, you name it. Seems unparalleled in terms of the multi-media opportunities to to tug at cerebral and emotional strings simultaneously. Not enough to get all giddy that a cheap video camera can allow us to go 'global' today. Whatever. Been there, done that. What is impressive, however, is the opportunity we have to finally begin to return to 'epic storytelling' with a merger of intentional 'design' and 'editing' on the path to 'distribution' at the scale of 'one kid'. Not sure what I mean? In addition to the video above, head (back) over to dy/dan's use of a recent Radiohead video and you'll see what I mean.
Note to self:
Gotta carve out time this summer to wrestle with how to unleash my own 10th graders next school year, allowing them to be as nimble as storytellers (via any/all media outlets) as they are analyzers of literary landmarks. No reason why one of my own kids can't produce video content like what you'll see below. Tools and techniques are in their grasp. So is the compelling desire to say something that matters.
Posters and PowerPoints are 'cute', I suppose. But man, I'm just not satisfied with putting together yet another year of 'projects' that remain relegated to the construction paper inspired apple-bordered bulletin board. Time to up the ante. With abandon.