Quote: “In a world where images, text, and meaning can be manipulated for nearl any purpose, an awareness of the play of context and the ability to reshape it become incredibly important parts of decision making.” p.96
Question: How do we reshape the thinking of our students? Too often they want to simply find the answer and call it a day disregarding the fact that traditional institutional warrants of accuracy and truth no longer apply.
Connection: The 21st century is, in the words of my college professor Ibrahim Al-Marashi, “the age of the easy edit”.
Epiphany: Students today, need to learn how to differentiate between fact and fiction.
Quote: “Through participation in social network sites such as MySpace, Facebook and bebo as well as instant and text messaging, young people are constructing new social norms and forms of media literacy in networked public culture that reflect the enhanced role of media in their lives.” p101
Question: How do we incorporate these ideas into our high school classrooms where maturity levels are still developing?
Connection: Our students are using social media and technology on a daily basis, the idea is for us as educators to connect our lessons with students through the use of this technology.
Epiphany: We are currently hanging out, messing around and geeking out in our csusm edss 530 class.
Quotes: “That moment of fusion between unlimited resources and a bounded environment creates a space that does not simply allow for imagination, it requires it.” pg. 118
Question: How can I inspire my students to desire imagination, the one who resist because they come from a place where it has not been encouraged, to care about experimentation, play, and questions?
Connection: The idea is that the resources available to us as educators can bridge the gap between engagement and disengagement.
Epiphany: Where imaginations play, learning happens.