In a recent blog post by Henry Jenkins, he brings together contributors to a new book called Teaching Tech Savvy Kids. It’s a great two part post and they cover a lot of ground.
They talk about the importance of play. Of collaboration. And of not providing ‘canned’ applications for educators. This supports part of what I learned from Storytelling X.0. That storytelling will become less about the story and more about providing a curated narrative space. This space can be IMing, a blog, a social network, etc. And THAT is what we’re all about.
I was also particularly interested in their take on remixing in the classroom, where copyright infringment is almost bound to occur.
Erin Reilly said: “Teachers can guide youth to better reflect on these new forms of creation and know the difference between plagiarism and appropriation — the ability to meaningfully sample and remix media content.” This last part is exactly what differentiates copyright infringement and art.
When courts are debating these very issues, it strikes me that we first need to be able to tell the difference. Kudos to these writers, researchers and educators for helping to educate me.
So check out the Blog
Then the Book
Then join in the discussion.