Sunday, September 07, 2008

Just started using Twitter. Have resisted in the past because it seemed to be a place where there was a whole lot of chat about what people had for lunch or similar inanities, but it seems I was not doing it justice. There seems to be a thriving educational community who are twittering. I've already picked ups some useful resources. I think maybe the short posts might suit me better. As you may have noticed I'm not a consistent blogger but Twitter seems a little easier so maybe I'll use it more, time will tell.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

I saw a video by Michael Wesch today which is worth a watch. He is the guy who put together The Machine is Us/ing Us. It is called 'A Portal to Media Literacy' and examines assumptions about information and how students get meaning from their education and how they can make meaningful connections.

The video is just over an hour long so you need to set aside some time to watch it. In the video he talks about a project he does with his students and there is also a video about that: 'Twitter and the World Simulation". This is only about 4 minutes long.