Participatory Culture: This is how it works

23 10 2009

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SCROLL TO BOTTOM VIDEO TO PAUSE!!!!

Above: A screen shot of live class small group discussion, Full Sail University, 10/21/09.  Attendees video conference while in their respective homes in Florida, New York, Tennessee, Costa Rica, and Colorado.

Thanks for a great class this month Joe Bustillos!  With my blog starting to become a part of my day-to-day life… the networks are still increasing.  My level of participation through uploads and shared links with the web family, continue to open new possibilities.  From one teacher to another, the ripple effect sends waves across oceans even seas you never travel yourself…

My first video and my first video response.  It’s fun taking risks… and now our discussion goes down in the books…Thanks for participating in the discussion.  I love your take on the BLING-BLING CHA -CHING-CHING of copyright law…  funny because it’s true, sad all the same.  Maybe I’m the old man sitting around the camp fire trying to hold on to some ounce of our folklore.  You can call me old fashion if you will.  If users can’t own this material, the government has a responsibility to preserve, protect, and defend it for the general public then.  Common good prevails.  For those who didn’t get a chance to experience Prof’s video response, here you go.

The original discussion comes in the first two shots, then you see my Professor, Joe Bustillo’s response to my comments…

My response …

Finally, Profe Joe’s response …

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Sources:
* Eyes on the Fair Use of the Prize directed and produced by Jacob Caggiano/Center for Social Media, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r0pM1hJGU8 retrieved on 10/22/2009

* Save the Prize by Seann Goodman/OnOttButton, article at https://seanngoodman.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/save-the-prize/, video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8fvmpRtDb0 retrieved on 10/22/2009.

* Save the Prize – Cha-Ching Version by Joe Bustillos,article at  http://www.viddler.com/explore/joebeebee/videos/17/ retrieved on 10/22/2009.
*”Lumbering through life.” Joe Bustillos.  2009. Retrieved on 10/22/2009.   http://joebustillos.com/2009/10/22/save-the-prize-cha-ching-version/
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Give the kid your cellphone number!

22 10 2009

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Most people would consider giving students your cell phone number an easy open door for students to enter and mess with your private life.  Why would any teacher in their right mind encourage phone calls from their students?  Isn’t it a little idealist to think that teenagers won’t abuse your privacy?

These questions certainly raise a lot of fear for many.  Those unfamiliar with the practice of increased connectivity see their lives as over whelmed already.  No wonder then that those teachers complain about their contract hours for work and pay, feel no obligation to reach students outside of the normal contract hours.  One teacher recently said, “that’s nice to give up your family and home time to your students, but what’s next, charging for contact time outside of the normal office hours like lawyers do?”

These same fears are what limit the capacity of education to move at the speed of 21st Century professionals in the free market.  Most teachers in fact don’t feel connected what so ever to the free market and this may truthfully be the key.  Teachers are very concerned these days about test scores and a Darwinian way of educating.  This could be seen as market driven but the reality is that this lessens motivation, engagement, and relationships.  In order for education to move into a new paradigm and in order to prepare our students for the work place demand of jobs yet to be created, teachers themselves need to think like those who work in the market.

In the 1990’s increased productivity brought the stock market to new highs.  Whatever, whenever, wherever technologies allowed huge growth to translate into huge profits.  Multitasking and collaborative efforts lead to more transmission of content knowledge and on wider spread platforms.  Increased connectivity leads to better students, with deeper knowledge, and problem solvers ready at all times for any challenge.  President Obama even announced that teaching contact days should be increased and a move to year round schools would benefit students’ nation wide.  This is increased connectivity.  Teachers must learn from this.

Plans to spur learning are already under way.  Across the nation pioneers still exist.  Many of these pioneers are being armed with the latest tools of human gadgetry are displaying these ideas not in the boardroom but in the classroom.  These teachers are realizing the potential of increased literacy based around a new ideal of literacy where media is seen as a guide to open up the ears, eyes, and souls of students.  The written word is considered as valuable as ever.  More important than test scores, students and teachers are working together to build relationships with a shared vision and understanding.  Compassion and open communication are allowing for a new understanding of a Global community based around democracy and user filtered content.  For those teachers willing to think like a businessman, there is a whole world of wealth and knowledge being explored.  When teachers allow students to call them or instant message them about a homework problem, contact time increases, student productivity is ensured, and relationships are fastened.





Wake Up Call Part 2; no more snooze buttons!

19 10 2009

In the second of what will be an ongoing investigation into the safety of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and cell phone use, this second part is some hard evidence used by researchers to show the effects of cell phone EMFs on the blood.  Notice that the blood cells are completely free of added cell phone EMFs for a 24-hour period.  In this six-minute film, the experiment is shot in time lapse over a 30-minute period.  Notice the progression of blood cells under the influence of cell phones moves from a healthy states to a weaker more degenerative state.  This means that blood cells slow down, become erratic, and die quicker.  The health impacts lead to a number of other related symptoms, from fatigue, headaches, damaged DNA, and tumors or cancer.  The verdict is still out on the future of cell phones in regards to the health risks they cause.  This video shows some pretty alarming evidence that there is some impact being felt by the body’s systems.   Part 3 of this series will discuss possible remedies that don’t include putting your cell phone in a casket.  Please leave a comment about this story.  What do you think?  Are EMFs something to be worried about?  Why doesn’t the government issue a warning?

Annotated remarks regarding this film:

live blood analysis using a mobile phone for 30 minuts.
Blood samples taken at 5, 17 and 29 minutes interval.
Use nonstop mobile phone to the head for 29 minutes.

The test person didnot use a mobile phone for 24hr before the start of this test.

You can see in this movie:

0:03
First blood tests before using the mobile phone.
The test person started to call with the mobile phone.

0:13
Second blood test after 6 minutes using the mobile phone.
Continuously using the mobile phone

0:50
Then third blood test taken after 17 minutes using the mobile phone.
Continuing using the mobile phone

4:33
And the last test after using the mobile phone for 29 minutes.

The original video was taken in 1 piece uninterupted for 34 minutes .
The video you see here are the clips when the camera turned to the blood test images on the microscope screen.

We used the HC-4000 live microscope.
This test can be repeated and replicated with the same results.
After 17 minutes the blood can be compared with someone with severe flu. Fever.

Here a explanation wat is going on at cell level.
http://hetprobleem.ontheweb.nl

Physicians with knowlegde about blood are free to tell what did they see in this video or contact me to give me an explanation.
http://www.tellme.ontheweb.nl

note:
A lot of Physicians do know what is happening here.
But they are afraid to be “executed” because of the financial power of the telecom industry.
We guarantee them anonymity after giving their information.

They can buy WHO and ICNIRP, but us victims are not for sale!
See this video for a detailed explanation.
http://tinyurl.com/pulsedwaves

This effects are not new. See this repport: http://www.buergerwelle.de/pdf/geldro…

Now the limits are made: http://www1.nrk.no/nett-tv/klipp/428197

Category:  Science & Technology





Save the Prize

16 10 2009




Wake Up Call!

14 10 2009

With all this talk of Web 2.0 tools, cellphones, and innovative teaching through increased technology, what connections can we draw to the health attributes of increased Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMFs)?  Just went out and bought the latest iPhone?  Looking to stay in touch with the kids with a network family mobile cell plan?  Attempting to bring cellphones in the classroom as a learning tool?  Before you jump to any rash conclusions, think about the biological impacts that EMFs are already playing in our world.  Although there are a lot of folks who still think the jury is still out on this topic, there are many who think cellphones and EMFs are increasing brain tumors and cancers world wide.

With all this information out there, what do you think?  Are we headed towards a new national health care crisis?  Are the effects of EMFs real?  Are we just waiting in purgatory for the final judgment?  Or is this whole thing just the latest scare designed to get us to go back to nature, give up our technologies?  Or even more, is this a ploy to get us to buy new devices to eliminate or filter a possible but not certain threat of cancer?  Should teachers be requiring young kids to use cellphones in class knowing about EMFs?  Should parents give their students cell phones knowing about EMFs?

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Cooperative Learning Structures & Google Docs

11 10 2009

Cooperative Learning Structures:

First developed in the late 1980’s by Spencer Kagan, Cooperative Learning Structures were designed to go beyond the typical group work to provide more structure and support of group development and content mastery.  The organization structure allows for increased holistic teaching.  The focus allows students to master individualized cognitive skills, team building, and student centered communication.  Increased levels of expertise, creativity, and concept development are attained through a specific task designed approach to group work (Kagan, 1989).

Cooperative Leraning Structure in Seann Goodman’s Classroom:

Peer Editing with Google Docs:

The group will need to elect one (1) Web Master.  This person is responsible for group communication and organization.  This person will also take an editing responsibility.  4 members per group, each with a self chosen role.

EDITING ROLES:

1)   The Historian:  focus on research, details, evidence, dates, quotes, and citations.

2)   The Mechanic:  focus on writing mechanics, grammar, punctuation.

3)   The Spelling Guru: focus on spelling, word usage, no excuse words.

4)   The Organizer:  focus on paper organization, intros, conclusions, transitions.

Example of this structure on a Google Doc.  Each color represents a different role:

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Kagan, Spencer.  (1989-1990, December-January).   “The Structural Approach to Cooperative Learning.”  Educational Leadership, v47 n4     p12-15.





Katie Bridging the Tech Divide; Engage Me!

11 10 2009

The following come to you from Katie Krueger-Hirt, Masters student at Full Sail University.  This brings out an interesting question of who is leading the way in this new media driven culture.  See my comments below:

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