The Story of the WA Mash



Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The use of social media – from blogging to online
       social networking to creation of all kinds of digital
       mate...
Some 93% of teens use the internet, and more of
       them than ever are treating it as a venue
       for social interac...
So how do we educate our students for success in
                                         the Web 2.0 world?

Wednesday, J...
Old School Creative Writing

       • Genre based instruction
       • Anthology of work as primary
         text/resource...
And then......




Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
What do you want to communicate?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Who are you
     communicating that
       message to?



Wednesday, July 1, 2009
How best do we communicate that
                                 message?
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Can we harness the power of social media to provide students
                with a vehicle for exploring and creating ori...
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
What is the basis for thinking about the New Humanities?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Why should schools rethink they way they teach traditional
                                                 humanities sub...
MIT TechTV New Media Literacies
                           http://techtv.mit.edu/collections/newmedialiteracies




Wednes...
multitasking
           play
                                  transmedia navigation
                                     ...
“Content Creators are online teens who have
       created or worked on a blog or webpage, shared
       original creative...
The questions asked respondents if they create
           or work on a blog; create or work on a personal
           webpa...
Content Creation




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WHAT IS THE WA MASH?
       The Worcester Academy Mashup
       http://wamash.com




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Our Primary Publishing Tools

                                   wamash.com

                                    MashTube
...
The Birth of The WA Mash
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
WA Mash Visits from 9/2008 to 5/2009




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Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Our Process Was Organic

        • Sir Ken Robinson “Are Schools
          Killing Creativity?”


        • KSU “Vision of...
Three Words to the World




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YouTube Hits Since September 2008




                          1518


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Video Essay on “Poverty”




Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
“On education, we will expand exchange
       programs, and increase scholarships, like the one
       that brought my fat...
edsocialmedia.com      antonioviva.com

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  1. 1. The Story of the WA Mash Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  2. 2. Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  3. 3. The use of social media – from blogging to online social networking to creation of all kinds of digital material – is central to many teenagers’ lives. Source: PEW INTERNET & AMERICAN LIFE PROJECT “Teens and Social Media” December 19, 2007 Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  4. 4. Some 93% of teens use the internet, and more of them than ever are treating it as a venue for social interaction – a place where they can share creations, tell stories, and interact with others. Source: PEW INTERNET & AMERICAN LIFE PROJECT “Teens and Social Media” December 19, 2007 Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  5. 5. So how do we educate our students for success in the Web 2.0 world? Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  6. 6. Old School Creative Writing • Genre based instruction • Anthology of work as primary text/resource • Student work not published • Blogging/Journaling • Assessments were traditional, rubric based • Mostly fiction, poetry etc. • Workshop style with peer edit, peer review process • In depth study of literary elements and terms as vehicle for creation Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  7. 7. And then...... Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  8. 8. Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  9. 9. What do you want to communicate? Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  10. 10. Who are you communicating that message to? Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  11. 11. How best do we communicate that message? Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  12. 12. Can we harness the power of social media to provide students with a vehicle for exploring and creating original content? Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  13. 13. Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  14. 14. What is the basis for thinking about the New Humanities? Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  15. 15. Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  16. 16. Why should schools rethink they way they teach traditional humanities subjects? Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  17. 17. MIT TechTV New Media Literacies http://techtv.mit.edu/collections/newmedialiteracies Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  18. 18. multitasking play transmedia navigation visualization judgement performance collective intelligence negotiation appropriation simulation distributed cognition Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  19. 19. “Content Creators are online teens who have created or worked on a blog or webpage, shared original creative content, or remixed content they found online into a new creation.” Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  20. 20. The questions asked respondents if they create or work on a blog; create or work on a personal webpage; create or work on a webpage for school, a friend, or an organization; share original content such as artwork, photos, stories, or videos online; or remix content found online into a new creation. Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  21. 21. Content Creation Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  22. 22. WHAT IS THE WA MASH? The Worcester Academy Mashup http://wamash.com Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  23. 23. Our Primary Publishing Tools wamash.com MashTube MashPics MicroMash FacebookMash Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  24. 24. The Birth of The WA Mash Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  25. 25. WA Mash Visits from 9/2008 to 5/2009 Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  26. 26. Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  27. 27. Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  28. 28. Our Process Was Organic • Sir Ken Robinson “Are Schools Killing Creativity?” • KSU “Vision of Student Today” • Modeled after Salon.com and Slate.com, Huffington Post • We did not stick to any specific game plan or prescribed syllabus • Did not use a traditional text book Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  29. 29. Three Words to the World Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  30. 30. YouTube Hits Since September 2008 1518 Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  31. 31. Video Essay on “Poverty” Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  32. 32. Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  33. 33. “On education, we will expand exchange programs, and increase scholarships, like the one that brought my father to America, while encouraging more Americans to study in Muslim communities. And we will match promising Muslim students with internships in America; invest in on- line learning for teachers and children around the world; and create a new online network, so a teenager in Kansas can communicate instantly with a teenager in Cairo.” President Barack Obama, June 4, 2009 Cairo, Egypt Wednesday, July 1, 2009
  34. 34. edsocialmedia.com antonioviva.com Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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