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New media and new literacy pt1 of 3 New media and new literacy pt1 of 3 Presentation Transcript

  • THE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2010 Wednesday, July 7, 2010 The Harvard Inn, Cambridge, MA By John Wilpers (johnwilpers@gmail.com)
  • THE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2010 OMG! Wednesday, July 7, 2010 The Harvard Inn, Cambridge, MA By John Wilpers (johnwilpers@gmail.com)
  • THE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2010 OMG! THE BARBARIANS ARE AT THE GATE! Wednesday, July 7, 2010 The Harvard Inn, Cambridge, MA By John Wilpers (johnwilpers@gmail.com)
  • THE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2010 OMG! THE BARBARIANS ARE AT THE GATE! Wednesday, July 7, 2010 The Harvard Inn, Cambridge, MA By John Wilpers (johnwilpers@gmail.com)
  • THE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2010 OMG! THE BARBARIANS ARE AT THE GATE! . . . . OH, WAIT, IT MIGHT BE THE MESSIAH Wednesday, July 7, 2010 The Harvard Inn, Cambridge, MA By John Wilpers (johnwilpers@gmail.com)
  • We are going to talk about the continuing revolution in literacy and media . . . and what new/digital media means for society and especially for you (teachers, students, schools)
  • Before we tackle how one Egyptian diety created written language . . .
  • Before we tackle how one Egyptian diety created written language . . . . . . and how that led to literacy and ultimately to Instant Messaging and Twitter and what looks like the end of the literate world as we know it . . .
  • Before we tackle how one Egyptian diety created written language . . . . . . and how that led to literacy and ultimately to Instant Messaging and Twitter and what looks like the end of the literate world as we know it . . . . . . let me establish my bona fides
  • Three decades in media:
  • Three decades in media:
  • Three decades in media: 18 jobs in 38 years including:
  • Three decades in media: 18 jobs in 38 years including: Editor of an international newspaper group;
  • Three decades in media: 18 jobs in 38 years including: Editor of an international newspaper group; Editorial writer at the Boston Globe;
  • Three decades in media: 18 jobs in 38 years including: Editor of an international newspaper group; Editorial writer at the Boston Globe; Creator of AOL’s Digital City in Boston, other cities
  • Three decades in media: 18 jobs in 38 years including: Editor of an international newspaper group; Editorial writer at the Boston Globe; Creator of AOL’s Digital City in Boston, other cities Launched my own new media consulting company
  • Three decades in media: 18 jobs in 38 years including: Editor of an international newspaper group; Editorial writer at the Boston Globe; Creator of AOL’s Digital City in Boston, other cities Launched my own new media consulting company Launched more free dailies than any U.S. editor;
  • Three decades in media: 18 jobs in 38 years including: Editor of an international newspaper group; Editorial writer at the Boston Globe; Creator of AOL’s Digital City in Boston, other cities Launched my own new media consulting company Launched more free dailies than any U.S. editor; Plus, I hold a teaching degree!
  • More importantly, I also have almost two decades of experience in “professional” theater
  • More importantly, I also have almost two decades of experience in “professional” theater
  • More importantly, I also have almost two decades of experience in “professional” theater I’ve played “Mother Ginger” (the big gal) in The Nutcracker in Boston for 15 years.
  • OK, back to that blasted Egyptian diety
  • OK, back to that blasted Egyptian diety
  • His name is Thoth, and it’s all his fault . . .
  • According to the Egyptians and Greeks, the god Thoth created hieroglyphics
  • Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . .
  • Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
  • Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
  • Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
  • Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
  • Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
  • Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
  • Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
  • Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
  • Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
  • Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
  • Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
  • Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
  • From tablet . . . to tablet
  • From tablet . . . to tablet
  • From tablet . . . to tablet
  • From tablet . . . to tablet
  • Every new development along the way was met with critics who decried the latest “advance” as the end of the world as they knew it
  • Every new development along the way was met with critics who decried the latest “advance” as the end of the world as they knew it What if critics got their wishes and the literacy revolutions never happened?
  • What if Charles Babbage never invented the first computer
  • What if Filo Farnsworth never invented the first television?
  • What if Guglielmo Marconi never invented the first radio?
  • What if Johannes Gutenberg never invented the first printing press?
  • Finally, what if the Egyptians never invented papyrus and Thoth never created hieroglyphics?
  • We’d still be using tablets . . .
  • We’d still be using tablets . . .
  • We’d still be using tablets . . . . . . just not iPad tablets
  • We’d still be using tablets . . . . . . just not iPad tablets
  • Just for fun, I tried recreating Carolyn’s Leadership Summit “Reading List” on a tablet
  • Just for fun, I tried recreating Carolyn’s Leadership Summit “Reading List” on a tablet A real one
  • Just for fun, I tried recreating Carolyn’s Leadership Summit “Reading List” on a tablet A real one Here it is
  • Just for fun, I tried recreating Carolyn’s Leadership Summit “Reading List” on a tablet A real one Here it is And here it is as a new media document
  • Recommended Reading/Viewing for Leadership Summit 2010 We came across much of this in the process of preparing The Summit, particularly the new-media session. Some is fun. Some is serious. All is thought provoking. Try to review most of this before July 6. Enjoy and please feel free to add to our list! Why not start a discussion “Forum” of favorite books, YouTubes, blogs Twitters, etc. on our Ning site? General • TED TALKS: Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeLZCy-_m3s • Dan Pink: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reportsitem.aspx?id=102395 • A white paper/manifesto community – readers approve proposals (on a mission to spread important ideas and change minds) http://changethis.com/page/show/frequently_asked_questions New Media Trends & Implications • YouTube: Search for Flutter: The New Twitter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeLZCy-_m3s • Feeling the Heat: The Brain Holds Clues http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reportsitem.aspx?id=102395 • Our ‘Deep Reading’ Brain: Its Digital Evolution Poses Questions http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reportsitem.aspx?id=102396 • Fortune Magazine ((Feb 11, 2010): The Future of Reading, by Josh Quittner http://money.cnn.com/2010/02/09/technology/tablet_ebooks_media.fortune/ • Epicenter Study: Rumors of Written-Word Death Greatly Exaggerated http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/12/reading-expands-study/ • Roll-Up Computers and Their Kin http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/27/weekinreview/27bilton.html?_r=2 New Media & Education • National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) & Universal Design for Learning (UDL) http://aim.cast.org/learn/practice/future/2020learning (Also see IDA Perspectives, Vol 36, No.1, “2020 Learning Landscape: A Retrospective on Dyslexia”) • 140 Characters Conference (April 20-21, 2010) Social Media & Education: (Jeffpulver.com; nyc140conf.com) You may not have time for all these, but they’re worth dropping into and sampling to get an idea of h some ow educators are using and thinking about Twitter. How much value? You be the judge. 1. Social Media & Education: Principal at a school in Philly that focuses on new media http://www.ippio.com/view_video.php?viewkey=1aecd658a6cd39eb2362 2. Real-Time Communication & Education: Panel http://www.ippio.com/view_video.php?viewkey=f1ce381cf1f9184a807a 3. Real-Time web & Education #2 http://www.ippio.com/view_video.php?viewkey=076c0ed5e054e2c3ed94 Kyle B. Pace: Teaching K-12 teachers about technology infusion (@kylepace) Steven W. Anderson: Technology educator, blogger, co-creator of #edchat (@web20classroom) Eric Sheniger: Principal of New Milford HS (NJ) (@NMHS_Principal) Tom Whitby: Professor of English in Secondary Education (@tomwhitby) 4. The Twitter Kids of Tanzania http://www.ippio.com/view_video.php?viewkey=098c3bdd707c30a687d7 th 5.twitter and Animal Farm (and some 8 graders) http://www.ippio.com/view_video.php?viewkey=88d976ebce9d8fb3db81 George Haines, Technology Teacher, St. Philips and James School (@online73) • World!s free virtual school – video university http://www.khanacademy.org/ Books • Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies (Forrester) http://www.forrester.com/Groundswell/index.html • Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs (Hubspot) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470499311?ie=UTF8&tag=getfound-book- 20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0470499311 Cowen: Updated 7/2
  • Enough
  • Enough I know I don’t have to convince you that progress in general is a good thing.
  • The real question is:
  • The real question is: Is new media a good thing?
  • NO!
  • NO! Just kidding
  • The new digital media could be the most powerful tool ever created to expand literacy
  • But new media could also be the greatest threat to the intellect that created it
  • But new media could also be the greatest threat to the intellect that created it EDWARD TENNER, 2006
  • Like any new tool, new media’s success or failure — its role as threat or benefit to literacy —  will be determined by how it’s used
  • Let’s look at another new “tool” as an example
  • How about the internal combustion engine?
  • How about the internal combustion engine?
  • How about the internal combustion engine?
  • How about the internal combustion engine?
  • How about the internal combustion engine?
  • How about the internal combustion engine?
  • How about the internal combustion engine? Transforming tool or instrument of death?
  • How about the internal combustion engine? Transforming tool or instrument of death? We don’t reject the car; we try to use it wisely
  • To give the new media critics their due, digital media is awash in bad stuff, offensive stuff, dangerous stuff
  • To give the new media critics their due, digital media is awash in bad stuff, offensive stuff, dangerous stuff Short stuff, mindless nuggets, a reading wasteland