THE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2010




           Wednesday, July 7, 2010
       The Harvard Inn, Cambridge, MA
  By John Wilpers ...
THE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2010


              OMG!




           Wednesday, July 7, 2010
       The Harvard Inn, Cambridge, ...
THE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2010


       OMG!
THE BARBARIANS ARE
   AT THE GATE!




            Wednesday, July 7, 2010
      ...
THE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2010


       OMG!
THE BARBARIANS ARE
   AT THE GATE!




            Wednesday, July 7, 2010
      ...
THE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2010


       OMG!
THE BARBARIANS ARE
   AT THE GATE!
. . . . OH, WAIT, IT MIGHT
        BE THE MESS...
We are going to talk about
 the continuing revolution
  in literacy and media . . .
and what new/digital media
   means fo...
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
     ...
Before we tackle how one
     Egyptian diety created
      written language . . .

 . . . and how that led to literacy
   ...
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;
      Edit...
Three decades in media:
18 jobs in 38 years including:

      Editor of an international
      newspaper group;
      Edit...
Three decades in media:
18 jobs in 38 years including:

      Editor of an international
      newspaper group;
      Edit...
Three decades in media:
18 jobs in 38 years including:

      Editor of an international
      newspaper group;
      Edit...
Three decades in media:
18 jobs in 38 years including:

      Editor of an international
      newspaper group;
      Edit...
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” (...
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
           ...
Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . .
. . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery
           ...
Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . .
. . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery
           ...
Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . .
. . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery
           ...
Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . .
. . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery
           ...
Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . .
. . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery
           ...
Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . .
. . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery
           ...
Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . .
. . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery
           ...
Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . .
. . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery
           ...
Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . .
. . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery
           ...
Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . .
. . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery
           ...
Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . .
. . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery
           ...
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 th...
Every new development along the
  way was met with critics who
decried the latest “advance” as the
 end of the world as th...
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


       ...
Just for fun, I tried recreating
     Carolyn’s Leadership Summit
       “Reading List” on a tablet


               A rea...
Recommended Reading/Viewing for Leadership Summit 2010
We came across much of this in the process of preparing The Summit,...
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 b...
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 tr...
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

   ...
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  • The Egyptians: author of all works of science, religion, philosophy, and magic. The Greeks: the inventor of astronomy, astrology, the science of numbers, mathematics, geometry, land surveying, medicine, botany, theology, civilized government, the alphabet, reading, writing, and oratory.
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  • New media and new literacy pt1 of 3

    1. 1. THE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2010 Wednesday, July 7, 2010 The Harvard Inn, Cambridge, MA By John Wilpers (johnwilpers@gmail.com)
    2. 2. THE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2010 OMG! Wednesday, July 7, 2010 The Harvard Inn, Cambridge, MA By John Wilpers (johnwilpers@gmail.com)
    3. 3. 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)
    4. 4. 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)
    5. 5. 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)
    6. 6. 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)
    7. 7. Before we tackle how one Egyptian diety created written language . . .
    8. 8. 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 . . .
    9. 9. 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
    10. 10. Three decades in media:
    11. 11. Three decades in media:
    12. 12. Three decades in media: 18 jobs in 38 years including:
    13. 13. Three decades in media: 18 jobs in 38 years including: Editor of an international newspaper group;
    14. 14. Three decades in media: 18 jobs in 38 years including: Editor of an international newspaper group; Editorial writer at the Boston Globe;
    15. 15. 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
    16. 16. 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
    17. 17. 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;
    18. 18. 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!
    19. 19. More importantly, I also have almost two decades of experience in “professional” theater
    20. 20. More importantly, I also have almost two decades of experience in “professional” theater
    21. 21. 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.
    22. 22. OK, back to that blasted Egyptian diety
    23. 23. OK, back to that blasted Egyptian diety
    24. 24. His name is Thoth, and it’s all his fault . . .
    25. 25. According to the Egyptians and Greeks, the god Thoth created hieroglyphics
    26. 26. Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . .
    27. 27. Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
    28. 28. Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
    29. 29. Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
    30. 30. Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
    31. 31. Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
    32. 32. Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
    33. 33. Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
    34. 34. Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
    35. 35. Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
    36. 36. Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
    37. 37. Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
    38. 38. Ever since Thoth’s little invention . . . . . . literacy (the creation, consumption, distribution, and mastery of critical information) has been in constant flux
    39. 39. From tablet . . . to tablet
    40. 40. From tablet . . . to tablet
    41. 41. From tablet . . . to tablet
    42. 42. From tablet . . . to tablet
    43. 43. 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
    44. 44. 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?
    45. 45. What if Charles Babbage never invented the first computer
    46. 46. What if Filo Farnsworth never invented the first television?
    47. 47. What if Guglielmo Marconi never invented the first radio?
    48. 48. What if Johannes Gutenberg never invented the first printing press?
    49. 49. Finally, what if the Egyptians never invented papyrus and Thoth never created hieroglyphics?
    50. 50. We’d still be using tablets . . .
    51. 51. We’d still be using tablets . . .
    52. 52. We’d still be using tablets . . . . . . just not iPad tablets
    53. 53. We’d still be using tablets . . . . . . just not iPad tablets
    54. 54. Just for fun, I tried recreating Carolyn’s Leadership Summit “Reading List” on a tablet
    55. 55. Just for fun, I tried recreating Carolyn’s Leadership Summit “Reading List” on a tablet A real one
    56. 56. Just for fun, I tried recreating Carolyn’s Leadership Summit “Reading List” on a tablet A real one Here it is
    57. 57. 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
    58. 58. 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
    59. 59. Enough
    60. 60. Enough I know I don’t have to convince you that progress in general is a good thing.
    61. 61. The real question is:
    62. 62. The real question is: Is new media a good thing?
    63. 63. NO!
    64. 64. NO! Just kidding
    65. 65. The new digital media could be the most powerful tool ever created to expand literacy
    66. 66. But new media could also be the greatest threat to the intellect that created it
    67. 67. But new media could also be the greatest threat to the intellect that created it EDWARD TENNER, 2006
    68. 68. 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
    69. 69. Let’s look at another new “tool” as an example
    70. 70. How about the internal combustion engine?
    71. 71. How about the internal combustion engine?
    72. 72. How about the internal combustion engine?
    73. 73. How about the internal combustion engine?
    74. 74. How about the internal combustion engine?
    75. 75. How about the internal combustion engine?
    76. 76. How about the internal combustion engine? Transforming tool or instrument of death?
    77. 77. How about the internal combustion engine? Transforming tool or instrument of death? We don’t reject the car; we try to use it wisely
    78. 78. To give the new media critics their due, digital media is awash in bad stuff, offensive stuff, dangerous stuff
    79. 79. 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

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