JumpCut is another read/write web tool for browser-based video editing, similar to EyeSpot that I blogged about last week. The article “Ten video sharing services compared” analyzes different online video sharing / remixing sites and services. Thanks Miguel and Dean for these links!
Sites like these epitomize the “remix culture” in which our youth live, and many adults seem to live beside. How many adults you know think that all online music sharing is illegal? How many adults you know have never heard of Creative Commons? Probably a sizeable majority in both cases. I don’t know about anyone else, but quite often my head seems to be spinning with all these NEW TOOLS. Doug Johnson questions teachers’ ethical right to experiment with students, but what do we term an experiment versus a proven strategy?
I agree (sadly) with Miguel that in our current climate, most schools will likely block access to websites like JumpCut and EyeSpot. But is that censorship the right decision? Do we really think most parents are going to be up to the task of helping their children sort out intellectual property issues, Internet safety issues, and broader issues of digital and global citizenship without help from anyone in the schoolhouse? Certainly many are and will be. But there are certainly many who aren’t and won’t be.
What are our ethical obligations as teachers, particularly as public educators? I think most would agree those obligations extend far beyond helping students prepare to pass tests. How can administrators and IT department leaders become engaged in conversations where these issues are addressed– beyond the typical demonizing and blacklisting that seems to go on? Is this something I should perhaps take up explicitly in presentations and podcasts? I am thinking it likely is.
Educational ethics in an era of social networking. Sounds like a good article title to me. But even more important, it sounds like just the sort of REAL issue teachers should be talking about on their own, even blogging about, and certainly discussing formally during the requisite “sit and get” professional development training times the state requires.
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On this day..
- Learn About Coding & Minecraft: Saturday April 18 at PLAYDATE OKC (free!) - 2015
- Kids Teaching Kids by Eric Marcos - 2012
- Great Educational Ideas from TEDxNYED - 2012
- Hands-on Introduction to Mobile Learning App/Game Creation for Non-Programmers - 2012
- Buckling Down Down for Oklahoma Standardized Testing Military Style [VIDEO] - 2012
- Application of OBTE Principles by Randal Wickman - 2011
- Military Development at West Point by Col Casey Haskins - 2011
- Tony Wagner discussing learning at the 2011 Intellectual Warrior's Conference - 2011
- Social, economic and cultural commentary via remixed multimedia: Meet DJ Spooky - 2010
- Understanding Race to the Top and the Obama Education Reform Agenda (deja vu, GW Bush) - 2010