These are my notes from Bob Lee’s session “Remix: Blending Creative Works to Show Mastery of Classroom Content” at the 2010 MACE (Mid-America Association for Computers in Education) Conference in Manhattan, Kansas. MY THOUGHTS AND FEEDBACK ARE IN ALL CAPS. All resoruces are on tinyurl.com/leeremix – bob [dot] lee [usd382 [dot] com
Bob Lee is the district technology director in Pratt, Kansas. Was a former band director for 10 years.
Got selected as an ADE recently, was a real thrill. There are 12 of us around the state of Kansas, about a thousand around the world.
Last year I attended the ADE Institute at Full Sail University, created this presentation using “The Challenge-Based Learning Framework”
– this idea of remix was part of our institute this summer
– our projects at ADE camp are usually content for the Apple Learning Interchange
Apple has introduced a new framework for classroom learning called “Challenge-Based Learning”
REALLY THIS IS A PROPRIETARY NAME THAT APPLE HAS COME UP WITH FOR PBL, WHICH HAS BEEN AROUND A LONG TIME
Our definition for remix: A framework / workflow that enables students to …. [TOO FAST, COULDN’T COPY THAT]
Big idea: personalize learning
Apple took all 150 of us at the institute, and brainstormed the ways to make learning personal
– mashups really intrigued the six people in my group
– there were 20 different groups
Our essential question: How can we, as teachers, promote an environmetn where students can freely safely remix content to personalize their learning?
A few guiding questions:
– what is personal learning?
– how and why do students create?
– what is appropriate, valid information?
– where would content come from?
– how do we educate students about “proper” remixing
– are kids doing remix already?
– aren’t term papers an example of a remix?
– what 21st centiury skills are tied to remixing
– how do we evaluate content
– how do we create opportunities….
big takeaway: it is not a collage: you must insert new meaning
– full sail student interviews
– searched for remix examples
– researched and discussed remix
– researched creative commons
respecting copyright is a big deal and very important in this context
At Full Sail you can get a bachelor’s degree in 31 months (just over 2 years)
THIS MAKES ME THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HAVE A REMIX ACADEMY THROUGH STORYCHASERS: A MULTI-DAY EVENT FOCUSING ON CREATIVE CONTENT SHARING
– examples of Remix Projects
INTERESTING PUSHBACK HERE FROM A PARTICIPANT, QUESTIONING HOW THIS COULD POSSIBLY BE LEGAL UNDER COPYRIGHT
– I MENTIONED THE WORK OF TEMPLE UNIVERSITY’S MEDIA EDUCATION LAB ON “TRANSFORMATIVENESS” IN REMIXING AND COPYRIGHT
A PARTICIPANT MENTIONED THE SITE www.teachingcopyright.org
– SOME PARTICIPANTS HERE ARE VOCALLY DISTURBED AT THE IDEA OF DOING THIS KIND OF REMIX AT SCHOOL, WHICH THEY PERCEIVE AS ILLEGAL
Solution: create a framework / workflow that enables students to remix content to construct relevant, personalized learning experiences
R = reflect
– who is my audience, what is my purpose, what is my message, what did I take away from last time that can improve my project this time?
R = Research
– what sources are there
– how will I mreix
– what’s been done before
– what was the message
– how do I evaluate the quality of the message?
We had lots of copyright discussions
– Creative Commons has given us a great way to use other people’s works
THE CC RESTRICTION AGAINST DERIVATIVE WORKS IS KEY TO DISCUSS HERE. IN COV WORKSHOPS WE SHOULD HIGHLIGHT THIS MORE. OF COURSE IT’S A CRITICAL FIRST STEP TO JUST GET EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS AWARE OF CC
P = Personalize
– how do my explorations affect my message
– have my ideas been improved by others?
– how will my message be expressed in an original form using the creative works of others?
– have I assigned teh proper credit?
– am I creating a new, original work with a personalized message?
THAT LAST QUESTION IS CRITICAL / KEY IN TERMS OF TRANSFORMATIVENESS
I = Invent and Incorporate
– what tools am I using to create this?
X = Exhibit and Share
– how will I make components of my creations available for others to incorporate in their work?
– How will content be tagged and shared so the individual image,sounds, photos, etc can be used by others?
– what if authors of content are worried about people changing their meaning
– what if I don’t want someone misrepresenting me or my work?
– can you remix a remix?
teachers get really nervous when students want to do this type of project
– teachers are not use to living in this world of media
we wanted this workflow to help teachers, as a framework
– we created a video
We are presenting this session at ISTE in Denver this summer
– we hope to have a lot of student work examples by then
Flo TV superbowl ad
Another educational example, remixed by ADE Marco Torres in 24 hours
– asked for other ADEs to record Kipling’s “If” poem
– got 89 different sound files
– this is an entirely new work, for an existing poemn
All resources for this session are on http://pratt.usd382.com/teachpages/blee/blog/?page_id=156
MY QUESTION: DO YOU HAVE A SITE IN YORU DISTRICT TO SHOWCASE THESE TYPES OF EXAMPLES?
– BOB SAID THEY ARE WORKING ON IT
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