Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer

Free image editing options and student voices on edtech

I posted twice on the NECC 2009 ISTEconnects blog today:

  1. Free image editing options
  2. Student Voices about technology and creating the future

Don’t miss either of the videos discussed in the latter post, “Learning to Change, Changing to Learn – Kid’s Tech.”


“No Future Left Behind.”

Hat tip to Tammy Stephens for the first COSN/Pearson video link. Hat tip to Peggy Sheehy, Jim Gates, and Kim Collazo for the second video link from students at Suffern Middle School, New York, USA.

I’ve added both videos to my “Videos for PD” resource list on my blog under the heading “Schools Need to Change.” (This link is available as a drop-down menu at the top of every page.)

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2 responses to “Free image editing options and student voices on edtech”

  1. Dean  Shareski Avatar

    I don’t know exactly why but the “No Future” video bothers me. I don’t think middle schoolers typically think about school in this way. Maybe these kids are exceptional bu they don’t seem real. I have a hard time believing that students came up with this script on their own. I could be wrong but my experience with middle schoolers would suggest I’m not.

    This formula is another take on Michael Weschs’ video but in fairness, his was done by college students who actually collected the data. I’m not suggesting you can’t reuse the formula, I just don’t think this is the best way to make your case. It doesn’t feel very authentic to me.

    I’m sure others feel differently but I had a few others on twitter say the same.