ERIC Number: EJ859407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
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Idea Networking and Creative Sharing
Walling, Donovan R.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v53 n6 p22-23 Nov 2009
When students engage with technology to produce media, impetus and inspiration often come from the work of others. In today's new media environment in which students blur the line between school-based technologies and personal devices and engagement, educators find themselves standing on a railroad track facing a speeding high-tech train. If educators recognize the promise of tech-savvy teaching, they can join their students on a fascinating journey of discovery. Student media creators should be encouraged to immerse themselves in historical works "and" the works of their contemporaries--classmates, students elsewhere, amateurs, and adult professionals. Tech-savvy teachers who work with students to produce media will find that openness to exploring Web 2.0 strategies for idea networking and creative sharing can be highly productive. Such sharing can expand students' awareness of previously unfamiliar production techniques that they may choose to explore in their own media productions.
Descriptors: Production Techniques, Computer Networks, Social Networks, Films, Film Production, Documentaries, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Teaching Methods, Creativity, Educational Media, Film Study, Teachers
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