The Story of the WA Mash

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Published on July 2, 2009

Author: antonioviva

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Presented at the WhippleHill User Conference 2009 in Boston, MA. A variation of the previous version uploaded here at Slideshare.

The Story of the WA Mash Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The use of social media – from blogging to online social networking to creation of all kinds of digital material – is central to many teenagers’ lives. Source: PEW INTERNET & AMERICAN LIFE PROJECT “Teens and Social Media” December 19, 2007 Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Some 93% of teens use the internet, and more of them than ever are treating it as a venue for social interaction – a place where they can share creations, tell stories, and interact with others. Source: PEW INTERNET & AMERICAN LIFE PROJECT “Teens and Social Media” December 19, 2007 Wednesday, July 1, 2009

So how do we educate our students for success in the Web 2.0 world? Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Old School Creative Writing • Genre based instruction • Anthology of work as primary text/resource • Student work not published • Blogging/Journaling • Assessments were traditional, rubric based • Mostly fiction, poetry etc. • Workshop style with peer edit, peer review process • In depth study of literary elements and terms as vehicle for creation Wednesday, July 1, 2009

And then...... Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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What do you want to communicate? Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Who are you communicating that message to? Wednesday, July 1, 2009

How best do we communicate that message? Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Can we harness the power of social media to provide students with a vehicle for exploring and creating original content? Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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What is the basis for thinking about the New Humanities? Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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Why should schools rethink they way they teach traditional humanities subjects? Wednesday, July 1, 2009

MIT TechTV New Media Literacies http://techtv.mit.edu/collections/newmedialiteracies Wednesday, July 1, 2009

multitasking play transmedia navigation visualization judgement performance collective intelligence negotiation appropriation simulation distributed cognition Wednesday, July 1, 2009

“Content Creators are online teens who have created or worked on a blog or webpage, shared original creative content, or remixed content they found online into a new creation.” Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The questions asked respondents if they create or work on a blog; create or work on a personal webpage; create or work on a webpage for school, a friend, or an organization; share original content such as artwork, photos, stories, or videos online; or remix content found online into a new creation. Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Content Creation Wednesday, July 1, 2009

WHAT IS THE WA MASH? The Worcester Academy Mashup http://wamash.com Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Our Primary Publishing Tools wamash.com MashTube MashPics MicroMash FacebookMash Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Birth of The WA Mash Wednesday, July 1, 2009

WA Mash Visits from 9/2008 to 5/2009 Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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Our Process Was Organic • Sir Ken Robinson “Are Schools Killing Creativity?” • KSU “Vision of Student Today” • Modeled after Salon.com and Slate.com, Huffington Post • We did not stick to any specific game plan or prescribed syllabus • Did not use a traditional text book Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Three Words to the World Wednesday, July 1, 2009

YouTube Hits Since September 2008 1518 Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Video Essay on “Poverty” Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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“On education, we will expand exchange programs, and increase scholarships, like the one that brought my father to America, while encouraging more Americans to study in Muslim communities. And we will match promising Muslim students with internships in America; invest in on- line learning for teachers and children around the world; and create a new online network, so a teenager in Kansas can communicate instantly with a teenager in Cairo.” President Barack Obama, June 4, 2009 Cairo, Egypt Wednesday, July 1, 2009

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