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Maureen Greenbaum

When People Feared Computers - The Atlantic - 1 views

  • Allow yourself to be a little ignorant for a while. Plan to spend some time learning; give the computer a chance to prove itself before you decide you can't use it; take things a step at a time; make sure you read the documentation carefully; and finally, don't forget that you're in charge, not the computer."
    • Maureen Greenbaum
       
      Same advice as learning to use twitter, a new LMS, or educational software or any new thing!
dabennett7

Homage or Theft? A Closer Look at the 'Blurred Lines' Verdict - Law Blog - WSJ - 14 views

  • A federal jury in Los Angeles on Tuesday ordered singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay about $7.4 million to the family of Marvin Gaye, after finding the duo’s 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines” copied parts of Mr. Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up.”

    • dabennett7
       
      Attribution and intellectual property are a real concern for everyone. Remixing ideas is not a new practice, but in the 21st century it is easier than ever. How do we help prepare our students for careers in the 21st century?
  • only to compare “Blurred Lines” to the sheet music composition of “Got to Give it Up.” So the jury only heard a stripped down version of Mr. Gaye’s song, with his lyrics over a bass line and keyboards.
    • dabennett7
       
      Attribution and intellectual property are a real concern for everyone. Remixing ideas is not a new practice, but in the 21st century it is easier than ever. How do we help prepare our students for careers in the 21st century?
  • substantial copying
    • dabennett7
       
      From the arts to science, remixing and building upon the ideas of those who came before you is not new. In fact, it is a necessary practice that feeds the progress of our world.  Now musicians are haunted by this ghost of copyright.




      How can we develop and model practices for our students that celebrate the history of attribution and the growth of ideas?




      Can we elevate the student dreaded practices of citation and attribution to an act of reverence and respect?
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  • Use extreme caution when referencing your forebears in song (without first getting permission, of course)
    • dabennett7
       
      From the arts to science, remixing and building upon the ideas of those who came before you is not new. In fact, it is a necessary practice that feeds the progress of our world.  Now musicians are haunted by this ghost of copyright.

      How can we develop and model practices for our students that celebrate the history of attribution and the growth of ideas?

      Can we elevate the student dreaded practices of citation and attribution to an act of reverence and respect?
  • It will cause people who want to want to evoke the past to perhaps refrain from doing so
    • dabennett7
       
      From the arts to science, remixing and building upon the ideas of those who came before you is not new. In fact, it is a necessary practice that feeds the progress of our world.  Now musicians are haunted by this ghost of copyright.




      How can we develop and model practices for our students that celebrate the history of attribution and the growth of ideas?




      Can we elevate the student dreaded practices of citation and attribution to an act of reverence and respect?
  • a step backward
    • dabennett7
       
      From the arts to science, remixing and building upon the ideas of those who came before you is not new. In fact, it is a necessary practice that feeds the progress of our world.  Now musicians are haunted by this ghost of copyright.




      How can we develop and model practices for our students that celebrate the history of attribution and the growth of ideas?




      Can we elevate the student dreaded practices of citation and attribution to an act of reverence and respect?
dabennett7

Remix Culture : Center for Social Innovation (CSI) - 7 views

  • there’s a war raging over what some now are calling a new art form in the emerging Web 2.0 culture—remix
  • remix is collage, a recombination of existing, reference images or music and video clips from popular digital culture, elements of which are mashed up into something new.
    • dabennett7
       
      Does this sound familiar?

      Common core and even the SBAC assessment are rooted in remix.
  • as long as the remix is significantly altered from the original—should remix be permitted by law
    • dabennett7
       
      How will copryright laws evolve for the 21st century?

      What skills must our students gradate with to prepare them for a world of Remix vs. Copyrights?
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  • Should remix be outlawed as a violation of an artist’s or photographer’s copyrigh
  • “Remix is literacy in the 21st century,” Lessig said. The chief of Stanford University’s Center for Internet and Society
    • dabennett7
       
      If digital literacy includes remixing, then the skills of citation and attribution are more important than ever.
  • failing to legally protect remixes as original forms of art and expression “will make pirates of our children...We cannot kill this form of expression;
  • Johnson, author of The Invention of Air, a new book about the history of information flows in American and British society, said remix has “deep roots in the Age of Enlightenment and among America’s Founding Fathers.”
    • dabennett7
       
      Remix is not new...  but it is easier and more accessible than ever.  A smartphone alone is a remix machine capable of remixing text, audio, video, images and more.  Then with a click you can publish your remix to the world from anywhere!
  • Where do we think innovation and creativity come from
  • Fairey rounded out the talk, citing remix as one of the early 21st century’s most popular forms of free political expression.
  • Remix is all about making references; references are how you establish a point of view in popular culture, and they are crucial to my work as an artist.”
    • dabennett7
       
      This is what we as educators are all about...

      We challenge students to make connections, identify themes, clarify or argue a point of view.  We push them to remix everyday.

      Are we challenging them to respect the ideas they build their learning upon?
Nathan Dybvig

The Most Important Woman in the History of Mathematics - YouTube - 25 views

shared by Nathan Dybvig on 23 Mar 15 - No Cached
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    connected to today's Google Doodle
thebda

Finland schools: Subjects scrapped and replaced with 'topics' as country reforms its ed... - 44 views

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    "We really need a rethinking of education and a redesigning of our system, so it prepares our children for the future with the skills that are needed for today and tomorrow"
Michele Rosen

Home | centropa.org - 15 views

shared by Michele Rosen on 17 Mar 15 - Cached
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    Preserving Jewish memory - Bringing history to life
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