Posts Tagged ‘integration’
I love the way Joe Sabia combines traditional storytelling with digital storytelling.
Some might consider what he did gimmicky. But I think he used the videos, music, the flicking of photos and even his iPad’s camera to make his point. The story is at the core. The medium helps tell it.
The same could be said with integrating technology into education. The learning (not the teaching) should be at the core. The technology should enable it.
When I drafted this blog entry about two weeks ago, I had read (or reread):
- an interview with Timothy Taylor on The Artificial Ape
- Neil Steinberg’s piece on Buzzing the Facebook Hive
- what Clive Thompson wrote in Wired a few months ago
What jumped out of the digital pages at me was Thompson’s declaration that
The most brilliant entities on the planet… are neither high-end machines nor high-end humans. They’re average-brained people who are really good at blending their smarts with machine smarts.
We shape tools and the tools are increasingly shaping us, e.g., consider how mobile devices are changing our behaviours. As lonely as being on a computer might seem, we are part of a collective as we move in and out of hive minds, e.g., the blogosphere, the Twittersphere, the Facebook realm.
We are cyborgs in that sense. Not the scary type that movies portray, but the more insidious sort that co-evolves with technology.