Showing posts with label A Vision of Students Today. Show all posts
Showing posts with label A Vision of Students Today. Show all posts

Monday, June 20, 2011

Visions of Students Today - A Video Collage

Over the weekend Michael Wesch and his students launched Visions of Students Today. Many of you may be familiar with A Vision of Students Today which Wesch released three years ago. Visions of Students Today is a video collage that was composed from hundreds of submissions from students all over the world. You can read the full story of the project's creation on Michael Wesch's blog.

Visions of Students Today is not just a video, it's a video collage. You can simply watch the video on YouTube, but if you visit VisionsofStudents.org you can interact with the video. Visions of Students Today was created using HTML5 which allows the creators to link to books, videos, and sites within the video. Go to VisionsofStudents.org and click on the elements you in the video to learn more about them.

Below is the non-interactive version of Visions of Students Today.


Applications for Education
Like A Vision of Students Today, viewing Visions of Students Today is a good way to learn or be reminded of how students act and live in their daily lives. Interacting with VisionsofStudents.org is a good way to learn more about the things that appear in the video.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Vision of Students Today - Call for Submissions

Last week I shared with you Professor Michael Wesch's  preliminary call for contributions to a new video he and his students are working on. The video will be called The Vision of Students Today. The purpose of the video is to capture students' perspectives of the world and their most critical learning moments. Professor Wesch now has more information and how-to tips posted on his blog. He also posted a video of how-to tips and information about the project. I've embedded the video below.


And for those who don't know who Michael Wesch is, he's the Kansas State University professor who produced, with students, the very popular video A Vision of Students Today.


Applications for Education
As I wrote last week, recording a contribution for The Vision of Students Today could be a good way to get students thinking about their learning. It could also be a good professional learning activity to get a sense of what your students see as important in their learning and perhaps what they think your school thinks is important.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Make a Video Contribution to The Visions of Students Today

Professor Michael Wesch who, along with his students, produced the viral video A Vision of Students Today more than three years ago is getting ready to produce another video. His next video is tentatively titled The Vision of Students Today. Professor Wesch is looking for teachers and students around the world to contribute to the new video. To contribute grab a video camera and record a two minute clip of scenes you see during the critical learning moments of your day. Then upload your contribution to Professor Wesch's YouTube Channel between next Monday and February 15. Click here to read all of the details about this new collaborative video project.

If you haven't seen A Vision of Students Today, check it out below. It's well worth four minutes of your time.


Applications for Education
As Professor Wesch points out in his blog post, recording a contribution for The Vision of Students Today could be a good way to get students thinking about their learning. It could also be a good professional learning activity to get a sense of what your students see as important in their learning and perhaps what they think your school thinks is important.