Here are some links to various video resources that relate to 21st century learning. Kudos to their authors/creators/producers. In general, I like these videos because they make us pause and reflect.

Social Media Revolution: Data coming from Socialnomics
Is social media a fad? Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution?


I ran across this video thanks to a link from my Twitter network. It is from the Future of Education blog by Toby Fischer.


Sometimes we feel we are in a battle of man vs. machine...creator vs. the creation...For a fun depiction of this, check this video out:
http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs13/f/2007/077/2/e/Animator_vs__Animation_by_alanbecker.swf

The content here is just another take on many of the other ones shown here. However, I do like the use of images as "hooks" to get ideas and points across. This video exemplifies some of the concepts we need to be applying in classrooms.

I teach, therefore you learn... or do you? from José Picardo on Vimeo.

I ran across a movie put together by students about their college learning versus high school...perhaps more of the same message. It is a little long and could be shorter but still worth reflection. However, as I look at this along with other videos and resources with the same ideas, we don't want to throw the baby out with the bath water and miss out on some traditional means of conveying knowledge. In our efforts to invoke change, balance is also important. Regardless, what does this video say about the participants understanding of their learning? We desire students to know how to understand what they know and what they do not know. We want to them to understand their learning.


We live in a fast world and we want out information fast and quick. I don't know if you have ever watched any TED talks, but they are short--anywhere from 10-20 minutes. I watched one a colleague shared with me and it started a bit slow. But I decided to stick with it. And it got interesting and showed some cool stuff. I don't endorse all that is said but if you are willing to exhibit some patience, check out this TED talk by Alan Kay...


Michael Wesch Videos from Kansas State University
http://mediatedcultures.net/ mediatedculture.htm

Learning to Change, Changing to Learn
http://www.teachertube.com/ view_video.php?viewkey= 769ecebb1acfc6748b4f


Cisco Commercial (many similar ones exist along the them of the Human Network which are searchable in Youtube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=hAdfYgEapT8

Generation We
http://www.gen-we.org/


A Vision of K-12 Students Today
This is a take off of Wesch's film on university students.


Do Schools Kill Creativity by Sir Ken Robinson (20 minute TED talk)
http://www.ted.com/index.php/ talks/ken_robinson_says_ schools_kill_creativity.html