Swiftwater Journey

faith, culture, and growing up in a rapidly changing world

School spirit is still alive, it’s just changing December 24, 2009

Filed under: Adolescence,Technology — billmacphee @ 9:36 am
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School spirit is alive at Shorewood High School in the state of Washington. Their spirit is impressive and the result is really fun. Kudos to their film teacher who helped most of the school join together and collaborate in a creative way.


Digital Technology is Changing Us [everything] November 28, 2009

Filed under: Technology — billmacphee @ 4:50 pm
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Dr. Michael Wesch teaches at Kansas State University and is teaching us about participatory media.

I recommend two videos as starters – these are outstanding lessons on how digital technology is changing the way we learn and relate to one another.

The Machine is Us/ing Us [Final Version]

An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube – this one requires about 55 minutes but it is worth your time.