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Sylvia Martinez replied to Laura Gibbs's discussion Does the New York Times Magazine Enfeeble the Mind?
"Totally hear you."
Sep 21, 2010
Sylvia Martinez replied to Laura Gibbs's discussion Does the New York Times Magazine Enfeeble the Mind?
"I wouldn't recommend his book either, it wasn't that good. But I still think you read more into his article than was really there. What I would recommend is reading his bio (I'm sure it's on wikipedia). He's quite the…"
Sep 21, 2010
Sylvia Martinez replied to Laura Gibbs's discussion Does the New York Times Magazine Enfeeble the Mind?
"Hi Laura, I read this headline too with dismay. However, I don't think the headline really matched the article. I've also read Lanier's latest book (You are Not a Gadget) and the article doesn't make his point as clearly as his…"
Sep 21, 2010

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Tell about your involvement in education, and your ideals for collegial sharing
president of Generation YES, supporter of collaborative, learner-centered education
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I'm a mom with 3 college age kids living in Los Angeles.

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At 4:04pm on February 9, 2008, Connie Weber said…
HI Sylvia!
How are you? What adventures in learning are you up to? You could put up a forum if you'd like, leading us to the sites where you're writing about Media Smart Day and your many other explorations. Are there any topics you'd like us to discuss here at Fireside?
At 2:39pm on January 13, 2008, Sylvia Martinez said…
Hi Connie,
I'm not sure what the best way is to respond - so I tried this! Media Smart Day went REALLY well. We have two more to go, they got pushed back a few weeks. Plus I've got a TON of video to download and start to edit.

The ones I went to were all really different, but there were good things happening. That's part of what we were trying to do, get enough good models so that lots of different kinds of schools can do it and be successful.

One school I went to had workshops taught by both teachers and students on PhotoShop, making podcasts, use of photo-journalism to shape public opinion, analysis of current political ads, and more. It was fascinating. The kid who did the podcasting workshop could have done it at MacWorld and Steve Jobs would have been impressed! The teacher who did the photojournalism workshop had a standing room only crowd of kids and other teachers in the library, and got a chance to share a passion of his that doesn't quite fit in the curriculum.

But that model wouldn't work for every school, so we have to figure out how to communicate all that. I promise more to come!
At 7:49am on January 13, 2008, Connie Weber said…
Anything you could share about how Media Smart Day has gone?
At 3:01pm on December 20, 2007, Connie Weber said…
Welcome!! It's so great that you're here. You're always one to get us thinking, and rethinking, and then going forward with more oooomph than we ever had before! Thanks for the inspiration. You do so much for education, for students as well as teachers.
Please keep us informed about Generation Yes, the Tech Yes Certification Program, and your Media Smart Days.
Wow--so cool that you are here!

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