David Warlick, The Landmark Project
password for wiki: (email David)
Adults were taught to assume authority.
1. Go to Wikipedia to learn what it says on the topic
2. Prove the info found there is true or false – provide details
Find it – in a digital networked landscape http://digg.com/
Decode it – regardless of format
Evaluate it – to determine its value
Organize it – into personal digital libraries
It’s not just about reading the information but about exposing the information.
Second life – http://secondlife.com/whatis/ virtual place that is tied to actual weather data
Taking math and using it to program second life places, hover crafts, etc.
Using numbers to manipulate everything – audio
It’s about employing information to solve problems, draw conclusions, etc.
How do we get the message through all of the information that is out there?
Expressing compelling messages with text, images, sound, animation, and video
Express ideas compellingly – example Othello movie trailer
Lulu.com – book publishing website - http://www.lulu.com/
The nature of information is changing
don’t forget ethics!
problems:spam _ cost the world $50 BILLION in 2005 (US - $19 billion)
We could bring HIV/Aids under control for less than $35 billion.
Ethical use of information!
Seek truth and express it
Respect and protect information infrastructure - ideas and information
Student/Teacher code of ethics
Stop integrating technology! Integrate literacy!