06 Session

posted Mar 17, 2013, 10:24 AM by John Henry Thompson   [ updated May 4, 2013, 8:43 AM ]

March 18: Social Creativity (Session 6)

Panelists: Gerhard Fischer, Andres Monroy-Hernandez

Readings in Preparation for Session 6:

* Gerhard Fischer (2011): Understanding, Fostering, and Supporting Cultures of ParticipationInteractions.

* Andrés Monroy-Hernández (2009): Designing a Website for Creative Learning

* Andrés Monroy-Hernández (2012): Designing for Remixing (excerpts -- Chapters 4 and 7)


Remixing in Scratch

(1) Log on to Scratch. (If you’re new to Scratch, go to New to Scratch?)  

(2) Explore projects in the Scratch website and find a project you would like to remix.

(3) Download the project and modify it in Scratch.

(4) Click the “Share” button to share your remix.

(5) In your project notes, explain what you changed and give credit.
(6) Add your project to the 
[LCL] Remix Gallery.

(7) Reflect on the experience and share your thoughts with the G+ community

Fischer (2011) - good summary of state of the art:
wikipedia - http://www.wikipedia.org
KNOLA - http://knol.google.com
iTunesU - http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u
YouTube - http://www.youtbue.com
Encyclopedia of Life (EoL) - http://www.eol.org
SketchUpand 3D Warehouse - http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse
Scratch - http://scratch.mit.edu
Instructables - http://wwwinstructables.com
PatientsLikeMe - http://www.patientslikeme.com
Ushahidi - http://www.ushahidi.com (Kenyan)
Stepgreen - http://www.stepgreen.org
"A fundamental challenge for
cultures of participation is to
conceptualize, create, and evolve
socio-technical environments that
not only technically enable and
support users’ participation, but
also successfully encourage it."

"Will the power of the
collective human mind aided by
technology improve further or are
there major drawbacks to come
(as Socrates argued would be the
consequences of reading and writing)?"
Thoth challenge - every technology has positive / negative.

• Meta-design
• Social creativity,
• Richer ecologies of participation