Essential elements of Jason's thinking, most in five minutes or less...
I empathize seven areas to help jumpstart education: 1) adopt creatical thinking, 2) make art the 4th R, 3) offer entrepreneurial math, rather than just science math, 4) use maker spaces, 5) pursue not only generalize fluency but also focused literacy in an area of each student's interest, 6) teach storytelling as a way to communicate and as a way for students to define themselves, and 7) teach digital citizenship, the lens through which we see everything.
Note: the reason I look so tired is that I was still recovering from a double lung transplant six months earlier.
Fredonia education conference, 2015
Voices of Petersburg - Healing Through Digital Storytelling
For ten years I worked with Petersburg Mental Health Services to help clients heal through digital storytelling. It is easily the most gratifying work I've done. This video provides an overview of a digital storytelling program designed to help abuse victims heal and find a way forward.
Future of Digital Citizen at Twitter HQ
Technology is an out-of-control roller coaster without a braking system. How do we help students navigate ethics, interpersonal relationships, community obligation, and their sense of identity?
Augmented ARt gallery
For two years I had the honor of serving as ASTE's (Alaska Society for Technology) artist in residence. One project I created was the Augmented Reality ARt galley. Students created art consisting of two parts. One was hanging on the wall, the other was in the cloud. Viewing the displayed art through a smart phone or table brought the other part of the art piece down from the cloud, where the two parts mixed and completed each other. Over one hundred students created artwork for the installation. This video is the short version (1 minute). If you want to understand how it all works, watch this video (7 minutes).
CUEBC Follow up
Following my keynote at CUEBC (COMPUTER Using Educators of British Columbia), I sat down with organizers for this brief interview, in which I summarized my main points.
Vancouver, BC. 2013