This post was formerly titled and is now subtitled: “Video find at!” Viewing CoryTheRaven’s video forced me to change the focus!

I came across Jeff VanDrimmelen’s blog and he shares a video created by Michael Wesch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University. First, Jeff’s site is great, and he is sharing some very thoughtful ideas concerning instructional technology. Second, this video is a visual masterpiece in showing how the internet has changed our lives and connected people and information; plus, it poses interesting questions and ideas to consider. You can view the video at Jeff’s site or on YouTube. CoryTheRaven has also issued a response video (see below the Wesch video). Enjoy!

I decided to embed the Michael Wesch “Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us” video here:

This is a response video by CoryTheRaven:

  1. That second video is awesome! Thanks for posting that. It is true. We are really just trying to imitate the real world. We are getting much closer with technologies like Second Life, but we still have a long way to go!

  2. I think CoryTheRaven is also trying to say we need to be careful and not lose sight of the need to interact face-to-face. My 6 year-old son is reading now in Kindergarten. We read together with him every night. He could not learn as he is without caring readers (brothers, sister, Mom, Dad, and teachers) right there to help and support him. That human bond and connection as we snuggle up together with a book is powerful and makes all the difference in the world as to how good of a reader he will become. It sets the stage for all the information he will encounter in his lifetime in whatever form that may be!

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