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Tuesday, June 5 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
RemixED: The Power of Remix, Mashup, and Recontextualization in the Classroom

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Mozilla Web Literacy creator Doug Belshaw says that the “heart” of “digital literacies” is the Remix. Kirby Ferguson eloquently encouraged us in his TED talk to “Embrace the Remix”, because, as his enlightening documentary series reminds us, “everything is a remix”. Newspaper blackout artist and awardwinning author Austin Kleon’s advice to budding creatives is to “Steal Like an Artist”, because “you are a mashup of what you let into your life”. Our students are engrossed in remix culture they are the appropriation and recontextualization generation. Remix calls for knowledge and understanding, critical, higherorder, and design thinking, a variety of tech skills, and, frequently, collaboration and navigation in the greater media landscape. Most importantly a remix task offers students a chance to truly transform a work and create something unique something that will contribute to their digital presence and legacy.

This session is part pedagogical/philosophical and part participatory. Attendees will leave with a “goodiebag” of resources and ideas as well as have the opportunity to develop, practice, and share several types of remix projects.

All participants should bring their own device and ideally have created a G+ profile as well as
YouTube channel. It would also be extremely helpful to have a camera on one’s phone or the
ability to take and upload images easily.

Session resources are here.

Featured Speaker
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Amy Burvall

Author and Consultant, Education Consultant and Author
Amy Burvall is a professional recombinant, frequent flâneuse, and itinerant artist. After 25 years in the classroom she is currently consulting, creating, and curating in the fields of creativity, visual thinking, and digital literacies. She was an early YouTuber with her History... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT