Stand By Me… the world singing on video

I just love the concept behind this video and the other videos from “Playing For Change” (see http://www.playingforchange.com/ )

This is the last in my mini series of posts about the power of video to transform the world (as per Chris Anderson’s ideas in his recent TED Global Talk that I wrote about on wp.me/sKfOP-1509 )

I believe that the communicative aspect of video can be sen here… we can truly have a song sung from artists all around the world at the same time and the result is truly inspiring.

To me this shows the potential of video as a communication resource. More and more children now communicate across their country and indeed across the world. I have discussed this in past posts as well. It seems to me that schools will not be able to ignore this aspect of new technology for too long. In the future I  expect that sites such as The Bloggers Cafe (see  my  post http://malbell.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/the-bloggers-cafe/) will be the norm not the exception.

I think that Chris is right…. video is the new technology that will promote learning in the 21st century. It is a cast back to our past as storytellers… it is reinvigorating the power and importance of the spoken word and it is also a specific literacy to itself which things like Flip Cameras is making it easier for children to learn and excel at… if you think that video is powerful now… you ain’t see nothing yet! There is a lot lot more powerful material for us yet to see and experience.

About malbell

I am a retired Teaching and Learning Consultant. Previously I was a Primary school headteacher and deputy headteacher. I enjoy reading, doing MOOCs and learning new things.
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