HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes is a groundbreaking 60-minute documentary that examines representations of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. It is a “loving critique” of certain disturbing developments in rap music culture from the point of view of a fan who challenges the art form’s representations of masculinity.
But in thinking about a recent post if mine, comparing students to learners, it seems difficult (to impossible) to be a learner in a learning environment that virtually ignores the information flow.
We teach in closed environments, from stale textbooks, and too often we seem more focused on what we can block with our networks than what we can light up our classrooms with. Our curriculum is paced and pixelated, and based on pedagogies that may well be increasingly irrelevant to today’s learners.
However learning culture can lead to teachers who are engaged in personal learning adventures.
Here you’ll find quite simply the most interactive and sophisticated version of Romeo and Juliet ever created: use it as a study guide and teaching tool. Read the play, read its English source texts, read critical materials on the play, explore Shakespeare's vocabulary, and experience a full range of multi-media associated with the play.
To use Incredibox just head over to the website, select the English or French version, then start mixing sounds by dragging from the menu to the "people field." Every time you add a new sound a new person appears in the screen. Click a person to delete the sound he represents.Thanks to David Kapuler for sharing this link. Applications for EducationUnfortunately, there does not appear to be a way to download the sound loops you create on Incredibox. That said, it could still be a good resource for students to use to experiment with rhythms and sounds in an introduction to music course.
Markup.io is a free service that enables you to quickly draw and write on any webpage. Markup.io operates as a bookmarklet in your browser's bookmarks bar or toolbar. Once you have Markup.io installed just click it anytime you're viewing a webpage to start drawing and commenting on that page. When you're done marking a page you can share it with others by clicking publish
Adflip provides one avenue for examining the rhetoric of ads from across the last 50 to 60 years in the United States. This might be done by choosing a general topic, such as automobiles, and picking apart the use of image, word choices, and other advertising strategies that also connect to the zeitgeist of the times