This is where my passion sits in education. That crossover between creativity and technology. Where the means to participate isn't a barrier. Where technology coupled with ingenuity gives anyone a chance to participate and contribute.
This is UDL in action. It is about thinking what people need to get stuck in and bringing our combined expertise togther to make it happen. It is the promise of the effective use of technology in education.
You can watch the video DJ Fresh and Mintunes a track created only by the mind with it's interactive transcript on YouTube. Cheers to Ewan McIntosh for getting the story in my face.
That whole story is really is impresive! To see the pure pleasure on the face of the three participants is so moving. It also shows that the process is as important as the end product. In fact in this case the process of working together had the most impact.
And it's a pretty cool track (I just downloaded it!)
Inspirational!! It's a way re-framing the way we consider people...it helps take away labels, and challenge pre-conceptions. What could happen if we did that for everyone? If, for all our learners, we looked through what we think we see, and provide the freedom for them to show us what they can really do. Priceless, Chrissie (and Ewan), thank you
This highlights the power of possibilities and abilities; hard work and community and taking the time to delve deep and not accept the status quo. Awesome
And to carry on the theme of ability, inspiration and creativity, here's Sue Austin's TED talk.
Patrick - What an inspirational way of shifting thinking from a deficit viewpoint with deficit langauge, to the power of what someone CAN do. Relate this to learning and this really does illustrate the point of seeing beyond our own assumptions of a students limitations to how we can provide options that extend and encourage opportunities for freedom and success.
Fantastic! Thank you so much Catriona for finding and sharing this video. For me it demonstrates what is possible when we believe in our students' endless capabilities, when we don't give up and continue to try to find what works for the individual. It also highlights that finding the 'right match' of a tool does not only assist within the walls of the school, but extends beyond to life after school.