Freedom Of Ecology Response…

Do you agree with the mashing and remixing of others works while respecting the creator? Why or why not?

It very interesting that many of us share the same idea on the mashing and remixing of others work, yet at the same time giving credit to the owner of that production.

Some beliefs were:

I agree because it gives a chance to connect with others.

Through mashing and remixing we are able to build onto and update the work  of another based upon modification.

In doing so there is the possibility of a better product emerging… However, we must acknowledge their efforts and respect intellectual property rights.

Everyone understood the point that Lawrence Lessig was trying to get the mass to understand. The belief that individuals using shared culture to communicate an audience and to mediate a relationship with each other. He quotes from a video by Julian Sanchez explaining what remix is about,

Remix isn’t just about an individual doing something alone in his basement, it becomes an active social community. It doesn’t yield a different kind of product in the end but it potentially changes the way we relate to each other.

The point of mashing and remixing isn’t about changing others work but rather is enhancing in a culture people can relate too.

Poll Summary

After all the feedback received, everyone thinks the internet is a great way of learning. It assists everyone with any type of help. Everyone today uses the internet and helps them find anything they need. As I saw from responses, the internet gives an advantage for more learning and knowledge. The internet improves our education by finding all the information we need.

This quote I liked:

“I believe that if students are being able to operate the internet, it gives them advantages to learning. It is very clear that students love to use internet. Even if students use it for social networking they still learn something. Its a great way of getting knowledge on anything you want to know.”


Poll Question: When you become a K-12 educator, how would you make sure that teaching is no longer being downgraded?

Only 3 people answered my poll question. The results are below.

2 Teach is
2 Touch lives
4 Ever

Educators should be given more in credit in what they love to do. Being an educator will not get you a hefty check and that is very sad. You don’t get a profession for the money (some people do), but in order for you and your family to have a comfortable life, you need financial stability. An educator helps to pave a road for their students. They want to make sure that their students succeed in life. Who doesn’t?!?!

Poll respondent #1 feels that once their students learn, their job is done. I agree. If my students are learning the material being taught, I will be happy with myself. I will feel a sense of accomplishment, which is always a good thing.

I think that my students will be an example of what kind of teacher I am, therefore, I will not be downgraded. ~ Poll respondent #2

Poll respondent #2 is confident in their career. If I am a great teacher, I will expect nothing less of my students. If you are in my class, you represent me. IF YOU FAIL, I FAIL!

By demanding to be treated as a professional, people will be forced to change their opinion about teachers. We are skilled people and we have to demand respect . ~ Poll respondent #3

Poll respondent #3 will demand respect. As I tell people, you don’t have to like me, but you will respect me. If you are a professional, you should be treated as one.

Freedom of Ecology?


In this video, Lawrence Lessig tries to educate us on the importances and values of building the freedom of limited regulations as well as respecting the creators of many social medias. Lawrence stresses the fact that today many restrictions has been imposed on videos/comments that have been written by people and than been altered or “mashed” by others. He calls this ecology which is respect between two cultures and in this case between the culture of sharing and commercial. He believes that we need the freedom to have commercials and the oppurtunity to build this by using works of others. By this we create two things :

You can listen to Lessig describe this here.

1. Individuals using shared culture to communicate to an audience.

2. Social  remix is used to mediate  relationships with each other

Another Example here: Walt Disney was known for his works that were also built from past experiences or ideas. All of his great works were things that were in the domain that he “remixed and mashed up” to come up with this add on remix of creativity.  He is known as a remix extraordinaire who was attacked by the law “Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act”.

Another famous remixer who created Star Wars, created a website to invite people to use their creativity to produce a new generation of attention towards this extraordinary icon.

In conclusion the key is that a Copyright policy is not just about how to incentivize the production of certain kind of artistic commodity, its is about what level of control we are going to permit exercised  over our social reality! If we expand one side then we limit which may be the more important side.

Basically he wants to educate the mass about how social medias have restricted and banned the essential part of our culture and that is the ability to take an individuals work and enhance it and remix it while giving respect to the creator as well as creating something better or different. This mash up he calls it ecology-the relationship between these two cultures that “conservatives” have limited and put many regulations on.

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Amy Bruckman

Amy Bruckman focuses on social computering and educational applications in her speech. She wants to encourage everyone to participate more on line to have people’s opinions and feedback on what he or she thinks.

I like when she said “Fingers bleed” because it’s a metaphor that she introduces to the public to participate more online.

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The problem of education does not concern me quite as much as the solutions to problem of education are starting to concern me.

The above quote can be found here.

There needs to be more solutions to the problems in education.

Teaching is a beautiful profession.

This quote can be found here.

I agree with this quote 100%. Teachers don’t get the credit they need. People always downgrade teachers. Being a teacher should be the NUMBER 1 profession in the world, but it is not. When I become an educator, I will not make people downgrade me. That is a BIG NO, NO!

Teaching is a far greater value to society than it is often given credit for.

This quote can be found here.

To change education is to change society.

This quote can be found here.

In order for us to have a better society, more people need to get a higher education. I am an advocate of higher education, hence the reason why I want to become an educator.


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Dan Meyer

this guy is a math teacher who teaches math to remedial students. He mentions that too many teachers ignore conceptual understanding and expect students to memorize procedures. Students that don’t try are often the smart ones.

I like when he said Math makes sense of the world and how important it is to learn it.

It can be found here: 

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Asking Yourself and your class about the Future of Education

We’re going to be watching a number of videos from the 2010 TEDxNYED conference which featured a wonderful set of thinkers on issues we are facing or will face in education. There are 14 speakers in total and you will be assigned one of the videos at random.

The resulting assignment will involve you creating two blog posts. One in which you describe the speaker and poll your classmates about their talk. And a second post in which you summarize the results of your poll.

In the first blog post you will need to embed the video of your speaker as you see I have with the talk by Andy Carvin.


Next you will summarize a few of the key points of the talk that are of interest to you. Be sure to quote the speaker as appropriate and attribute with a link based on the specific point in the video (this is possible in a Youtube link which includes a time stamp). Here is an example.

After the link to the video you must include #t=00m00s, where the minutes and seconds are changed to the point in the video you wish to link to. These links to quotes in the video will be important so that your peers can watch and listen to the quotes you are referring to.

Finally you will pose a question to the class using Google’s form tool and embed it into the post. Paste the embed code of the form in your post while in the HTML view. You will need to make a couple of minor edits to the embed code described below:

The question you ask should be one in which your peers are giving their opinion based on a point of interest in the talk. It’s possible that the question could be a rephrasing of a question that the speaker is trying to answer in the talk.

In the second blog post, you will need to summarize the data from your poll. Please include specific quotes from the poll to make your point. You can refer to the individual making the point by the number assigned to poller in the resulting spreadsheet. Finally give us some feedback on the results of the poll. Did it affect your original opinion in any way? Do you think your perspective on the talk was clear to your peers?