This #inte5340 module was all about remixing. According to Google a remix is a verb that means to mix again. However, our article from week 11 refers to remixing as taking cultural artifacts and combining and changing them into new creative blends. I had always thought of music and music videos when hearing the word remix. Now, I think of other things as well.
I found this modules readings very interesting. Week 11’s reading was a bit difficult for me to get through. I found it wordy, long, and confusing. It was interesting learning about the different types of remixing. I found photoshopping remixing to be the most interesting. This is a type of remixing that I plan to share with my students. I hope to have them remix book covers when writing book reviews. I think they’ll blow me away with their photoshop creations!
Reading about the copyright laws scared me a bit. The example of the mother posting a video to youtube of her child sadden me. Seems like copyright laws are taking the joy out of sharing pictures and videos with family and friends. This article made me think hard about whether I am breaking copyright laws. I am now going to be more careful about how I use music when I make presentations and use it in my classroom. I also plan to share this article in a kid friendly way with my students. I can see the power of sharing it with kids. They should be aware of these at a young age. It is so important to give others credit for their work when you use it and alter it in any way. I know how a tool (attribute builder) to do this. It was interesting seeing this and I will be using it in the future when I use others work.
I continue to challenge myself to add meaningful and insightful comments to hypothes.is as well as adding to others ideas and comments. I am finding it helpful to ask questions and enjoy reading others connections. It helps me connect to the reading in a more personal way. I did find it a bit frustrating that I made some meaningful comments week 12 but then couldn’t view them. I will now add comments through the direct link instead of the canvas site.
This module I only completed 2 Daily Creates. I spent most of my time and energy on the readings and remix challenge.