Play: The capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem-solving.
Performance: The ability to adopt alternative identities for the purpose of improvisation and discovery.
Simulation: The ability to interpret and construct dynamic models of real-world processes.
Appropriation: The ability to meaningfully sample and remix media content.
Multitasking: The ability to scan one’s environment and shift focus as needed to salient details.
Distributed Cognition: The ability to interact meaningfully with tools that expand mental capacities.
Collective Intelligence: The ability to pool knowledge and compare notes with others toward a common goal.
Judgement: The ability to evaluate the reliability and credibility of different information sources.
Transmedia Navigation: The ability to follow the flow of stories and information across multiple modalities.
Networking: The ability to search for, synthesize, and disseminate information.
Negotiation: The ability to travel across diverse communities, discerning and respecting multiple perspectives, and grasping and following alternative norms.
Some thoughts on teaching, learning, and the process of communication. Posts on these pages are collected under the following categories:
Ambience: a grab-bag of words, sounds, and pictures.
Projects: completed works and works-in-progress.
School: items of educational interest.