Thursday, February 3, 2011

Digital Connections to Education

Every child growing up in today's society equates reality stars to Hollywood actors.  The definition of celebrity has dramatically shifted in the last 5 years, with most kids being able to identify Antoine Dodson before knowing George Clooney. 

America has come full circle, arriving back to the land of opportunity that inspired our grandfathers and great-grandfathers to migrate to this country in order to find their way.  We are once again the land of opportunity, and everyone wants to live the American Dream.  If you need this statement validated in order to comprehend it, just interview the cast of Jersey Shore or Perez Hilton.

All you need is a smart phone to make millions.  Whether it be recording yourself singing and posting it on youtube (think Justin Bieber), or recording your child after a visit to the dentist (the hysterical video of the child who just visited the dentist and had laughing gas), you too can find a way to turn real life into millions of views... which then equates to advertising millions.

Education needs a boost of energy to transcend our simple pen/paper tasks in order to capture the attention of our globally minded youth.  I have began an endeavor to bridge learning and education to this digital age of life.  I have started a Schooltube site for Mercer County Schools, and it is still in it's infancy.  However, stay tuned to see what happens!