Posted in 21st Century Learning, copyright, digital parenting, Great TED Talks, parent child conversations, parents and technology, teaching digital kids

Copyright: Lessig on History, Creativity, and Sharing

In his 2008 TED talk, law professor Lawrence Lessig describes the history of copyright policy, illustrating the reasons why our laws in general and copyright laws in particular should evolve to reflect contemporary culture and information.

Thoughtful and thought-provoking, this lecture contains information that can be used as conversation starters for parents and teachers of digital kids.

Posted in 21st Century Learning, digital citizenship, digital world conversations, parents and technology

Lawrence Lessig-MIT Media Lab Talk on Reforming US Congress

I’ve embedded an interesting presentation by Lessig about reforming the United States Congress! Highlights are from a much longer presentation at the MIT MediaLab Conversation series.

Very much 21st Century Learning! And a great opportunity for a civics lesson.

Howard Rheingold presents on May 10th and you can even Tweet in with your questions.