If you’ve been reading this blog recently, you know that I am researching internet videos recordedin the classroom. The stuff I am finding is amazing, bizarre, incredible and often unbelievable. I wonder why much of it is even there, and I am sure many people wonder the same thing about most content of sites such as YouTube and the like.
So to help make sense of it, I need to do some background research. Most of the really interesting videos I’ve been finding are those made by high school age students. I need to learn more about what makes them tick so I started digging for some resources like these:
Youth Psychology & Development
1. Johnson, G. (2006) Internet Use and Cognitive Development: a theoretical framework, E-Learning and Digital Media, 3(4), 565-573. http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/elea.2006.3.4.565
2. Tapscott, D. (1999). Growing Up Digital. McGraw-Hill.
3. Billings, D.L. (2006). Entitled to Fail, Endowed to Succeed. DCB Publishing, Bixby, Oklahoma.
4. Gardner, H. (1993). Frames Of Mind: The Theory Of Multiple Intelligences, 10th ed., New York: Basic Books.
5. Gazzaniga, M. (2009). Learning, Arts, and the Brain, http://www.dana.org/uploadedFiles/News_and_Publications/Special_Publications/Learning,%20Arts%20and%20the%20Brain_ArtsAndCognition_Compl.pdf.
6. Rogers, D. (1978). Adolescence : a psychological perspective
7. Savin-Williams, Ritch C.. (1987). Adolescence : an ethological perspective. http://catalog.lib.ksu.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&BBID=227109
8. Gallatin, Judith E. (1975). Adolescence and individuality: a conceptual approach to adolescent psychology http://catalog.lib.ksu.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&BBID=659815
9. Lerner, Richard M. (2002). Adolescence : development, diversity, context, and application. http://catalog.lib.ksu.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&BBID=1240332
10. Söderström, S. (2009). Offline social ties and online use of computers: A study of disabled youth and their use of ICT advances. New Media & Society, 11(5), 709-727.
Next, I needed some foundational materials that will give me a good understanding of the medium I am working in. These include:
Internet & Technology Foundations
11. Benkler, Y. (2006). The wealth of networks. New Haven:Yale University Press.
12. Meyrowitz, J. (1985). No sense of place. New York: Oxford Press.
13. Dertouzos, M.L. (2001). The unfinished revolution. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.
14. Turkle, S. (2005). The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit 20th Anniversary Edition. The MIT Press.
15. Turkle, S. (1997) Life on the Screen. Touchstone:New York.
16. Rheingold, H. (1998). The Virtual Community. http://www.rheingold.com/vc/book/
17. Gates, B. (1996) The Road Ahead. New York: Viking.
18. Marvin, C. (1990). When Old Technologies Were New. Oxford University Press.
19. Peters, B. (2009). And lead us not into thinking the new is new: a bibliographic case for new media history. New Media & Society, Feb 2009; vol. 11: pp. 13 – 30.
20. Cooper, T. (2008). Between the Summits: What Americans Think About Media Ethics, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 23:15–27.
21. Leung, L. (2009). User-generated content on the internet: an examination of gratifications, civic engagement and psychological empowerment. New Media & Society, Dec 2009; vol. 11: pp. 1327 – 1347
22. Christians, Clifford G. (2008) Media Ethics on a Higher Order of Magnitude. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Volume 23, Issue 1 January 2008 , pages 3 – 14
Then let’s throw in some Anthropology, Science and related stuff for good measure:
Anthropology, Science & Social Science
23. Whitehead, N.L. (2009. Post-human anthropology. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, 1547-3384, Volume 16, Issue 1, 2009, Pages 1 – 32
24. Hine, Christine 2000. Virtual Ethnography. London, UK: Sage Publications.
25. Campbell, J. (1991). The power of myth. Anchor Publishing.
Finally, I think some literature on education and technology, including teacher development will be helpful. I came up with these:
Education & Learning
26. Johnson, L. Levine, A., & Smith, R. (2009). The 2009 Horizon Report. Austin, Texas: New Media Consortium. http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2009-Horizon-Report.pdf
27. Jensen, E., Enriching the Brain: How to Maximize Every Learner’s Potential, 1st ed., Jossey-Bass, Hoboken, N.J, 2006
28. Rheingold, H., Participative Pedagogy for a Literacy of Literacies, retrieved February 1, 2009 from
29. Hlynka, Denis. (2009). Looking Ahead Looking Back, The year educational technology began? Educational Technology, May-June 2009.
30. Fadde, P., Rich, P. (2010). Guerrilla Video. Educational Technology, January-February 2010. pp. 4-7
31. Peter J. Rich and Michael Hannafin, (2009). Video Annotation Tools: Technologies to Scaffold, Structure, and Transform Teacher Reflection Journal of Teacher Education 2009 60: 52-67.
32. Van Es, E.A. (2010). A framework for facilitating productive discussions in video clubs. Educational Technology. Jan-Feb 2010 pp8-12.
33. McDonald, S. (2010). Building a Conversation: Preservice teachers’ use of video as data for making evidence-based arguments about practice. Jan-Feb 2010 pp28-31.
I’m sure there is much more that I have left off of this list that should be here. Please feel free to suggest anything you think might be useful to me.