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INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS

ALLOW STUDENTS TO ACQUIRE ACTUAL JOB SKILLS BEFORE GRADUATION

What do we learn here

THIS IS SIMPLE!

  • Submit your organizational contact information and mission statement from your "organization" page, and link to the your videos.

Do You Offer Professional Development for K12 Teachers?

  • Do you  include local teaching artists, and will involve the classrooms that will lead to students researching, writing, designing, constructing, and presenting their work to the public or with a video project?

Connect directly with K12 schools in your state and lead projects across the nation. 

  • This site promotes and supports the cornerstones of civil society and the integration of Folklore in K12 Education.

We help K-12 Schools across the nation promote their cultural, interdisciplinary video projects. 

K–12 Schools can teach soft skills that prepare students for the workforce.
Social and emotional learning components help students get ready for the world outside a K–12 classroom.

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Link your video from your School Information page.

Students get involved with Folklife or National Security projects. They can promote their work, by linking to their video that evidences and promotes their job skills.

Anthropologist Clifford Geertz defined culture as a collective act of interpretation, the stories we tell one another about ourselves in an attempt to make ongoing sense of why we do what we do.

 

Power to the People K12PlayGround.com TM platform supports and promotes State, Regional and National Folklife / Folklore Agencies and Independent Folklorists

K12 Superintendents, Principals, Teachers, Educational Technologists, Librarians and Folklorists can help students promote their projects, their schools, and stories by linking to their video projects from their own school information page. Students can promote their neighborhoods, local businesses and community scholars for all the world to see.

 

Use Folklife and Techology PROJECTS ADDRESS THE CRITICAL CULTURAL CHALLENGES OF OUR TIME:

MAKE YOUR VIDEO PROJECT WITH STORYMAP.ORG FOR FREE 
Host it on your school server, youtube, or vimeo.  

Create amazing animated and multimedia stories and get everything you need to either add your project link to your school information here on this site. StoryMap.org will host your map-story-video for free and give you a www. link to your story plus more.

STUDENTS CAN TELL A STORY -  MAKE A VIDEO - SUBMIT A LINK TO YOUR PROJECT HERE APPLY #HASHTAGS. 

LINK TO YOUR VIDEO FROM YOUR SCHOOL INFORMATION PAGE 

Search across the nation to find other folks and their projects that support you.
Example: search using the  #COMMONGOOD hashtag. We want to find your project video.
Of the People, By the People, and For the People.

What Is Next IT'S ABOUT OUR STORIES  > NO FILTER!

  • Citizens can make their own K12 public schools shine.
  • The public builds the schools they want them to be - by tapping into and documenting their experiences and telling their own stories.

  • We learn best from the diverse range of views by the wider public.
  • The projects you build will contain the “folk wisdom” from ordinary people who will show, tell and document their own stories. Collectively there is a lot more than 10,000 hours of learning here. There is wisdom in crowds, and the bigger the crowd and more diverse the crowd, the greater that wisdom. This is the location to experience story, our story! 

  • Leaving a Legacy to the Nation.
     
  • We will work with Partners who want to carry on this historic piece of K12 Internet History, and become part of the Smithsonian's National Attic.

What do we learn here HOW CAN BLENDING FOLKLORE INTO INSTRUCTION BE USEFUL FOR MY TEACHING?

IT IS ALL ABOUT PROCESS - working together, problem solving , team building, imagination, creativity and failure, which carries into art, math, writing, science, reading, social studies, and all other parts of the curricula.

  • When the K12 student’s understanding is deep enough, their acquired skills and knowledge transfer to new situations. The video evidence provides information about that transfer. 

Tomorrow's jobs aren't just about #STEM.
That won't future proof anybody. Darwin didn't say the strongest survived, but the most ADAPTABLE! ~ Karen Ellis

What do we learn here #Hashtags help define cultural indicators and measure K12 "cultural vitality".

The Play Ground Approach to Learning:
it's not what you thought you wanted to know..... but what you bumped into along the way that counts!

Core Arts Standards The Arts turns data into actual information - something we can comprehend - which we can now understand. Knowledge is based on information not data. We can only get information through the skills of the artist who helps us comprehend and manage knowledge. Artistic Processes are the cognitive and physical actions by which arts learning and making are realized. National Core Arts Standards are based on the artistic processes of Creating / Performing/ Producing / Presenting; Responding; and Connecting.

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  • #STEAM #STEM Interdisciplinary Folklife and Technology Projects Meet the K12 Core Standards.
  • PPT Slides: Technical Overview // Teachers & Administrators Overview ~ K12PlayGround.com™ ©2017
  • @K12PlayGround  Folklorists find / add / edit your State Folklife Organization nationwide, including the territories.
  • Promote Folklife Projects to the public from your State - let them find out about what you offer.

Use Folklife and Techology FIND FOLKLIFE EDUCATION RESOURCES!

 WHAT DO WE LEARN HERE? Disposition / Soft Skills:   

"Folklore is the traditional, unofficial, non-institutional part of culture. It encompasses all knowledge, understandings, values, attitudes, assumptions, feelings, and beliefs transmitted in traditional forms by word of mouth or by customary examples." ~ Jan Brunvand "The Study of American Folklore"

What is Folklife
WHAT IS FOLKLIFE? That's Simple! It Is The Story Of Us!

WHAT IS FOLKLIFE IN AMERICA?

 

What is Folklore
WHAT IS FOLKLORE IN EDUCATION?

WHAT ARE FOLK ARTS?

 

What are Folk Arts WHAT IS A CULTURE KEEPER?

WHO ARE COMMUNITY SCHOLARS?

FOLKLORE GIVES INSIGHT INTO OUR HUMANITY

 

#STEAM Thought Leaders

WE PROMOTE #FOLKLIFE / #FOLKLORE AND NATIONAL SECURITY  PROJECTS WITH HASTAGS

#Folklife #Folklore #Arts #Music #NCFR #Recess #PlayGround #JumpRopeChants #JumpRopeSongs #ClapPatternChants #Play #Orff #Health #Linguistics,#Literacy #Reading #ESL #Poetry #NurseryRhymes #Speech #OralCulture #History #StoryTelling #LanguageArts #CommonGood #COOP #Interdisciplinary +

"Music is Language, Language is Music" ~ Karen Ellis "the orchestrator"

Giniker

Interdisciplinary Social Rhythm Researchers
Edward T. Hall Hid in an abandoned car and filmed children romping in a school playground at lunch hour. Screaming, laughing, running and jumping, each seemed superficially to be doing his or her own thing. But careful analysis revealed that the group was moving to a unified rhythm. One little girl, far more active than the rest, covered the entire schoolyard in her play. Hall and his student realized that without knowing it, she was "the director" and "the orchestrator."

RAISING SMART KIDS IS NO SECRET!!

GIVE THEM THE GINIKER !!
Definition of Giniker: means plenty of pep and fire
because the secret to learning is motivation!

TAKE SOME LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE DANCING GUY
IF THE LEADER IS THE FLINT THE GINIKER: IS THE LIGHTENING BOLT
THE FIRST FOLLOWER IS THE SPARK THAT PROVIDES THE HEAT WHICH IS "JAZZ"

The 2nd follower is a turning point:
That is the proof that the first one has done well.
Now it's not a lone nut, it's two nuts and that brings the third person and so on and so on .....
Now you have a movement!

Is your Member of Congress a "Thumbs Up" arts champion or an arts threat?

“Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages...”  ~ Robert F. Kennedy March 18, 1968 He demanded a new economic vision and died on June 6, 1968 

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