K12 Superintendents, Principals, Teachers, Educational Technologists, Librarians, Parents, Students, Community Scholars, State Folklore Organizations, Independent Folklorists, and Citizens.
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.
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!
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
#STEAM #STEM Interdisciplinary Folklife and Technology Projects Meet the K12 Core Standards.
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.
@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.
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? That's Simple! It Is The Story Of Us!
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 +
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 YOUR STORY - MAKE YOUR VIDEO - SUBMIT HERE
We want to find your project video - 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.
Of the People, By the People, and For the People.
WE ARE > IT'S ABOUT OUR STORIES > NO FILTER!
- Citizens can make their own K12 public schools work.
We help the public build 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.
"Music is Language, Language is Music" ~ Karen Ellis "the orchestrator"
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."
GIVE THEM THE GINIKER !!
Definition of Giniker: means plenty of pep and fire because the secret to learning is motivation!
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!
“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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