Posts Tagged ‘Snapchat’

Three years ago, on these pages was the post Snapchat 101. Haha, how quaint.  Right?  Heard about Bytedance lately?  Or Musical.ly?  (If not, check out this thoughtful piece by Anastasia Bell from Medium, if you hadn’t seen it earlier this year.) So what is the price of “meaningless stuff” — as some describe the content shared through apps like these?  We’ll be calculating these prices for a long, long time, I think.  Some things change, and some never will — like the elusive nature of trends and what new gotta-do-it twist will draw in teens and even younger viewers, and now creators, of media.  And while certain content of The Merchants of Cool might seem “old” by now — are the core messages of it really all that passé?

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(See here for comparison / contrast: D’où Venons Nous / Que Sommes Nous / Où Allons Nous )    

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Snapchat 101

SnapchatStoriesI get these questions all the time from fellow educators: “So how do I integrate Snapchat into my classes?” or “Can I write an entire curriculum based on Snapchat?” or “How do I fully integrate a digital learning environment into my teaching and stay up with the kids?” or “What is it that those youngsters are sending to each other all the time?”  Well, here is that initial tutorial you have been asking for.  And the little movie is pretty funny.  It’s by New York Times reporter Nick Bilton and Casey Neistat, who is a YouTube filmmaker.  Moreover, his videos Make It Count and Crazy German Water Park both fulfill the Chapter 5 portrait project, one as a self-portrait and the other as a portrait of place.

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