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Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century

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At first glance, I almost guaranteed that the readings from Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century would be a snooze fest for me and my classmates. As I read on though, I actually related and understood how the author wrote how Media really does do work to us living in the 21st century. For insistence, not even 5 pages into reading, I read the quote, "One-third of teens share what they create online with others, 22 percent have their own Web sites, 19 percent blog, and 19 percent remix online content." I was baffled to come to my senses that now I was apart of those percentages just from taking this course. I kept reading on to relate to the quote stating, "every child deserves the chance to express him- or her-self through words, sounds, and images, even if most will never write, perform, or draw professionally." I associated how being an arts & crafts coordinator at my town's school summer camp and new technology are likewise when I put thought into it. I always tell my 6-12 year old campers to express whatever they'd like (PG rated) onto the project we were currently doing to show their true colors on their own masterpieces such like the world wide web is allowing people to express themselves freely even if most of the both parties won't professionally take there skills onward. I kept reading to the last page, 27, and was very intrigued how much I actually related to this reading in particular.

Onwards to my next annotation....