The latest “must see” video

There have been a slew of great videos related to 21st century learning and web 2.0, but this one is absolutely the “must see” for educators prior to starting the school year. It’s 55 minutes long, so make sure you have some time before sitting down to watch – but DO watch it. This is Professor Michael Wesch‘s brilliant presentation to the Library of Congress from June. Using an anthropological lens, he presents an excellent foundation for understanding social media, user-generated content, and online communities. It’s a critical companion to Clay Shirky‘s Here Comes Everybody.

Teachers note: watch ALL before sharing with students. There are a few “inappropriate” words and images – although they are perfectly appropriate in the discussion context. And I hope that won’t dissuade teachers from sharing this with students.