Ed Zed Omega - Reimagining Education

This public media "authentic fiction" sought to crowdsource perspectives about education today. The Zed Omega teens, played by actors, "dropped out loud" from high school -- catalyzing open discussion about the structures and purpose of traditional education and its alternatives. The arc of each Zed Omega character was unscripted: they responded to ideas that people presented. The collaborative thought experiment and "interactive documentary" was live on social media during fall semester 2012. (-Learn more-) (-Credits-) (-Facebook-) (-Twitter-)

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Well, it’s my last video. It’s been such a crazy ride! Thanks so much to everybody to helped us out. Can’t believe it’s over!

I’m gonna miss you guys…

~Nora

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(Here’s my last video. there’s a clip of 12 year old Lizzie in here!)

Plans


The past semester and my plans for the future :)

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And thus is ends, not with a bang, but with a vague, semi-calculated movement toward something new. Hey, at least it’s not a whimper.

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I’m going to miss all of you and the Zed Omegas so much! Thank you, everyone. And stay excellent!

-Edwina

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Guess what….?

I got my GED test results back.

Check it Out I prolly got more to say later but…For now….

-Xavier

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lizabethdavis:

I watched Bowling For Columbine a few weeks ago and this quote stuck out the most

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Reblogged from Lizabeth Davis 

Well this is my last post. It’s been great learning and growing with all of you. Thank you for staying in tune. - Nicole

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HIGH SCHOOLER TALKS ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL

Oops! forgot to you show you this before lol

I Visited my old school and asked a kid what he likes dislikes and would change about high school. – Nicole

-Nicole

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"In creative fields, your real transcript is NOT your GPA – it is your portfolio of projects… The most important part of the transcript of the future will be people’s creative achievements. Employers will not care how much time you have spent in a lecture hall, they will say, "show me the stuff that you have actually built, that shows you actually are creative."

– Salman Khan of Khan Academy, Education Predictions 

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Got a little confession for you guys…

Let you know what I find out. Stay tuned.

~Xavier

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We’re in the last days of the semester for the Zed Omegas, it’s been quite a ride. I thought I’d share this video with you all, which I made for my sister. (She’s been curious as to how things would turn out for the Zed Omegas)

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