Signs are what Humans leave in their Activities:
Memory, Communication, Ideas.
Signs rely on Media and can be Collected by Type and Topic.
A Selection of the Signs that Kids leave, across Space and Time, from the Experience of Operators who bring them together on an efficient platform.
A Collection, Projects and Workshops, all around the World, connected one to another, for our collective Memory and Knowledge, towards the Future!
A Multimedia Living Book to be written together
Until a few years ago, Signs were accessible only in real sites and situations and they could be reproduced for the grand public only by the owners of the publishing and mass media. We were used to live in a World divided into Producers and Consumers, also of Information.
Kids' Signs (drawings, texts, video interviews or documentation) had a few space in books, exhibitions, TV programs. To make people know what children do and think we had to copy down and print their words or interview them, but it seldom happened, and almost all we knew, as a society, about kids was told us by adults, teachers, psychologists, sociologists, journalists.
Today, technology do not only allow people to chat on social networks or to enjoy the services of the big companies, but also to share and know by ourselves almost directly, as never before in history, signs and documents produced by everyone, kids included. This is a very recent opportunity that most people have not yet realized.
Sharing Signs and Products, not only Didactic
I already put, in the past, on some books the exact words of kids, taken with recorders and video cameras, thinking that, speaking in those cases of body expression and theatre, environment, computers, not only didactic is important, that is how to teach what we already know, but also and maybe more the living responses of children. We can learn much from them!
In this rough site I begin from my own experience and of very few other collaborators. The idea is to go beyond the simple storage of documents, the reporting of tools or “news” from the digital market. We need to know latest activities as well as past experiences often very innovative but unknown, and to learn from all them. Future is impossible without history!
Let's find things
We think of a final Web Platform, Topic and Tag Oriented, where people can easily find documents and compare them.
This site is to give a first idea, to suggest around to professionals of education and programmers what we could do together.
We'll correct things along the way, as indications from correspondents arrive. While others will work on the real site.
In the meantime we can begin, starting from words and categories, searching for things...