Innovation term originated by Clayton
Edison “What is your estimation of the future educational
value of pictures?” I asked.
“Books,” declared the inventor with decision, “will soon be obsolete in the public schools. Scholars will be instructed through the eye. It is possible to teach every branch of human knowledge with the motion picture. Our school system will be completely changed inside of ten years.
“We have been working for some time on the school pictures. We have been studying and reproducing the life of the fly, mosquito, silk weaving moth, brown moth, gypsy moth, butterflies, scale and various other insects, as well as chemical chrystallization. It proves conclusively the worth of motion pictures in chemistry, physics and other branches of study, making the scientific truths, difficult to understand from text books, plain and clear to children.
“I do not think every home will have its own projecting machine, although the wealthier people will possess them, no doubt. The cheapness of film entertainment is due to its popularity among the many. The expenses per capita are extremely small. In a home the cost would be very great. The future will see motion pictures more or less in the home, while in clubs, in theaters and in motion picture houses they will be most popular.
Segments of this interview were reprinted in other newspapers such as the “Cleveland Plain Dealer” of Cleveland, Ohio, [CPTE] and “The State” of Columbia, South Carolina [TSTE] in September 1913.
Edison was right only his timing was off. That happens with
even inventive visionaries. It all depends upon ecconomics
which depends on how easy it is for people to do it. The
time is now! What does it take to make Edison vision real.
First we needed the Internet, then
we needed Google,
YouTube slogan "Broadcast Yourself (2005–2012)"
Video cameras now come in all smart phone, tablet computers, laptop computers and desktop computers. Google glass is coming to a glasses wearer near you.
iMovie a real simple non-linear video editor comes with the
operating system of iPhones, iPads and MacInosh computers.
iMovie is so simple students in the Science Adventure Club made a
video with out any instruction and help from me to enter in a
contest. iMovie is so simple even an old faculty member can
figure it out, maybe with the help of your students. Real
leaning let them help you. Become a real teacher, a
facilitator, not just a performing professor.