caption: Let kids discover reading...
There is a neat meme ("...an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture") floating around the blogosphere recently: the Passion Quilt Meme, which I've read in a couple of different places, most recently Sarah Cohen's blog, and then today, on Free Range Librarian. At first, I thought it was some "in-crowd" sort of viral blogging, where they all get it, but you don't...
Its kind of neat. I backtracked from their blogs and was able to see a whole host of people involved with the meme, lots of edublogging, librarians, and Web 2.0 folk.
The idea is viral...and as KGS calls them, these "...Hallmarkian abstractions" are probably a dime a dozen, but the sentiment is valid. I posted the above picture of Griffin to illustrate what I'm passionate about, reading, but its also about discovery. I don't want to just force books on him or pick titles for Griffin, but I want him to learn the joy of reading through discovery, make his own choices, discover his own passions, whether its books about snakes or robots or Pippi Longstocking or the X-Men comics.
I think its also about discovery at the undergraduate level. Lets create accessible collections, navigable websites, clear instructions -- make discovery easy and possible in our libraries.
Here's the original meme, from a blog called Around the Corner:
- Post a picture from a source like FlickrCC or Flickr Creative Commons or make/take your own that captures what YOU are most passionate about for kids to learn about...and give your picture a short title.
- Title your blog post "Meme: Passion Quilt" and link back to this blog entry. (It will be really interesting to see how many trackbacks he gets)
- Include links to 5 folks in your professional learning network or whom you follow on Twitter/Pownce: