This is a video of the webinar I offered earlier this month on strategies for passing on the faith to the “net generation.” For further reading on this subject I have also compiled a list of books, useful articles and tools referenced in the video.
This week I am giving a webinar on catechizing the “digital generation.” The following are footnotes and suggestions for further reading from the webinar:
- Growing in Christ – St. Thomas Aquinas Parish (East Lansing, MI)
- One Catholic Life – Nick Senger
- Catechesis in the Third Millennium – William O’Leary
- TKAMB21: To Kill A Mockingbird Meets the 21st Century
- That Catholic Show
- Don Tapscott Telling the Joe O’Shea Story on NetAtNite with Leo Laporte and Amber MacArthur (2008-12-17) (MP3 audio file)
- Social Media Week Presentations
If you watched the webinar, please leave a comment with your thoughts and reactions!
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This afternoon I gave a short presentation to the board of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership on Web 2.0. As promised to them, here are some links to additional resources and readings on the topics we discussed.
- The Cluetrain Manifesto by Rick Levine, et al
- Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson (also available as a free, unabridged audio book)
- Branding Faith: Why Some Churches and Nonprofits Impact Culture and Others Don’t by Phil Cooke
- Web Squared: Web 2.0 Five Years On by Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle
- 3 Easy Things Anyone Can Do to Evangelize Online by Matt Warner
- Jonathan Coulton on why he gives away his music
- Denominationalism: Is There a Future? by Dr. Ed Setzer (audio recording)
Web 2.0 Concepts
- Gratis versus Libre “ Wikipedia article on “Free as in Beer” vs “Free as in Speech”
- 1,000 True Fans “ Kevin Kelly’s outline of the concept
- Creative Commons
- www.wordle.net “ word cloud generator
- The Long Tail – the original article by Chris Anderson
- Social Networking: A Primer for Catholic Teachers and Catechists (video recording)
If you were part of the conversation, please leave a comment with your thoughts and reactions!
I mentioned a free co-op e-book during the Q&A. It’s titled What Matters Now and offers 70 big ideas from 70 big thinkers.
Next month I will be offering another webinar on technology and catechesis:
Today’s generation gap seems larger than ever. The students in our parishes and schools are comfortable with technologies that seemed like science fiction when many of us were growing up.
Given the radically different way that “digital natives” use technology to take in and process knowledge, what are the implications for the catechetical ministry of the Church? How can we reach out to them without compromising the Gospel? And what do teachers and catechists need to know about this “brave new world?”
This free webinar will seek to address these questions and help catechists, Catholic teachers, and youth ministers find ways to “bridge the gap.”
To register for this free webinar, choose one of the two sessions and follow the URL.
[Note: all times are Central Time]
You can also watch a recording of my last webinar, Social Networking: A Primer for Catholic Teachers and Catechists, at MyCatholicVoice.com.
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This is a video of the webinar I presented last month on social networking for Catholic teachers and catechists.