After reading this article, I am now aware of the many different types of remixes. I had never considered photoshopping to be a type of "remix". It always seemed much simpler than that to me and I now see that remixes do not always have to be complex. I also agree with Lessig (2005) when he says that culture as a whole can be construed as remix. I had never looked at our culture from that perspective.
In the section that talked about AMV production, the three key components involved in making good-quality AMV (synch, concept, and effects) stood out to me in terms of the movie that I will be working on and creating this semester. Before jumping right into the movie project, I now understand how important it is to plan everything out in order to allow the connection to be made between the actual movie and those who are viewing it.
As far as teaching our students, I think that Gee (2007) said it perfectly when he said that many of the tools young people increasingly have access to today are "smart tools" that have knowledge built into them in ways that enable them to "collaborate" with the tool user to do complex things that the user either cound not do alone or could not do as effectively. It is truly amazing how a young child can figure out the most complex tools when it has to do with technology. Children today are more likely to have the ability to teach their teachers about many of the new technologies than vice versa. That's why I think it is so important for teachers to keep up to date with the new technologies in the world, which I am already struggling with.
Along with the many ideas and "a-ha" moments that came to me after reading this article were the number of websites that were offered in order to allow us to continue exploring.