Thoughts and reflections on the world of educational technology...oh, and a few other things
Outstanding band first... Second... Fantastic video...We need to always reflect on how far we have come in any endeavor. The greatest teaching tool or skill in my opinion is the ability for one to self-reflect and learn what they don't know and what they need to learn more about. I have a 7 month old and it is always fun to feed her real food now that she is getting past the bottle... Learning doesn't work that way. No matter how much we want to force someone to learn, they have to open their mouth...Finally... I think we have come a long way... this isn't to say that we don't have more roads to travel, but we should be proud of our nations accomplishments!
@smeech-Thanks for the comment! This comment brings you up to a total of two now on my blog, which makes you the top commenter! You were previously tied with the likes of Wes Fryer and Dennis Richards with one comment, but you've taken a commanding lead with your note here! In all seriousness, when I first saw this video my head just started spinning about the educational possibilities. This would be a great lesson in US History from the post WWII era to the present. How about having students create an Xtimeline to annotate and elaborate on the many historical events from this video? Or what about having students take a one minute segment of the song and do their own mashup with photos and their own original video? Any other ideas??~Matt
I watched the video and I did not find it to be optimistic. What I heard was 'to look for the start of the end of the world', the world is burning to the ground', 'all is coming to an end'. I try to remain optimistic, but I'm also actively working on developing a safe zone in central Wisconsin for my friends and family.
Thanks for your comments Turkishmaster. I think this video is so powerful on so many different levels. I would agree with you...the video does paint a bleak picture on one hand. But I think it also points to a great deal of hope. The Tiannamen Square incident with the one person holding up the row tanks, Al Gore and Live Earth, the tearing down of the Wall dividing East and West Berlin, the Apollo program, Kennedy/Civil Rights, etc. So many single individuals in that video made such a huge impact...what can we as individuals do to have a positive impact?Thanks for your comments.~MM