Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A Giant Step for Bud the Teacher

Bud the Teacher was thrilled when his district decided to allow staff to use Blogger. I responded with my latest "yuck".

Congrats on Blogger opening up for you. Giant step for you--backwards step for me. Today I wanted my students to see Le Voyage Dans La Lune (A Trip to the Moon). This film (1902) is considered the first science fiction film and plays a big part in a book I'm reading to my students. The book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick is a wonderful story that revolves around a young boy and his relationship with George Melies, who made the film mentioned above. The point--I watched this 12 minute film on YouTube several weeks ago and today with the kiddos huddled around their machines, waiting with bated breath---YOUTUBE HAD BEEN BLOCKED!!! Yikes! Luckily we saw the video on Google Video--Be sure to check out this book, it's like nothing you've seen before and the kids think it's brilliant.

5 comments:

Bud said...

Rats. I'm sorry the film was blocked. I agree with you about the book, though. I read it last weekend and absolutely loved it.
Keep fighting the good fight!

concernedCTparent said...

Just read Hugo Cabret to my 3 kids. We loved it. It's absolutely wonderful and I hope for them to see the film very soon.

nbosch said...

It was pretty amazing wasn't it. I've got several more "best bets" I'm suppose to be reading this summer. Another good one is Endymion Spring--check it out.

concernedCTparent said...

Thanks for the lead. There's just nothing like a great read is there?

nbosch said...

I think JK Rowling raised the bar for all chidren's books authors. I don't even like to read childrens' books but I've read some brilliant ones. Let me know if you need more referrals, we're getting ready to read Airborn by Kenneth Oppel in cahoots with our Pirates and Shipwrecks study. It's marvelous.