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.