My take on digital media in the classroom, the next-gen lecturer, went ultra-viral last summer, tripling up on Did You Know?, and making Sir Ken Robinson wish he never paid attention to his YouTube stats, etc.
Responding to demand, I'd like to serialize the video into an ongoing series called What Can You Do With This?, the structure of which will go like this:
- I will post a digital photo or some digital video. I will do this without elaboration.
- We will take to the comments and angle ourselves at the best possible use of that media in a classroom setting, which use, I predict, will be superior to the one I originally imagined.
At the very least, we will find in these (high-res, DRM-free) media a better way to introduce material than whatever "real world" contrivance your textbook recommends. At best, we will train our eyes to find our content areas in the world around us, becoming better teachers in the process.