Rear Window Timelapse from Jeff Desom on Vimeo.
If you’re a fan of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, you’ll enjoy this timelapse of what Jimmy Stewart was viewing from his wheelchair bound existence in the film. It’s the film condensed into 2 minutes 58 seconds – a cracking pace!
A cracking pace is what I need to employ to get through a power of work this weekend. I’ve got presentations to polish and report comments to write. Not exactly riveting fun, but necessary work. This time next week I’ll be preparing to leave for San Diego and the ISTE Conference. So much to do before then, best I get to it.
Have a great weekend- find something fun to so and I’ll live vicariously through you!
Cast your eyes over this and tell me it’s not a possibility. You better have the coffers full if you want unfettered access to the sky!
Thanks Tom Scott, for imagining what might be. I’ll be using this in my English class this week. This is storytelling, 21st century style. Teachers everywhere, this is the kind of thing we can and should be doing in our classes. We should be extending our students creative thinking and using combinations of print, visual and digital mediums to transfer meaning. At a recent Vate Conference, Professor Robert Dixon from the University of Sydney said that the study of English in Secondary schools is a multi discipline, recognising the need to address digital and visual literacy as well as print. This is certainly what the documentation in the Australian Curriculum is telling us.
So, sharpen your skills. Make sure you can help your students imagine and create.
This was the brief advertising firm D1gits was given;
The iPad act was a custom creation, made to be performed in the Stockholm booth at MIPIM trade show in Cannes. It was commissioned by lovely bureau Step2 Communications and the brief was to create a visual, magical and striking presentation about Stockholm using modern technology.
I think they filled the brief pretty well, don’t you?
A long weekend ahead in celebration of the Queen’s birthday. A monarchist I am not, but I’m happy to take the holiday break right now. I’ve got plenty of work to do, so this weekend will be heads down with fingers taped to the keyboard I’m afraid. I’ll try and squeeze some time with family and friends in, provided I keep myself on track and knock over as much as I can for two presentations and some school report writing . I know, you’re brimming over with envy right now, aren’t you? Who could resist such a tempting weekend’s activity? Me, for one, but I’ve got to commit or I’ll be mightily stressed this time next week!
I hope your weekend sounds more promising than mine. Enjoy whatever comes your way.
Indulge me for a moment this Friday. One of my favourite memories from my visit to Italy last year with students from my school, was spending a day at Pisa visiting The Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square), where you will find the infamous Leaning Tower, the cathedral, the Baptistry and the cemetery. This video is like being there all over again, from the train ride through to the magnificent sights – the only thing missing is the exceptional gelato we experienced in the town centre.
And where did I come across this video? Why, at a new site on offer from Google, World Wonders Project. The project aims to bring to life wonders of the modern and ancient world. Here’s what they have to say on their Education page within the site:
The World Wonders Project is a valuable resource for students and scholars who can now virtually discover some of the most famous sites on earth. The project offers an innovative way to teach history and geography to students of primary and secondary schools all over the world.
Educational resource packs are available for Secondary history and geography classes.
Now take a look at how they did it.
It’s moments like these when I love what Google are doing. Giving people the opportunity to have a virtual immersive experience in locations that many will never have the opportunity to physically visit is an altruistic act. It’s one of the ways the web is a leveler – for those with Internet access of course!
Have a great weekend. I’ll be putting together my ISTE presentation, and giving more thought to the TEDxMelbourne Education Leadership talk. Hamish Curry sent out a tweet tonight saying the event is now fully booked -apparently in record time for them!
Enjoy whatever comes your way. Find some time for good friends, good food and maybe a drop of good wine into the mix.