Life, not as we know it

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.

 

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  1. I found a transcript here. You are right, this is gold to stimulate discussion. I might even use it with my VCE IT class :-)

    Welcome to Life – The Singularity, Ruined By Lawyers (video) http://bit.ly/L0rKzw

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