Last week I featured Rives and his 4.am conspiracy plot tale. In response, Angela Stockman let me know about this one from Rives, ‘A story of mixed emoticons‘. I used it with my Year 9 class this week and it led to a spirited discussion about the morphing of language over time and how symbols can transcend language barriers. The video is embedded in our class Ning and we have a forum discussion based around it. What was really wonderful was looking at the faces of my students as they watched this tale unfold. They were so focused and all of them had that open mouthed half smile you see when people are genuinely engrossed in something amusing. Those are the classroom moments I savour.
Hope you have wonderful plans for the weekend ahead. Can’t say I have much planned, but let’s face it, any weekend is a good one!