Many things in my life changed when I made the switch from "classroom teacher" to "education consultant". These include:
1. I lost the ability to walk in high heels for hours on end
2. My house is much cleaner on a regular basis
3. I've spent more time on an airplane or in a car in the past 11 months than the previous 5 years combined
4. Apparently, I've lost my ability to effectively multitask
What happened to the girl who used to be able to reply to a parent's email, schedule a bus for a volleyball tournament, catch up the student who was absent for 7 days and introduce the next topic in our unit, all while carrying on conversations with 3 separate students regarding behaviour, questions and direction?
Whew! The fact that that was my life every day for the previous 5 years makes me exhausted!!
So I guess I've been a bit babied working with adults -- they're polite, quiet at the appropriate times and generally do not interrupt the task that I'm working on. I'm going to blame this coddling I've received as being the reason why my Fresh Look Fridays posts have been a bit late these days :)
Anyhoo, sometimes being 72 hours behind the eight-ball has it's perks. For instance, today's cool site is something of a recent phenomenon that I've seen lit up all over Twitter this afternoon:
The Wilderness Downtown is an experimental music video using HTML5 (hence, the reason HTML5 is trending today). For those who haven't been immersed in the tech world for awhile, HTML5 is what is supposed to replace Flash on websites. Apple says HTML5 is the next generation of interactivity, hence the reason it won't support Flash on it's devices. Confused? You should be...
I recommend trying out this little experiment by clicking the link below. **Please note** This ONLY works in Google Chrome (not Firefox, not Internet Explorer, and certainly not Safari).
Prepare to be amazed, confused, awestruck and amused all at the same time ;)
Maybe you could show this in class and get your kids to explain to you how they created this!