The joy of networks, tight and loose?
Hadn't spoken with fellow blogger Harold Jarche in a long, long time. Months. Maybe a year?
Not sure why. Always enjoyed his writing and ideas. But time is a wry critter.
In any event, his name suddenly pops up in a comment on my blog this afternoon. I then notice -- 2 min later -- that he's in my Skype contact list. Send him a quick thank you. He replies seconds later.
And then he sends me this video gem called "How To Cheat on an Exam".
Sure, it's a cheeky title. But the final take-away in the closing seconds of the short video is classic. Especially the apple bite.
Think you'll like it, regardless of what side of the apple-on-the-desk you claim.
BTW: The video code is found at "5 Min - Life Videopedia", a great little site that is built on the premise of people submitting up-to-5min-long videos for "practical questions" and for people to "share their knowledge".
"Our goal is to create the first communal Life Videopedia allowing users from all over the globe to contribute their knowledge by sharing visual guides."
Now that's cool. Worth-checking-out cool!
And certainly -- all things lead back to the "future of learning" premise -- a fun side project for a teacher to assign to a group of public speaking students, those trying out a science experiment, poetry reciting fans, and just about any other subject-based project known to mankind that can be explained (or at least hinted at) visually in under 5 minutes.
Sure as heck can imagine seeing a dy/dan (meyer) "graphing (math) stories" channel there, but maybe that's just lil' ol' English teacher me who still digs the potential of this 2.0 business having a reasonably positive impact on how schools might 'deliver' education down the road.
Might take a certain "digital native" intern to get the ball rollin' out there in Cali, but I'm semantically optimistic that way. Must be the non-linear, right-side-of-the-brain Kool-Aid I'm drinkin'. (he smiles)