Saturday, August 25, 2012


I enjoyed this TEDtalk from Chris Anderson a couple of months ago.  I didn't think about it too much until I kept noticing how video is constantly popping up in our lives.  Chris  talks about how video is the new way people are educating themselves.  It is a powerful way people can share their ideas, new ways of doing things, innovation in their field.  It is a way to reach everyone all over the world and make the world a better place.

This TEDtalk has inspired me to take video learning opportunities seriously and to look at how we at home are using video to learn and share what we are doing.

Claire has been making videos of her foster dogs which are becoming increasingly innovative.  Tristan has made short stop animation movies.  We watch video tutorials and Youtubes all the time, whether to find out how bake a cake from scratch, install a Minecraft Mod or whatever we can't figure out independently in the moment.

We will be making a documentary as part of the Huckleberry Hill project and hopefully after that, our children will have the skills to go forth and make videos and documentaries on their own....or if not they will just google it and watch a video on how to do it!

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