Videos ~ Videos ~ Videos!

Students, lots of great videos to make you think and smile! Please answer the questions related to each video. Enjoy!

Fifty years ago JFK authorizes the Peace Corps. Students, since you were introduced to the Peace Corps through Mr. Collins’ mini session on 60’s Day, I thought this an appropriate video for you to see. Impressions?

Cool job? Think this is easy to do?

SoundWorks Collection: Gary Hecker – Veteran Foley Artist from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

In a not so distant future……which would you love to be able to do?

Great idea! Agree?

A Mom’s dream perhaps, but would it work for you?

Improve Everywhere strikes again! Thoughts?
Tourist Lane

The Worst Ice Skater Ever

Who you gonna call?

Rare Titanic Footage and Other Interesting Stuff

I know that many of you have seen the movie Titanic, and even if you haven’t, you still pretty much know the story behind this majestic vessel. If history could be rewritten, would you have liked to have been a passenger on this ship?

Why can’t we walk in a straight line when blindfolded? Why do we always end up going in circles? The same goes for driving a car or even swimming when there is no point of reference. Why do you think this happens? And…….to this day there is still no clear answer to this puzzle.

Be happy that you are not in school in 1895. Do you think you could pass this eighth grade final exam?
Eighth grade final exam in 1895

Your thoughts?

Snow White, Disney’s first animated feature, was released in 1937. Disney’s 50th film has just been released. Take a look back at all of the Disney films. Which one is your favorite and why?

The World Is Full Of Interesting Things

Students, please watch the following videos. The prompt questions are at the end of the last video. Enjoy!

Nokia ‘Dot’ from Sumo Science on Vimeo.

“From the makers of Wallace and Gromit comes the smallest stop-motion animation ever. The lilliputian main character, aptly named Dot, stands a mere 0.35-inch-tall. According to Popular Science, the animators “used a 3D printer to make 50 different versions of Dot, because she is too small to manipulate or bend like they would other stop-motion animation characters.” Then each print-up was hand-painted by artists looking through a microscope. Once the set and characters were ready to go, the directors attached a CellScope (a cellphone camera with a 50x magnification microscope) to a Nokia N8 and let the cameras roll. You can watch the final cut above” (

Singing Fingers

Sour had their fans tightly choreograph an incredible routine using only their webcams.

Pixel Animation

Star Wars As Never Seen Before

Text 2.0 Reading A Whole New Way

What are your thoughts after watching the above videos?
How has technology changed the way we view, create, read, understand, etc. the things around us?
What do you think the future holds?

Your Life In Six Words And Other Videos To Reflect On

I have a very special Valentine’s present……..and it’s better than chocolate……..
Abigail Aileen Cobb was born at 3:11 pm

There are three tasks for this week’s prompt:

Create a six word memoir
Respond with your thoughts on the following videos

Can you describe your life thus far in six words? It’s a challenge I pose to you. You must be creative and clever and let the real you shine through. Remember that these words need to reflect you……not just be six words. I’ll know the difference. Watch the video below for creative inspiration, but you are not allowed to borrow any ideas. I couldn’t decide which of the three of these I like the best, so here goes:

I would be nothing without books

I still get sick on boats

The best is yet to be

All I would like for you to do is type your six word memoir as I have done.

What do you think of this?

A Brief History Of Pretty Much Everything (The Best Flip Book Ever)

The movie trailer for Gone With The Wind

Can you understand why Johnny was impressed with “the southern gentleman?”

The Tell-Tale Heart And Character Resolutions

Prompt 1

Please watch parts 1 and 2 of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart.” This is a great version starring the wonderful actor, Vincent Price. Total time is less than ten minutes.

What are your initial thoughts before we begin discussions?

Prompt 2

Happy New Year! Many people make new year’s resolutions. Resolutions are decisions to do or achieve certain things. They usually involve making personal changes.

Using a recent IR book, pick a character you know well and make up three resolutions for that character. Explain in detail why you made these resolutions for your character in regards to what is happening in the story.