Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Using old technology in a new way

One of my favorite lessons is one I do for Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Years ago I made a video of me reading the story in character and basically making a bit of a mess out of it. I then played myself telling the story and talking back and forth to the television. It was for an education class I was taking at the time. The tape went forgotten for about 20 years until I re-discovered it and digitized it. Now I play it on one of my old Predictas which I call my "Long ago and Far Away" machine and pretend to be doing a "teleconference." The kids are amazed to watch me talk to a younger version of myself while I tell the story. Trouble is, I can only do it once!

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