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Check the VodPod; do the poll

Go down the side bar to find the Pod. Then —


My own views

I wasn’t going to say anything, but on reflection decided I would.

The three videos interpret and recreate something of William Golding’s much-studied novel Lord of the Flies. Each was done by students working in different contexts and for different purposes. Two of them take the “facts” of the novel and seek to present them in cinematic terms; one is the result of an alternative ending exercise, a “what if?” question. Two of them are highly imaginative; one is not. In fact one is everything I was afraid a YouTube video might be and is, from an English teaching perspective, a total waste of space. Two I would give “A”; one I would give “F”. In one case I would also want to send the students to some kind of course in water safety or surf life saving!

Now you decide. 🙂


I make a difference! What about you?

You may have seen this, but maybe not…

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Posted by on October 11, 2007 in humour, teaching


LOL! Pedagogical and theological disaster zone…

This is from a show seen in Scotland. I hope someone at the ABC or SBS takes note.

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Posted by on October 7, 2007 in classroom control, humour, teaching