Some things I’ve Pinboard: bookmarked over the last week.
- Twitter / hughtheteacher: Love this questioning graphic …
Was well retweeted:
- Is the British education system designed to polarise people? | Education | The Guardian
Young people need to learn to control the richest 1% who dominate Britain, argues Professor Danny Dorling
- Radio #EDUtalk 6-2-2014 David Gilmour: Edubuzz | EDUtalk
We had a great chat on Edutalk this week with David, mostly about edubuzz, there are some really great nuggets of wisdom about introducing ict and the web into education.
I was at TeachMeet West Dumbartonshire/ this week and picked up lots of good ideas and a couple of new blogs to add to ScotEdublogs: Learning is the Work | Sharing our learning and Higher English Online | Critical Essay, Close Reading, Folio & NAB advice.
Last week I linked to the Gif Party at Late at Tate Britain February 2014 (and submitted a few gifs ) I got a tweet linking to a post on the Liberate Tate site: We finally got invited to a party at Tate! Subverting the party with some gifs.
Typing about gif, Theo tweeted me a link to a great youtube video:
Man with a Movie Camera (Alloy Orchestra) 1929 – Человек с киноаппаратом – YouTube, ideal gif material (I’ve already pulled a few easy ones). This is a movie by Dziga Vertov.
In the 2012 Sight and Sound poll, the critics voted Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera (1929) the 8th best film ever made.
but I had never heard of it. It has lead down a rabbit hole of links, starting with the wikipedia one, and endinf, so far, at UbuWeb Sound – Dziga Vertov:
Enthusiasm! The Dombass Symphony (1930) is possibly Dziga Vertov’s most revolutionary achievement: a symphony of abstract industrial noise for which a specially designed giant mobile recording system was constructed (it weighed over a ton) in order to capture the din of mines, furnaces and factories. For Vertov, the introduction of sound film didn’t mean talkies, but the opportunity to collage, montage and splice together constructions of pure environmental noise.
I love his idea of a mobile recording system (my emphasis), mine weighs about 4 ounces
- JellyCam — Stop-motion maker is free, only exports to flv videos at the moment. Might be a nice way to start stop-motion in the class, runs on windows and mac, but needs the adobe air system. Nice and simple, but you can do some basic editing and add mp3 audio.