Sunday, January 8, 2012

Meandering the internet but finding the essential...

Thanks to Pavan, creator of a great blog, Pancakes for Recess, I discovered these great posters by Christian Jackson.  I can't help but think what a great lesson for theme or what is the essential essence of a story, having kids create the image for a favorite story. 

When I was a child my parents bought an Encyclopedia Britannica and I would go to look up something for homework and then start looking at other articles, not always completing the initial homework far later than I should have (in case my students might read this, of course I always got my homework completed eventually...) and I find myself doing this as well on the internet. 

I look at a posting on twitter and that leads me in other directions such as today but many times just like many years ago these meanderings are often quite useful and often delightful. 


Alan Cooper said...

That rings a bell for me! For one with a happily wandering mind the internet just makes it better. Time spent diverted is only wasted if the diversion is not so diverting as the straight-line path.

Gregory K. said...

Oooh, those are great posters! Thanks for sharing that link.