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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Who Says TV isn't Educational?


I was videotaping in an elementary school classroom yesterday. Fourth Grade. Knowing kids love to mug up to the camera, I thought I'd lay down a few rules... "Does anyone know what my most important rule is?" Several hands went up. I called on a girl: "No screaming?" she queried. "Well, that's a good rule, but it's not the one I'm looking for."

Another hand went up. I called on a 10-year old boy. "Don't look into the camera," he answered confidently. "That's right! You get a prize!"

After we finished, the boy approached me and asked if he could tell me how he knew not to look into the camera. I was actually dying to know.

"It was on Nickelodeon. Timmy Turner from Fairly Odd Parents said "Don't look at the camera! Just focus!"

Who says TV isn't educational?

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4 Comments:

  • At 8:05 AM, Blogger Trixie said…

    Sounds like the kid is ready for Star Search or some such show...

     
  • At 3:24 PM, Anonymous Katie said…

    TV is educational. I mean, I've personally learned so much from say- SATC. I guess people have different definitions of education, or what is important to learn.

     
  • At 9:17 AM, Blogger Virgil Libertas said…

    Cute story! "Out of the mouths' of babes", eh? Thanks for visiting my blog, you keep a nice one yourself.

     
  • At 7:36 PM, Blogger Sarabeth said…

    You can get information from a variety of sources.

     

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