- OMG we love to hate it.
- It's so LINEAR. Point A to Point B. Hope you caught it all the first time.
- TEXT! I cannot read another paragraph of size 8 font or another bulleted list.
- COMIC SANS.
It's non-linear! It has some cool transition effects! It can give us all vertigo!
But what if what you and your students actually want to tell a more complex story?
How could we capture the history and context of our work?
"What are the Parts of this system?"
"What are their Purposes?"
"What are the Complexities that are a normal part of this system? What are the Complexities that change over time?"
Your work means more when you are describing what makes it cool using lots of details
Take risks! There is no cost to failing and doing it over usually means doing it better. Make something worthy!
Don't feel stuck to a single idea or a single project. If you have a good idea, roll with it!
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
SHARE! Share ideas with each other, share tools and materials and find and share research.
Rule #1: Always yield to the Hands-On Imperative
Chicken eggs must always be kept warm to grow a baby chick.
Hens sit on eggs for 21 days to make them hatch.
Chicks take their first breath from an air pocket inside their egg
Chicks don't eat for the first two days of their lives because they are fed by their yolk - it's inside them!
The fluff a chick is born with is called "down". As they grow they get real feathers.
A chicken's comb helps it keep cool in the heat!
Male and female chicks look the same on the outside. They can have similar combs, feathers and some hens even crow! You can only tell them apart reliably by whether they lay eggs or not.
Chickens have great eyesight during the day, but terrible eyesight at night.
Once a year they will lose and regrow their feathers - this is called "molting" and it makes their bodies tired.
When a hen goes "broody" she will nest and start gathering a clutch of eggs to sit on. If she hatches them, she will usually take care of the chicks.
Some breeds are good "broody" hens and some are not. Heirloom breeds are usually better mothers because they have been bred for the trait.
Is it hard?
- Google log in
- Google Photos access
- Intuitive interface
- In the cloud - no storage issues, access it anywhere
- iPad App - it's already in Self Service!
- Insert photos and videos from your Camera Roll on your iPad
- Sharing! Collaborating!
That's it. Just an easy way to tell a better story.