Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Every Teacher Needs a Sense of Humor

Some years ago, the saying, "Said No Teacher Ever Said," got popularized. Recently, another video using this phrase was made, with lots of irony and satire. I discussed the video (online via Twitter) with another teacher, and we wondered together if it was worth showing to teachers in my class this semester. Well, here it is, and you can decide for yourself. Perhaps you've already seen it. Let me know what you think, and I can send feedback to my colleague who was curious about how teachers in a graduate course would react. There's also the possibility you have already seen it; the video had over 360,000 hits on YouTube as of today, August 27, 2013.

Never Underestimate the Power of Social Media

I was taking a break from my usual fall prep for classes, and shifted over to Facebook. It was when I came across this story which went viral that I decided to take a look. This is one story I will never forget, and the response to it demonstrates once again the power and value of social media to share life stories.

To see the video of "Photo of Wife Carrying Marine Husband--Goes Viral, "click on the image below or the play button in the first embedded video. I have also embedded a version from YouTube in the event that you have trouble accessing the story from the WFSB site.

WFSB 3 Connecticut

If the video does not load for you from WFSB 3, here's an embedded version found on YouTube.

What's your reaction to the video and the voice of social media?