Archive for March 26th, 2012
While our daily lives become more and more digital, some things just vanish. They simply disappear. We can remember them by visiting The Museum of Obsolete Objects, a fascinating, and slowly developing, YouTube channel.
From the quill and the abacus, through morse code, to the floppy disk, typewriter and cassette, there are videos of some interesting artefacts in action. (I am starting to feel old!)
A full on and fun day with a hundred colleagues from across the Canterbury area, at St Stephen’s Junior School, in Canterbury itself.
Being in such an historically rich setting, got us thinking: what would folk from the Medieval period think, if they were able to experience some of the technological wizardry we shared here today?!
As technology speeds forward, even these days, we too can feel left behind. The gargoyle’s wide mouthed amazement matches some of our modern day worries about new tools. We can fear that we don’t fully understand them. If we don’t, it is a good idea to be honest – there will be children who do. If we DO know, it is sometimes a good idea to pretend we don’t… that’s when some great learning takes place. Offering guidance & support to a teacher?! Motivation indeed! Continue Reading