Time is that quality of nature which keeps events from happening all at once. Lately it doesn’t seem to be working.
~ Anonymous

This was posted to me this morning, it absolutely blew my mind on a variety of levels.  The messages were amazing, the animation – some of the coolest i have ever seen, it had me questioning myself, my perspective, the time varied time perspectives of the places i have lived, my profession, my students, my kids…and all that before my second cup of coffee…

It was posted by my friend as essential viewing, i really could not agree more.

RSA Animate – The Secret Powers of Time

of course in the spirit this quote:

There is a vibrant debate among scientists over whether technology’s influence on behavior and the brain is good or bad, and how significant it is.

I really suggest that you take the uninterrupted time to read this article

animated 8th graders

Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. This facility makes it the most versatile and explicit means of communication yet devised for quick mass appreciation.
 ~ Walt Disney

The 8th grade students here at the American School of Puerto Vallarta have been busy working in flash.  When the rotoball project was introduced they very near revolted on me; now however, I share with them the pride that they have in the work that has been created:

8th Grade RotoBall from mistermark on Vimeo.


I should also take a minute and share with you our Senior Oscar winner – voted by her peers and other teachers Marifer takes home this year’s honors with her “Dog Shelter” advertisement.

Dog Shelter Ad from mistermark on Vimeo.

Having recently returned from the Google Teachers Academy for Administrators in San Antonio my brain is absolutely overstuffed with PD-type blog posts.  I learned more in this day of professional development than any day previous in my career and would like to thank the organizers for the opportunity.
…more coming stay tuned…