Thursday, November 29, 2012

TedsDay - Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education

Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education -- the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.
Sugata Mitra's "Hole in the Wall" experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they're motivated by curiosity and peer interest. Full bio »

"Education-as-usual assumes that kids are empty vessels who need to be sat down in a room and filled with curricular content. Dr. Mitra's experiments prove that wrong."
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Rollin' Safari

20. International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart 2013

The FMX trailers are traditionally created by students of the Institute of Animation, Effects and Digital Postproduction at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. The 2013 trailer Rollin' Safari was directed by Kyra Buschor, Ännie Habermehl and Constantin Paeplow and produced by Valentina Bruening and Philipp Wolf. Please find the complete credit list here.

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Talks - Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices

The life and career of the renowned voice actor of animation and radio.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Talks - Frank and Ollie

Master animators Frank Thomas and Oliver Johnson talk about their work on classic animated features. Brilliant and insightful documentary.

filmed 1995
more Info: Imdb
buy it here: Amazon

Friday, November 2, 2012

FridayFun - How to tie a Bowtie

A concise, magical movie for aspiring bow-tie-wearers and everyone else. Through the sleight of hand of stop-motion animation, The Hill-Side's indigo chambray bow tie comes to life and teaches you how to tie itself, in a few simple steps. Best of all, there aren't any clumsy human hands to get in the way!