Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"Welcome Back Cotter"

There ought to be some sort of prize for any 70's trivia buff who could remember that old TV show starring "Mr. Cotter", about a teacher, played by Gabe Kaplan. Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqw1RC3d1d0

I even remember Room 222, another show from those days. Plus some great movies about teaching from which you can actually learn some good and useful do's and dont's: "Ferris Bueller", "Back to School", "Stand and Deliver", "Dead Poet's Society" and I'll bet you could name some favorites too.

I'm going to try to keep this blog up and running for awhile and post some interesting (to me at least) comments and resources and interesting stuff. I'll leave it to you and your comments to steer me in the right direction.

3 comments:

Dr. Tom said...

Here's a youtube.com excerpt in case you're interested:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqw1RC3d1d0

cim said...

Hi there,
I'm looking forward to Digital Media and I think it's great to have a blog to visit from our prof. After watching my nieces and nephews absorbed by YouTube videos for hours, I began to think about how their collective imagination is going to differ from those of us who had only a limited number of TV shows to watch. When I mention The Brady Bunch to other 40 somethings, we immediately pull from the same images. With all the media at kids' disposal now, what will be their common tongue? It won't be the same commercial jingles that still ring in my head.
--Cim

Dr. Tom said...

Cim:

Always good to hear from a fellow blogger...and it looks to me like you've done quite a bit of it!

Thanks, Tom