Sunday, June 26, 2011

Making Meaning. Part 3: Transcript for XtraNormal Video

Part 3: Transcript

(If you had any difficulty making meaning of the video, try looking at the transcript.  A couple of notes about the text are shown at the end.)

Watson: Hey Sharky, do you see the Towers of London sticking up all over the Harbor of Havana?

Sharky: My dear Watson, why get distracted by the periphery of our canvas? You don’t have to search out something new all the time.  What is spotlighted?

Watson: Hmm. My naked body and my eyes looking back at you?

Sharky: Yes, it’s elementary.  And by using your two routines what did you learn?

Watson: Leona said her students have trouble reading metaphors.  Like if Ravitch* says teachers are robots, they’d go huh?  But if they made their own comic following Cory’s step by step going thru what they see, what it’s like

Sharky: That would be basic similes.

Watson: Yes and then making them into metaphors.

Sharky: I see and why would teachers be robots

Watson: Because they’re given a script to teach to the test.

Sharky: And what’s wrong with that.

Watson: Hmm. Let me put it this way: it’s like what happens when a person’s exuberant swim in the Caribbean gets ravaged by shark teeth.  The love of learning is damaged or killed.  Teaching to tests is deadly.

Sharky: I see you’ve learned my methods well, Watson.

Watson: Actually, Sharky, it was more about getting passionate about Web2.0’s paradigm of learning.

*Diane Ravitch, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing & Choice Are Undermining Education. 
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