Sorry, folks...I just took the kids to a special late-night showing of Transformers. I have no idea how to tie this into educational technology, but I just have to throw it out there. This movie absolutely rocked. The technical wizardry was amazing, Michael Bay captured enough nostalgia for us Gen-Xers who had countless Transformers as kids, and it was remarkably funny. I can't even imagine how much GM paid to have most of their vehicles transform into giant alien robots, but as an exercise in marketing, I must say that I feel utterly compelled to go buy a GM truck (or at least a 2009 Camaro). This movie has just launched itself very near the top of my Favorite Movies of All Time List and beat out Aliens as my Favorite Action Movie of All Time.
Can everyone either take the day off from work tomorrow (or take advantage of the summer break), go see Transformers (don't worry if you don't have kids - say you're doing research for a Marketing class or computer graphics or whatever), and then talk back below and tell me how to relate it to Ed Tech? I'm sure it can be done - I'm still just too pumped about GM vehicles I can't afford on a teacher's salary and hoping my minivan transforms into something much more interesting overnight.
One potential tie-in: the main character was identified to robots through his Ebay account. Online privacy education, anyone?
Cheers and enjoy the movie!