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Archive for June, 2012

Cat vs Internet (the Oatmeal)

Here is an excerpt from a very funny cartoon from The Oatmeal, about the different methods a cat tries to get its owner’s attention. Click on the image below to see the whole cartoon.

Cat vs Internet - extract from The Oatmeal

What would you do with this cartoon in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the wcontext it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

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Advertisement search engine

Karenne Sylvester pointed me in the direction of Moat.com, a search engine for advertisements. To use it, you type in the name of a brand (ones popular in America work best), and it displays a montage of their adverts. You can also choose films, or select ‘random brand’. Here are two examples:

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What would you do with this search engine in your classroom? You can make any assumptions you like about the context it is used in. Post your ideas in the comments below. All ideas are welcome (there are no wrong answers!)

Click here to find out the idea behind this blog.