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Where we’re at..

Hey CheeseDoodles,

It’s been pretty busy week for Mr. Patterson. Between making a video for Malvern Idol, taking my Chess Team to UTS, trying to finish my book for book club and, oh yeah, planning and ‘teaching’ class, I’ve been a bit lazy about updating the old blog.

A few quick reminders of what we’ve done lately.

1. We’ve now read 4 of the 5 articles. There was a quiz on the based on the “Google” article. Many people from my period E class missed the quiz and did not come for the make-up this morning. Ah well, c’est la vie. The fewer quizzes I mark, the more time I have to devote to interpretive dance.

2. We spent a class talking about Julian Assange and Wikileaks. We watched an interview, read an article and watched a rather┬ádisturbing bit of video which I won’t post here (grade 9’s visit this site) but you can find easily on Wikileaks.

3. We talked about and read about the internet fad of ChatRoulette. We also talked a little about the history of youtube and watched some videos from it’s early years.

Here’s a few of the video’s we talked about/watched in class.

1. Speakers Corner: Before the internet was anything, CITY TV creator Moses Znaimer created a show that was, for all intents and purposes, an ancestor of Youtube.

2. Me at the Zoo: The first video ever posted on youtube. Try not to die from the thrills.

3. Bus Uncle: The first youtube video to catch somebody freaking out. It would not be the last.

4. Guitar: A kid showing off his stuff with a cover of Pacheble’s “Canon” is the first person to gain fame over youtube from mad skills.

5. Theater of Humiliation: Some people became famous against their will. Sadly, fame often came with a price (humiliation, degradation) but little to no financial reward.

6. Supercute: Another mainstay of youtube is the ‘supercute’ video. Here are the two most famous.