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To read well is to master the ages

May 30, 2013

teacher1961 FINAL

Inspiration for this piece: Jim Groom’s new DS106Zone design assignment, “Create a READ poster.”

Tool: I used my favorite web-based, free photo editor Pixlr to create the three layers for the poster.

The screen shot in my READ poster is from “The Changing of the Guard,” one of my favorite Twilight Zone episodes. If you’re an educator, and have not yet seen it, grab a gallon of Kleenex and dial it up. I’m a know sentimentalist and a lover (not a fighter), but I hope everyone might find some inspiration in the story of the suicidal aging Professor Fowler and the generations of students whose lives he touched.

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. (Benjamin Franklin)

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  1. byzantiumbooks permalink
    May 30, 2013 4:37 pm

    I watched this episode the week before the current ds106 started, and I must say it gives perspective on what educators do when they retire. Like a well-read book, a life is full of memories of the characters that played roles, and the interactions we had with them, and the futures they lived out.

    Your poster has a classic look to it, with the bespectacled, bearded professor holding a book, possibly reading aloud a favourite passage. Your use of a Latin quotation adds to the classic motif.

    Well done! Muy bien! Sehr gut! Ipsum bonum!

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