The scene is incredibly choreographed with Williams in a huddle with the students, and as he says his lines the camera pans to the excited looks on the students faces. It captures their innocence, excitement, and enthusiasm to take on the world. Watching the movie on my own, often brings tears to my eyes as you see looks on the eager students' faces. Isn't that the look, as teachers, we strive to generate?
I think that scene did exactly what I wanted it to do for my presentation, namely to exemplify how we live in such amazing times that allow all of us to share art, beauty, ideas,and love across the world, using 21st century technology.
Here is the scene:
I hate to say great minds think alike, because I certainly don't consider myself to have a great mind. But I was so happy to think that I made the same connection with this scene as someone else.
Teachers.... parents.... be inspired to use technology to let your children, your students, yourself... contribute a verse!