Thursday, April 16, 2009

Teaching Technology Woes

I would just like to appeal for some sympathy this evening because I am feeling very sorry for myself.

I prepared a beautiful 37 slide powerpoint presentation about Elizabeth Taylor for today's Actresses of the Silver Screen attendees. And a very brilliant talk peppered with sparkling quotes.

Got to the auditorium, put the thumb drive into the computer, and...
Approximately 87% of the images would not display.

How would Miss Taylor handle such a situation, I wondered. With grace and charm, no doubt.

Then I thought of her Oscar-winning performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

But I am not a famous Hollywood actress.

This is what I looked like:

In two weeks, I am scheduled to talk about Claudette Colbert.

I am making sock puppets just in case.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Upcoming Classic Movies Series: Great Actresses Of The Silver Screen

I'm excited to announce that I'll be introducing two films this April at Clark College. The series features five classics with wonderful actresses. You can learn more about the specifics at this Mature Learning webpage and register if you're interested.

"My" films are Taming of the Shrew with Elizabeth Taylor on April 16th and It Happened One Night with Claudette Colbert on April 30th. I'm having fun preparing a short slideshow for each. Such glamour and talent!

If you have any suggestions of things I should include, feel free to comment. But with these women's lives as rich as they are, I don't think I'll be hard pressed to find material....