Monday, March 16, 2015
In the Pink Headband
6th period "computer literacy". They had a scavenger hunt assignment. The teacher had found 20 images online, and the students had to find those exact same images using image search.
(To make sure the students didn't cut and paste, the teacher had color coded his assignment sheet.)
Some of these images the students located easily. Many of them recognized Channing Tatum. The parts of a leaf they could narrow down to. An image of the Afghan flag took some scrambling, but eventually they figured it out. Some clip art and logos they got in the ballpark for, but weren't quite there. (Okay, I got as close as I remember to some of those links, but I don't think I got the exact ones that were used.)
They explained all of this to me. Then they pointed out one picture. (This link is to the picture that was on the scavenger hunt.)
"You see the guy with the pink headband?"
Me: "You mean Andre Agassi?"
It was early Agassi, before he shaved his head, when he wore all the wild colors. But I recognized him readily enough.
Student: "It took US forever to find out who that was, and then to find that image..."
Yep, I feel old...