Hurry Up & Wait! #GIFFest

It’s official, the ds106 GIF Fest is upon us! Just in time for the coming Mayan apocalypse no less, huzzah! I thought I’d set the bar really low, to see if I can anger the GIF gods to come and make something better. That, and I thought it might be nice to create a GIF that many of my educational technology brothers and sisters could use in a pinch to illustrate the frustrating nature that is the 21st century work place; we seem like we’re all in a hurry to get somewhere (usually collaboratively, reflectively, and in a standards-based fashion), but we just can’t seem to get there.

endless copying

It’s like we’re all in a hurry to wait for the next thing, which of course how I felt when I saw that pulsating blue progress bar today as I copied over a bunch of videos from around campus to turn into some teacher introductions. Our teachers and school board members don’t often get a chance to meet with one another (typically our principals present to the school board about what’s happening in their buildings), so last year I helped craft a few videos to present some of our “tech leaders” to the school board. It’s been awhile since I’ve done any, and I thought it might be time to pick it back up as we have some new school board members after the election last Fall.


    1. Turning up the “campy dial” to 11 will be the next step. I’m toying with the idea of mixing up some good 80s flicks into mash-up GIFS. We’ll see what happens.

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