Kony 2012…it’s time to do something!

Kony 2012

courtesy of Invisible Children

This video about the lives of children soldiers in Uganda, Kony (the leader of the LRA in Uganda) and the drive we should all have to do something to help came out recently and has gone viral immediately.  The reason being, it is very well done and inspires the viewer to take some sort of action.

KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.

After talking to a friend at work about it, I realized that we all want to do something to “save the world”, but are often overwhelmed because we feel too small or inadequate to make a tangible difference.  The Kony video challenges that feeling.  We are all capable of changing a small part of the world.  We just have to want to.

The best quotes for me from the film:

1. (as a new mom): “He didn’t choose where or when he was born, but because he is here, he matters”.

2. “Who are you to end a war?  I am telling you, who are you not to?”

If only we could all treat one another this way.  Every day.

Weekly googles…(hehe, don’t judge!)

I always think that it would be fun to take a look at the random things googled during the week to reflect back on how random these thoughts in my head really are!  Ridiculous, yes.  Fun, double yes.  Enjoy this weeks “googles”.

1. Baby Fedoras…Google it. Picture that little tiny hat on a smiling little face.  Sigh.

2. “who’s your favorite?” YouTube video. It’s viral because it’s awesome!

3. Lobs: the “long bob”. Considering options for when/if I donate my goldilocks.

 

4. Little bird tales: a site for making Digital Stories for kids, so precious!

5. Tagxedo: a site for making fun word-clouds. My students might love these.  Heck, I might!

courtesy of tagxedo - artbymegan.com

6. Diigo: a site for digital “bookmarking” instead of saving ideas on my actual laptop or all over the place!

7. Seeing the Everyday Magazine. Absolutely amazing. Beautiful images, stories and artwork.  Take a look.

Courtesy of Seeing the Everyday Magazine

Happy weekend everyone!

M