Subject: Just thanks
Message: Hi Mr. Groom –
I read your essay on *Clash of the Titans*, part of which (the iconic Medusa scene) I intend to show my college class in Greek and Roman Myth this afternoon. I wanted some ideas for ways to discuss the scene that will bring the students beyond blasting the special effects, and your essay was really helpful. Nice analysis, and thanks from a fellow fan!
Best wishes to you,
T. in Kansas
I just stumbled upon this note I got a couple of months back, an while I already posted it before, it still speaks volumes about writing about what interests you regardless of your field. I, for one, truly believe that when you write about something you love, you’re engaging in the very act the field of EdTech often objectifies: teaching. The simple fact is you don’t need to always be talking about teaching, technology, students, and classrooms to teach, sometimes you just need employ them when you write about “that little patch up there in Mississippi” that you know and love best. And in many ways, this, beyond all the discussions surrounding educational theory, edtech, the internet, etc., excites me the most, the small, unexpected connections with a fellow fan. Thank you, T.