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Nov 16 2008

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Más allá de YouTube: En busca de sitios con videos educativos

YouTube es sin duda uno de los sitios que brindan una buena cantidad de videos educativos. Sin embargo, no debemos detener nuestra búsqueda allí. Como se reseña en este artículo de Free Technology for Teachers hay una variedad de sitios en donde podamos encontrar videos que podemos integrar en nuestras clases. De la lista me llamaron la atención Big Think y Fora TV. Allí encontré dos excelentes presentaciones: una de la analista junguiana Jean Shinoda Bolen y otra de la escritora Gail Sheehy. Ambas charlas giran en torno al impacto de enfermedades terminales y su significado para el desarrollo espiritual.

En la charla de Shinoda Bolen se  hace referencia a un poema de Mary Oliver titulado “The Summer Day”   que termina preguntando:

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

The Summer Day
Mary Oliver

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don’t know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

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