Last night’s premiere of Discovery Channel HD’s Planet Earth made me appreciate Tivo and our HD TV in a whole new light!
I know the buzz has been building for weeks now! I have had students come up to me and tell me how excited they were to see it, I have heard that the preview commercials were the water cooler topic in businesses across the country, and I have even had teachers request it on unitedstreaming, even before they saw the 1st episode! Well, the power and energy of what Discovery does best has been unleashed as it has never been before.
New technologies made this 5 year, 2000 filming days, and 204 location project possible. If you hung in there til the very end you were able to get an glimpse into how it was possible to get the entire wild dog hunt filmed for the first time ever. Anyone else out there amazed that the camera that can film about a mile away can be so crystal clear?!?
I took some time to explore Discovery Channel’s website this morning and wanted to let you know about some great links that you can check out with your students.
and much more by visiting the Planet Earth homepage
And one of my favorites an Interactive Television Event, featuring an on-line tours and trivia synched up to the show
So enough from me… I want to hear from you and your students! What did you love most about Planet Earth? Which was your favorite scene? What episode do you look forward to watching next?