I have made videos while driving. I have made slow motion videos of my own facilitation. I have made vlogs in a community of reflective practice. I have even made 6 second videos for a keynote. Suffice it to say, videos are something that I find compelling value within.
However, of late, I have had trouble finding time to make them. By the end of the day I feel as though I don’t have anything left to give. I don’t want to appear haggard on camera and not give everything I have to the creation of something new. That is where this idea came from.
As it turns out, I have a dedicated amount of time between the moment that I park my car and when I arrive at the Denver Public Schools Emily Griffith Campus (my office). Because I park between 4–8 blocks away, it takes me at least 10 minutes to walk in on any given day. I want to use those minutes wisely, as they are incredibly productive because my brain is still fully processing what is coming next.
So, here is what I would like to do:
1. Every morning that I have the inclination, I would like to make a video on my way from my parked car to my office.
2. Each time I make that video, I would like to be answering an important question about our work in DPS or about something going on in the world of education and/or technology.
3. Each time I make that video, I would like to have it ready to upload by the time I walk into the front door.
In order to help me make this happen and create a community to support this practice, here is what I would like you to do:
1. Tweet me questions you have using the hashtag #AskBenW
2. Watch some (or all) of the videos and comment upon them as you see fit.
3. Create your own #Ask[WhateverYourNameIs] hashtags and let folks ask you questions too.
I hope this idea isn’t too crazy or too out there for you. I hope this idea makes you want to create videos as it helps me to create my own. Thank you for taking part in this experiment.