My combined year 11 and 12 class had just logged on to their computers when one of the students asked whether I had seen the Kony video. Intrigued, I asked for more information, then decided to forget the planned lesson and let the class watch it.
How opportune it was as the students are studying online communities, their purpose and functionality etc! The documentary is gripping and is powerful viewing. It makes for some wonderful discussion points for IT in general, including the power of social networking and online communities, demonstrates some fine visual data, gripping viewing and a challenge. The documentary, uploaded yesterday, shares the atrocious work of Kony in Uganda and his role in murder, child soldiers, rapes and the slave trade. The aim is to catch him before the end of the year.