This is How We Dream:
In these two videos, This is How we Dream Parts 1 and 2, Dr. Miller is talking about the importance of writing and how writing greatly influences society today. He talks about incremental change being how we use our computer and the desktop is a "work area". We can read, research, and learn about anything without stepping into a library. He wrote a document about the Bush Doctrine entirely from his computer, without going to a library or using any physical books. His document is in print form and online form. The online form of the document is there indefinately, although the printed form can be thrown away.
There are perks to doing a document online, you can add video and audio to your documents. Even newspapers are changing over to online, instead of using print. Websites change over time and can be updated frequently. The internet and online resources give us another chance to share our ideas freely. As Dr. Miller said in the video, the only restrictions we have are the ones we place on ourselves.
Dr. Miller is basically saying to use a computer and multi media instead of using a paper and pencil. Things that are published on the web reach people faster and you can add things to make things you publish online for appealing and eye catching. Writing is a way to express ones self and with technology you can express yourself even more and in different ways. As a future educator, I plan to make sure that my students always express themselves and their ideas using technological resources.
Carly Pugh's Blog Post #12:
After reading Carly's Blog Post #12, I love how she expresses her creativity throughout and even in her fun colorful layout. Carly's assignment ideas was very creative yet simple. She came very close to Dr. Miller's theory. Her assignment allows for creativity and her ten options for the Youtube videos were thorough. Like she says in her post, that in a perfect classroom students need to think. She was very thorough in her work, she listed all the videos she selected and gave reasons why she chose each one. Her idea was great and it is very evident that she put a lot of work into this blog post.
EDM 310 for Dummies and The Chipper Series:
Edm 310 for Dummies and The Chipper Series, were great. They both had me laughing the whole time.
Edm 310 for Dummies was a cute idea. Two students show their frustration towards Edm 310 and make a book called Edm 310 for Dummies. I am sure all students in Edm 310 can relate to this video and the frustration of learning the new things this class teaches us.
The Chipper series was such a funny video. It showed the importance of being on time and dedicated. The students that made this video had some great ideas. If I had the opportunity to participate in making a video like these, I think it would be fun to make a video as to why it is important to be the best teacher you can be. I would want to show two different situations, one with a good teacher and one with a bad teacher. It would show students and others why it is important to provide the best education for the students we are to teach. It is a blessing to be able to teach.
Learn to Change, Change to Learn:
The video, Learn to Change, Change to Learn, is an inspiring video. It opens the eyes of those watching to the idea that the classrooms today are inadequate. Students are learning more outside of the classroom, through the internet and social networking. These things are banned in most schools, when teachers could be using them as resources to enhance the education of their students. With technology being ever changing, it is important for students to grasp the knowledge they can, with all of the resources there are. The teachers in this video are encouraging us to grasp the transformation of technology in society today.
I could not agree more with this video and the message that it brings. It is our job to give students the best education we can offer them.
Scavenger Hunt 2.0:
This video, Teaching in the 21st Century, was made through a tool called Prezi. Prezi is a site where you can get more for your money, with prices at $4.92/month or $13.25/month. Prezi has many tools to help make presentations more interesting than it would be if your just the regular powerpoint. For educators or students, this is a great deal for a great tool.
Animoto, is a video tool that I have never used before. It has some great features. It allows you to upload photos from your computer, Facebook, Instagram, and other networking sites. It has its own music library, with hundreds of songs, that you can select for your videos. Animoto also makes it easy to share your video on practically any site such as: Youtube, Facebook, Pintrest, Twitter, and other sites as well. This video tool also allows you to pick the resolution you want your video to be in, even in high definition. Animoto also has an application that you can download onto your phone (iPhone or Android) to create videos.
Here is the poll I created using Poll Everywhere. I loved that it took less than a minute to create!!