Saturday, May 4, 2013

Blog post 8

This is How We Dream

With todays technology we can make writing a paper a lot more interesting for someone to read on the web. In the video This is How We Dream Part 1, Dr.Miller talks about the different things we can now do to our works that we are going to publish online and into the reach of others to read and learn from. He shows that we can embed videos on our papers we write, the technology we have now we can make our own movies and put them online for other people to use and refer to when they are researching the subject our video is on. Paper books are slowly going out and web literature is coming into play. A student can write a full paper without stepping foot into a library, the student can just find everything online with the use of web-based libraries where everything is digital.

In the second video, This is How We Dream Part 2, Dr. Miller tells us about the difference in the ways you can research and the tools out there to help you research. Most things on the internet are now interactive due to the technology we have these days. A lot of people use iTunes U, where podcasts, movies, and other informative materials can be found. He says that the people who make these materials available are "understanding that ideas do not belong to us individually, but they belong to us as a culture." He also states that "We as educators must be in the business of sharing ideas freely," with te technology we have now there is no reason for students to be left out and uneducated about a subject. The technology we have now is what we can use to push what we want people to know to the very front. We just have to put some time and effort into it when we put it out there on the internet. We need to make it noticeable and rememberable.

Blog Post #12
Carly Pugh's blog post #12 is outstanding. She does not come close to what Dr.Miller was saying, she is using exactly what he is talking about. The playlist idea is a very good one that most people would not think about. If a teacher had youtube playlists they could have always on hand to use with what ever subject they were teaching that day. This was a very thought out post and is very unique. I will be making me a playlist for my future references and needs.

My Idea

My idea for a video for future students will be a video about why it is so important to obey them. I will show the good and the bad with the rules. First do a video of a student not obeying the rule, and then the affects of what will happen if you don't, second I will do a video with a student not obeying the rule and what they are going through then I will do a video of a student that did obey the rule to show how much easier it is just to obey the rules.

Scavenger Hunt

Teacher Social Network
I have joined a teacher social network called Classroom 2.0 , I love this idea of teacher networking because teachers from all around the world can log in and review and share ideas of things they can do in the classroom. I will use this in my future profession, I will post ideas of things that I can do in my class for the students and for the classroom environment. Other teachers from all around the U.S, even the world, can post their comments and their reviews of my ideas. This tool can and will help all future teachers in their endeavors. I for one am going to use this and will encourage my fellow students to do also.

The Prezi Website offers an exciting and new way to make a presentation. Teachers and students should all use it. It is completely free so there is no reason to not use it in a classroom. Every teacher is always trying to come up with ways to engage students, and how to keep their attention, this is a tool they should use. The students would constantly be guessing where the screen would move to next, and what its going to say. This FREE tool gives a new meaning to the word presentation.

Unique Video Tool
This video tool is astonishing! I will use Animoto in my future classrooms. Some of the special features are that the website has music you can pick and put on your presentation. With the video program you can put videos or pictures. The program also give you multiple themes to pick from and the music selection that fits the different themes. It is a good tool for a teacher to use when she is trying to keep her students attention. I think I'm going to use this and play different videos, that pertain to what we are doing, randomly throughout class time.

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