This Is How We Dream: Part 1 and 2
Writing with Multimedia is going to become very important in the future and as teachers, we should know how to use technology and learn how to write with multimedia. Students can prepare research assignments with videos and never have to worry about the library hours or books that have been checked out. The information will be more available and easier to get a hold of since it's coming from the internet. Videos can increase the knowledge of topics because it can be more visualized rather than just a bunch of written text. I believe Writing with Multimedia is crucial for our students futures.
Am I prepared to write with multimedia? Yes, because I understand the importance of learning to write with multimedia. On the other hand, I'm still learning several different tools and places to find relevant information over the web. By the end of the semester I will hopefully be fully prepared and ready to always write with multimedia.
Will my students be able to do this? Yes! I will share all the information I have learned with them and get them ready for their futures. They will be able to use it for school projects and even when they enter the professional work field after college.M y students will be well prepared, know how to think critically, and be able to use technology to learn on their own.
Carly's answer to the "design-an-assignment" blog post uses Youtube videos to create a playlist that expresses her ideas and techniques as a teacher. I think this idea is close to Mr. Miller's dream of writing with multimedia. Instead of writing a paper on her ideas about teaching, she show them through a collection of videos that match her outlook on teaching. I usually use Youtube to learn new things, and for research. I think the playlist is a great idea! I may even create my own playlist one day. It will let me show other teachers, students, and peers what I believe.
The Chipper Series and EDM310 for Dummies
These videos were quirky and different. They put a funny, realistic outlook on viewpoints in EDM310. To be successful in EDM310, you must do your work on time and not procrastinate. The EDM310 for Dummies video showed how we felt about the first few weeks of this course. I have stressed a lot over this class trying to get everything done on time, but I don't have that problem anymore because I've figured out when and the ways to do these assignments. I've taught myself how to use devices, organize my desktop, and how to access other people's blogs to gather information.
The videos were very creative and fun to watch. I would probably base my video on the nehind the scene work done in class. For example, show all of the assignments due every week, all of the window tabs you must have opened in order to do your work, what types of videos you watch, and a schedule to help you not procrastinate. Personally, I always slpit up my plog post assignment between 2 or 3 days and do my C4T, C4K, and C4C assignments all at the same time. I would aslo show how important it is to check the class blog daily and to always attend required class days. My theme would probably be "The Life of an EDM310 Student."
Learn to Change, Change to Learn
I agree that it's the teacher's responsibility to get students ready for the future and the future will be based around technology. Cell phones, laptops, ect are must have devices now days. I do agree that using computers in a classroom are okay, but I believe cell phones just cause distractions. I also agree that school is just one of the many places children learn. Other places are at home, in the community, museums, and online. There is a classroom based system and we could have a community based system. Schools need to expand their standards of places and subjects to learn. They also need to focus more on creativity and how to use technology in an educational manner. EDM310 is preparing future teachers to express and teach theough technology, multimedia, and a network to all people and schools.
Scavenger Hunt on Web 2.0
Edmodo is a social network where teachers and students can share their ideas and discoveries and even ask questions. After you create your account you can pick which subjects to follow such as professional development, computer technology, social studies, math ect. This network will definitely help my knowledge and tools for expanding my teaching techniques in my classroom. People even share blog posts on how to use technoloy and codes for in the classroom. some of the links I could even share with my students for them to use on their own. Technology is advancing so quickly!
Animoto is a video editing site. It allows you to incorporate video clips, text, and images into one presentation. This could be very useful in the classroom and you could really keep the students attention with all of the different types of media throughout the presentation. Students could also learn to use this site and creatw their own presentations which would spark their creativity and knowledge of technology.