Hey all,This is me...Just letting you know I am on and also to remind all of you that I would prefer that you call me by my Indian name..."Smokey" it is the closest in english to my name. Please…Continue
I have been a teacher for most of my life having to teach others who were having a hard time understanding things. I teach 9-12 primarily but this next year will have the opportunity to work with 7th and 8th graders again. I am working on my Masters in C&I with an emphasis in technology in ed. Am married to a girl from Indiana and have two dogs and a cat.
Smokey, thank you for your nice comments and suggestions on my video. I guess I should of focused in on the puppet that was talking. Didn't think of that. Also, thank you for all your comments during class which helped me to understand more clearly what was being said. Have a good rest of the summer! Cathy
Good job juggling many components-voice over, image sequence and angle, script, etc. You have A LOT going on in this video from a technical standpoint as well as in your message delivery. I got really excited thinking about students creating a similar video to capture velocity in action in their own lives. Your animal friends helped to make the math formula accessible and friendly. I really enjoyed the "story teller" feel as well.
Great points-culturally irrelevant testing. I like your idea of inviting the "powers that be" to see innovation in action. The school I work at was asked to do a 5 minute presentation to the board about how we were using technology. What can you say at a board meeting, in five minutes? Well, a group of students and I created a "Technology Trek" video. One of my students had a great Australian accent, so he acted like the late Crocodile Hunter-looking for technology. In five minutes we SHOWED the board innovation in action. Their eyes were glued to the screen for two reasons: they had no clue what was going on at the classroom level, and they were thrilled to see students involved in the project. As a result, our board is "on board" with innovation!