Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pecha Kutcha

Here is my pecha kutcha on childhood obesity:

Here is the link to my google presentation:

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


This is the link to my screencast:

Here is the embedded screencast:

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Kindergarten Videos

The Wizard of Apps

This video is a copy cat of the Wizard of Oz. It uses a girl imitating the character of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and she looking for various computer applications. She first makes a stop looking for digital citizenship applications. Here she finds all types of apps where you can find information about different people. She then goes on to find applications that protect copyright material, and she finds some applications that help you put together works cited pages, like BibMe. Then she found some applications that help you search the web. She finds apps that help you gather more information, thus increasing your information fluency. She then talks about creativity and innovation, she even shows voicethread. Voicethread is an app that I am familiar with now because of this class. The next thing she found was collaboration and communication. She finds sites like diigo in this part.
I have used some of these applications before, and visited some of the apps I was not familiar with. I visited the BibMe site and liked it. I will utilize it to help me with writing papers.
The link to this video is:

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Paula "Wiki White"

The video talks about a lady named Paula White. She uses wikis in her elementary classroom. There are not many people incorporationg wikis in their classrooms and she is wanting more people to start using them. She thinks that it will motivate students to want to learn and be more engaged in the classroom. She used wikis in her fifth grade classroom to engage her students. She helped her students create web pages on wikis. She thinks that wikis help motivate her students to learn and they are interested in completing them outside of school as well.
The link to this video is:

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Sam the Technology Wiz

The video is about a girl named Sam. She is 15 years old, although she is helping students that are in college. She helps them when they are having trouble with computer problems while using graphics. She utilizes technology in her life. She uses her I-Pod and also uses a video camera to record things. She is interested in the game, World of Warcraft.
I think to some extent this video showcased a girl using technology to her advantage and to the advantage of others. Using computer technology to solve problems and using her I-phone is all very helpful. But i disagree with spending countless hours playing a computer game that has no educational purpose. I think that time could be spent doing something more productive.
Here is the link to the video: