Saturday, April 24, 2010

My Screencast: Embedding a video

I did my screencast over embedding a video....It's long over due but, better late than never right....

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Week #10 Constructive Feedback

This week we had to put togehter a screen cast of how to do something that we learned in this course, i.e. embedding, voice threading, google maps, etc. However I have not completed mine as of this moment. On teh other hand I commented on two classmate blogs. Those blogs includes: Natalie's Second Life: Confusion blog and Sarah's 2nd Life: Good or Bad for learning? blog.

Monday, April 12, 2010

A second chance for "Second Life"

In the video, "Orientation in Second Life" it discusses an online program that allows people to create an avatar and how they can navigate through the program as well.

My most significant take away from this video is how confusing the orientation of second life was. Apparently people don’t even get past the orientation before they just give up. However they are trying very hard to find a way to make second life easier to navigate, so that is one great factor. I have never used second life but who knows, once al the kinks are worked out, it might prove to be a useful educational tool.

I Guess I could try to employ second life in my classroom in the future. Of course, I would only use it if I could teach it in an educational way. Students could gain social dexterity, cognitive intensification, and even problem solving skills. Overall, the video was good. There are people who are actually trying to find various ways that they could improve second life. Remember there is always room for improvement.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Week 9 K-12 blog comments (Create a Survey)

This weeks classroom blog is late, but of course... Hey better late than never... This week we created a class survey it was quite interesting. I did mine over cruise vactaions. the results as of today are as follows: Six people took the survey and out of those six only 2 people have been on a cruise and the other 4 have not been on a cruise. Four people said that they would prefer Ocho Rios & Grand Caymen Islands cruise and the other two said they would prefer a Half Moon Cay & Nassau Bahamas cruise. For the last question Three people said they would want to go with their family, one said a special someone, another said her boyfriend and close friends and the last one said a significant other.

For my classroom blog I commented on New School Year, New Job, New Responsibilities and I also commented on "Adding A Little Twist To An Old Experiment"