Monday, May 7, 2012

Blog Post #14 - Final Reflection Video

Did I do this right?

-- Just so we're clear and this is understood before you watch this video, I want you to know that for all the times I mentioned "you" or similar terms other than "I" I mean to say "I" because I will be taking my own advice, that much is, or should be assumed. I also want you to understand that I speak the way I do in this video because I have been enlightened on the various uses of technology in education. I had absolutely no idea how much tech could be integrated into the school system, but now that I've taken this class, and survived, I know about so much more. I hope you enjoy this video. Comments are appreciated!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Project #16 - Final Major Project

Scholars United
This project had to be broken up into 2 videos because of the time limit on our YouTube accounts, but we hope you enjoy! Feedback would be greatly appreciated!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Project #13 -Using Collaborative Tools Such As Skype, Google Docs, Google +

We (Scholars United) were assigned 2 projects, Project #15 and Project #16. Project#15 had to be done without being face-to-face. Meaning that we had to think of an idea, put together a lesson, and create the lesson without ever really meeting in person.

1st we decided to use GoogleDocs.
Google Docs Collage
Once we established a subject, we voted for assignments and dealt them out accordingly as to who wanted to teach each part of the lesson. We then talked about who was going to do what and how we were going to do it all via Google Hangout from +Google.
As you can see, the first and most important thing we did was pick a topic for our assignment. Then we built constructed a document and we all edited and wrote on in appropriately letting everyone else know what we were going to do and how we were going to do it. When the time came around to film the video, we had a pretty good idea of what exactly was going to be said and presented. Lesson learned: there are many ways to use online tools for collaborative projects, virtually eliminating any and all excuses one may have to get out of doing there part of an assignment. In the area I live, devices with access to the internet are everywhere these days.
We also used Google Docs and Google Hangout to help us put together Project 16 as well. I will say this: Google Docs may have some beneficial uses to it, but the convenience of simplu right clicking and using the copy/paste tool is much more complicated to use in Google Docs. Hopefully in the near future, Google Docs will eliminate that problem. Transferring documents would be so much easier!