Smart Board Comparisons
After reading about why Smart Boards are and are not dumb, I came to realize that they can be both. Yes, they are expensive and a little cliche, but also, they are helpful and keep the students' attention. On the many sites I looked at, teachers from all over the world love Smart Boards. My teachers used Smart Boards in my high school. Click Here to see the blog I viewed to compare and contrast to "Why Smart Boards Are a Dumb Initiative" and "Why I Hate Interactive White Boards". I think both made very good points. The only thing I don't like about the Smart Board idea is that students are watching YOU use the Smart Board. Yeah, they can walk up every once and while and answer a question on there, but they are not using it full on. That is the only thing with it that worries me. Students should be using technology, not just learning about it.
EDM For Dummies and The Chipper Series
This was a funny video that shows exactly what a lot of students, I'm sure, want to do right now. This class is pretty stressful, but just like the end of the video, I feel like it will be worth it. There are a lot of new things that we are learning from EDM310 and yes, it can get stressful, but asking questions, like Dr. Strange said on the class blog is the number one thing. I think this video gives a little reassurance that you aren't the only person having trouble and that it is okay to get help. I liked the encouragement in this video. It makes me excited to continue with my EDM career.
The Chipper series was another funny one. It shows how a lot of people think, because that really is true. It gives practical definitions of things we normally wouldn't define.
Watching these videos gives me tons of ideas that I could make into a movie. Anytime a student needed a visual lesson, it'd be easy to put it on the web and them go watch it. I feel like making funny ones would keep the interest, so I would probably go that route.