Sunday, March 30, 2014

Journal Post #9

Journal Post #9

Chapter 9:Expressing Creativity with multimedia technologies.

Focus question:
How can teachers use video resources in their teaching?

Video resources has become real popular with how teachers teach now in days. video resources are an entertaining way to get students to learn about a certain subject. These videos can be handcrafted videos ,streaming videos,and even videos from youtube as some resources. youtube is a website full of different videos on different subjects you can mostly find anything you like on there.Handcrafted videos are videos that are focused on words,numbers,and images has mainly a white background to it.
Streaming videos are simultaneous transfer of video,data,voice.Examples are internet videos for instance youtube. A great way to use these video resources in teaching is by showing a video on the specific subject that is being taught. Also as a teacher you could be asking students to write a response of what they learned by watching the video, asking them to take notes while they watch, and even throwing in a mini pop quiz on the video. watching videos in class was always fun for me as a student i actually sometimes learn more because I'm a visual learner and if i knew there was going to be a pop quizzes i knew i would have to stay focused.

Tech tool:
TeacherTube is a great streaming video resources for teachers. It is similar to youtube but in this case it includes free educational and instructive themed videos that are made by teachers and students. The site has educator friendly videos and different categories to choose from. TeacherTube not only offers videos but It also has docs,audios,photos,and blogs. TeacherTube was launched in march 2007.


Summary and connection:

Chapter 9 discussed the use of technology and how teachers can use different multimedia in their teaching.Multimedia including powerpoint,videos and movies.It discussed how all these can be used to promote learning in the classroom in a fun way.This chapter also described how teachers can use podcasts and vodcasts as a teaching and learning technologies method which i thought was interesting because podcasts are online audio recordings that can be accessed by computer,smartphones,and even  mobile device that have internet.I personally think that this chapter has been the most interesting to read because I'm all for the different multimedia resources that a teacher can include in their teaching.

Textbook - Maloy, Robert, Verock-O’Loughlin,Ruth-Ellen, Edwards, Sharon A., and Woolf, Beverly Park (2013). Transforming Learning with New Technologies. 2nd Edition. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed and related to this chapter. It would be interesting to hear more about how you might use multimedia in your future classroom. Remember that the purpose of these reflective blog posts is to write about what you think about the content and how it might be helpful/not helpful, etc.