Weekly Blogs: Dec 8th

a.       What was the most significant thing you learned in class this week?

Mary and I had a great time working together to put the parts of our digital story together.  I’d only played with iMovie briefly before tonight, and found the software extremely easy to use.  When we talked about digital stories as a class I thought they had a lot of interesting potential, but now I really want to use them in my class, both as a teaching tool (by making and showing videos), and as a project for my students.  I think it would be a good way to change the pace of class and give students something that seems more like fun to do.

b.      What questions do you have and what do you want to learn more about?

We ran into some technical issues, as I was using iMovie on my mac and Mary was using Windows Movie Maker on her PC.  I am curious about getting these two to work better together.

c.       What applications do you see to classroom practice based on what you learned?

As I said above, I can see using a digital story as both a teaching tool and a project for students.  I think it would be a great way to approach some of the content in a different way, and help overcome the idea that math is a boring subject where people just do problems all day.

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1 Comment

  1. Collin said,

    December 6, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Too… Much… Ken Burns effect… Can’t… Watch…


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