Learning Process

Today, after completing the Final Project Video I am able to put all of my energy into my Personal Summary of Learning! As i go through the lists of stuff we have learned my brain feels like it is going to explode! We have learned a ton of educational tools that have not only improved my presentations during my last semester in other classes but gave me so many ways to bring technology into my own classroom one day.

There are a number of things on the top of my head that i will want to use in the future such as:
Digital Storytelling
Sound Cloud
Google documents/ spreadsheets
Wordpress (blogging)
YouTube and pwnyoutube.com
imovie (imac)
isquint (imac)
Skype and oovoo (allows 6 face to face chatting)
engrade/ learnboost (Gradebooks)

aaand this is JUST the beginning; hence why my brain is about to explode. I do know one thing though, i want to film my Summary of Learning using screenr.com.

Now the question is… how do i fit all of this into a 5 minute presentation?


FINAL PROJECT – “The Situation”

Today is a great day! After several long hours we have completed our final project video using imovie HD! Danielle Degelman, Vanessa Hipkins and I would like to present to you… THE SITUATION!

[Task #9] 6 Word Story

My beautiful neice Haylea… it’s amazing to think how something so little can impact a life so much!


This photo was taken in Amsterdam, Netherlands during my backpacking excursion (Summer 2010). I feel this photo is a gentle reminder to live in the moment, take risks and live life to its fullest.

Primary School Technology Projects

Check out this article: Primary School Technology Projects | eHow.com 
I came across this article while researching for another class, however i thought it fit perfectly into ECMP 355 for it’s the reason why i chose to take this class. It shows simple and easy way to integrate technology into the classroom.

[Task #8] Excel Spreadsheet

Today in class we created a spreadsheet documenting the average university student’s expenses accumulated throughout the semester. I followed the following instructions and data posted by Alec: Excel Assignment/Quiz
Check out my nifty spreadsheet.

[Task #7]- News Podcast

Created this News podcast using Garage Band on a Mac laptop with Danielle Delgelman and Vanessa Hipkins. This assignment was very open-ended in which we had a ton of fun creating. Enjoy!

Rip: A Remix Manifesto

“In RiP: A remix manifesto, Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers.”

As I watched the documentary, “RIP!: A Remix Manifesto” I began to look at copyrighting issues in a new light. Copyrighting use to be done in a way that was acceptable to be shared, in which nowadays hefty fees and lawsuits will get you time in the slammer by remixing bits and pieces of produced music, which is the battle Girl Talk is confronted with. What bothers me the most is the fact that these large corporations only seem to see number signs $$$ in which profit is all that they care about by using laws such as “intellectual property”. Our generation has the ability to collaborate, share and invent which is merely creativity. Radiohead is a band that released a c.d. online for free in which their consumers decided how much the c.d. was worth for downloading, in which supported remixing and editing of their music. From an artist’s point of view, I feel that it would be flattering that people from around the world liked there music enough to expand and extend its potential for they are not ‘stealing’ they are merely promoting. This goes to show that there are still artists out there that are simply creating music for the passion not the money.
Brett Gaylor makes 4 valid points about our world in the documentary stating:
1) Culture always builds on the past.
2) The past always tries to control the future.
3) Our future is becoming less free.
4) To build free societies you must limit the control of the past.

I feel that our world has become less free in some senses today than it was back in the 1770’s, especially when it comes to collaboration and sharing in which may in fact I add, was the dual purpose of the ‘computer’ being invented. The global copyrighting Licence Creative Commons fought by Lawrence Lessig, was “born to set culture free!” (once again)

Check the video out, feel free to add your comments. What are your thoughts on the Global Copyright Licence, Creative Commons? Is this fair… does our generation have more freedom still to come?

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