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Discussion 8: Final Presentations Shout Out!

I’ve been looking at my fellow students’ presentations and this segment has a lot of various options.  As my “ah ha” moment was the time consuming of making a personal videos consisting of homemade videos and pictures.  However, when looking at some of the text-to-talk apps that might be an excellent way to incorporate student producing their own video without demanding too much class time.

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Assignment 9: TPACK Evolutions (part 1)

My new Venn diagram:

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Describe:

This model is more similar to the TPACK model below than my original Venn diagram displayed at the bottom of this post. I stated that I am semi competent in Technological Knowledge as of right now, as there is so much out there for me to learn to feel that I am completely proficient. However, I feel a lot more experienced now than what I did in the beginning of this class.

This is the ideal TPACK model teachers want to strive to be close to.

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Below is my original Venn diagram made in the beginning of class in August 2014 displaying my use of technology on a personal and professional level.

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PBL:

I was a little hesitant utilizing PBL for Health Education on the more personal units. I still stand by that, as I can see there might be an issue with collaboration and presenting emotional and personal topics such as mental health issues, drawing personal boundaries, and positive versus negative role models as they might vary widely between the students. However, I think utilizing PBL will be perfect for examining body structure, organs, body functions, studying various diseases including STDs, and bullying.

Tour de Tucson Video

Ride to cure

Discussion 7: Creation & Editing Tools, Part 2 – Digital Storytelling

  1. When utilizing iMovie, or any other movie-making app, students will create their own digital story. To produce a digital story they will have to gather information and images, and film their own ideas to generate their very own story.   This will apply to the higher level of Blooms taxonomy.
  1. My “ah ha” moment was how much time it could take to make a movie when combining a ton of various images form different sources. This is definitely something to keep in mind when assigning this kind of work.
  1. An additional tool for my students to make short videos is Cute CUT.  It is compatible for Mac, iPhones, and iPad. Here you can easily add on self-draw to the videos as well.

Assignment 8: Creation & Editing Tools -Digital Storytelling w/ iMovie

By being involved in the creation of digital storytelling students are able to express themselves in a different manner than traditional writing. Some students may watch a lot of movies and feel more confident in expressing themselves through digital storytelling rather than writing. To produce a digital story about a topic within health education for example, students will have to do research and use creativity to produce a movie. Learning effective collaboration is also an important benefit when creating digital storytelling projects with other students.

 

I have utilized iMovie on my mac producing a video of a wonderful event our family recently experienced. On November 22nd Greg and I participated in Tour de Tucson, a 104-mile bike ride. I was able to make a video displaying what the ride was all about for us, and the support we felt within the Type 1 Diabetes community. By incorporating both short videos and pictures I was able to tell a story emphasizing the value we gained from our involvement in Tour de Tucson. The feeling of accomplishment of being able to produce a video was for me pretty amazing, and I am sure that other students will be surprised at what they can do.

 

Digital storytelling can easily be incorporated in ELA focusing on imagination and story building. However, I can also see how one can utilize digital storytelling in Health Education. For example, students can make an awareness campaign for smoking prevention, birth control, teen pregnancy, or various diseases. As mentioned in class, it is important to let student choose their own topic to encourage participation. Therefore doing this project at the end of the semester and letting the student use any subject matter from the entire semester might be a good idea.

Tour de Tucson Video

 

Ride to cure

 

World Cup in Roller Derby

ROLLER DERBY WORLD CUP was happening in Dallas, Texas this weekend.

And I was playing for Team Norway

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I had a wonderful time, we learned a lot, and Team Norway got on 16th place out of 32 teams.  That means we are in the top half of the world!!!

It was a FUN and hard fought weekend.

Here is a VIDEO from our game agains Team USA.  We lost tremendously(!) 854-6 to be exact.  However, we are extremely proud of those 6 points.  Here I was passed the jammer penny and actually made it out of the pack.  Though no points were scored in this video, it’s a huge deal just to get out of the pack against Team USA.

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