Michael C. Warren

Technology and Education

EDLD 5370 Reflections on assignments in 5363 Video Technology and Multimedia

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The assignments in EDLD 5363 Multimedia and Video Technology have been very useful. I learned about public service messages and how they are developed. I really liked the readings because it gave me a deeper understanding of concepts that I have been trying to pass on to my own students.  The Digital Story Cookbook by Joe Lambert was an essential tool in this course. Not just for the first assignment. but for each one.  It provided information on helping to develop a story for our videos.  The first video was a pictorial based movie telling about an event in our life.

During weeks 3 through 5 students in the class worked together to develop a public service announcement.  This was a very good project because it offered the chance for a group to work together over the Internet to complete a project. In working together over the Internet to develop the project we had to develop an idea, assign roles and meet on a regular basis to make sure each member had a clear understanding of the project.  Using the tools on the Internet such as Google docs, our wiki site, gave me better understanding of these tools and how beneficial they really are.  Our group created pages on a member of our groups wiki, where we shared ideas, produced a script and produced a final product.

I want to teach people how they can utilize these tools in order to develop a lessons in which students can work with other students throughout the district, or throughout the world to create a product.  This opens doors to how others live that can be a positive influence on students who may have limited understanding of people from outside the current culture.

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