Sunday, March 25, 2012

Blog Post #8

The video This Is How We Dream Part 1 discusses topics on how the modern language has changed. We are in an age were we can connect to all peoples globally, through the digital innovations of our age. The author of this video Richard E Miller moves through his beginnings of his print material and on into his digital article. He sees the inevitability of how printed material can end up wasting in landfills, while his digital print is forever located in the article pages of that web site. As well, digital print is accessible by all peoples that have access to an internet connection. Richard moves on to say, that print media has not changed in its foundations, but instead in increments. People are able to access print media just in different forms.

In the 2nd part This Is How We Dream Part 2 Richard E Miller moves beyond the shift from printed text to conceptual web print. As individuals grow with this new media, people can conceptual the new thoughts on the web in many different and fantastic ways. An author can take a low brow article and turn it into a dynamic read for all those who access the material. Imagine being able to drastically change how print material is read and interacted with. Ideas free flowing on the web, being shared with all people. The exchange of of material in such a dynamic fashion could change how education is taught. From how it is taught and where it is taught. Richard shows a model of the building he teaches in and how it is adapted to the necessity of an automobile. He states, with a little imagination and Auto-cad he and a colleague are able to show a building that is green and more adaptable to a future full of wireless students.

In conclusion, as we grow and our imagination becomes more fact than fiction, our surroundings will need to adapt as well. Something as simple as printed material being on the internet, instead of a hard copy bound on a shelf in a central building, can revolution the way students interact with all aspects of education. As the revolution of web media grows and how authors utilize it, we will need to arm our students and ourselves (the teachers) with the tools of the trade. Are we prepared? Are our students prepared? I don't think anyone is prepared. But with material like this constantly showing us the possibilities of what we can achieve. I think we are on the way to being those students of the future.

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Carly Pugh's EDM310 Post #12 was a truly stunning accomplishment for the task at hand. Her attempt at adhering to Dr. Miller's use of multimedia in the writing was well done. I honestly think she hit the proverbial, "nail on the head".The ability to interweave all the different dimensions of writing and media into one well developed plan was simply genius. As I read through her post I found myself thinking of ways to use multimedia in my future classrooms. I believe that was her point of the post, to get students to think. Her use of YouTube to add depth to her writings was a great addition. If I were a student in her classroom, I believe, her technique would allow me to understand English in a new way. I really never excelled in writing or reading, but with the use of multimedia in projects, teaching, and homework I may have been a better student in that subject. This is where I want to be in my level of multimedia in writing. So, I too can pass along the knowledge to my future students.

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Effort and Creativity

Creativity is a wonderful thing, as well as, an intangible mistress when you sit down to try and create. I watched both of theses videos and kept thinking how hilarious, wonderful, and thought provoking they were. I too feel like there should be an EDM310 book for Dummies. I understand the satire of Chipper. We have all been there before when the work load is to much and sometimes it would just be easier to quit. I think that is the point of these videos is to show that with effort and creativity we can succeed no matter what the odds.

Creative project:
  1. A Video Journal, this would show the progression of the student and any problems he or she may face in there classroom, for example EDM310. I believe during EDM310 a video journal could be very useful to the teacher. It could help the teacher see where students succeed and fail. I believe it would also benefit the student in the form of an honest outlet of what feels like insurmountable odds sometimes. Because this is such a drastic new medium for most of us, it can feel overwhelming and cause a lot of us to be lost. I believe if we were able to record 10 minutes of our progress on our current status in EDM310 periodically throughout the semester. We could see our own progression from novice to semi-professional. At the end of the semester we would turn in this video journal to our teacher.The professor could see each and every student being frustrated or being excited about each and every one of our projects, blog posts, C4K, C4T, and etc. I also, feel that video journals would help students with their shyness, anxiety of being in front of the camera, and the technical savoy of working with their computer or the lab computers. Video journals could be adapted to daily life, much like writing a journal. The process could also, I believe, find a niche in schools. This electronic way of recording ones thoughts, feelings, and directions could be a way to bring a more human face on our technological path into our future.    

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If you had asked that question 3 months ago I would have said, "yes, this is arbitrary to learning". But after taking EDM310 I have learned a great deal about how kids could improve their learning in schools. We could integrate education around the World with student's social media and other technological developments geared toward network connecting, such as iPads, Tablets, and cellphones . We could network our classrooms, teachers, and Parents throughout all facets of the scholastic realm. An "E School" is what we are seeing now with programs such as, iTunes U. This program is that beginnings of online education and networking students and teachers in an open free expression of idea. This environment starts to mimic what these educators were talking about in the video. To see current educators promoting this environment now adds more levels of excitement to the possibilities for our future education system. I am truly excited at what these environments for learning will produced for a student.


I have done a few presentations with Prezi and I was amazed at the quality of this product and amazed that it was free. But I was unaware of the deal offered to students and teachers for this product. I had signed up for a general account previously and now I have gone back and signed up as a student. By doing this I have better access to features of this Prezi website. If I were a teacher I would upgrade to the Pro version, which is $100 off the regular price, making it $59 a year. It is an amazing tool for education and it can be a true benefit to all who need a presentation software in the scholastic field.


  1. Hi Jason, my name is Erica. I enjoyed reading your post #8. I totally agree with you that web media is revolutionizing our education. I much prefer carrying around an ipod/ipad or a laptop instead of a fifty lb bookbag. I love that multimedia information can be instantly updated while text takes months to years to do so and costs far more than 59 cents!
    I love your expression about Carly's post hit[ting] the nail on the head. I was reminded by her why I chose Ele. Ed. I hope to facilitate creativity such as this also. I do hope we are able to do so amidst standardization quotas.
    Great job on your creative project idea for a video journal. I agree that it would force us to evaluate ourselves and push that much further in our ability to teach effectively.

  2. Jason,

    WOW! What a breath of fresh air. Your post was thoughtful and interesting. I totally agree that no one is prepared - or can ever be 100% prepared - for the way that technology is revolutionizing society. All we can do is anticipate the possible outcomes, learn the skills available to us, and accept the fact that we will never stop learning. It is a daunting - yet exciting - realization that men and women of this generation must instill in the children of today's society. Thank you for doing your best on this assignment.


    Rebekah Lloyd