This is insane!
Posted by Monstah on Wednesday, 8 February 2017
This is insane! February 08, 2017 at 11:32PM This beats virtual reality as the thought of knowing that you were actually that high in space would send my emotions through the roof. I wouldn’t be able to stay calm or enjoy this experience. What can I say, I’m not an adrenaline junkie and I do not like to be out of control. #mscedc
This week I have found myself reading and reading and reading. I feel that although into week four, I need to grasp the readings to ensure valid and compelling content within my daily activity and blog posts. The only thing for me is that it isn’t enough to just read; I need to discuss. I travel all over Scotland for work and spend a vast amount of my week in my second ‘office’ which is my car. I call, FaceTime, record discussions with myself over course topics on my phone and I set reminders. Time and place are not a restriction with today’s technology. However, I have missed the contact with peers on this course. The implementation of Twitter, Together Tube, Google Hangout, Facebook and blog comments has helped the discussions, but another level of connection was lacking for me to digest the material thoroughly. When I reflect on week one and two, I had support from many peers and enjoyed the sense of community. One peer, in particular, created a video which gave a breakdown of the IFTTT set up. As a visual learner, the use of digital teaching not only enhanced my understanding of the software but helped simplify what seemed to be a daunting task. If I internalise my struggles with the material, I remain in the same place. However, if I reach out for help, the support from my peers reminds me that learning is also a social thing. This evening I got to connect with my peer, and through the use of Skype I got to hang out and put ideas into motion….even if this screen shot image did take four attempts!!
When you begin to coerce with others in your course you begin to become more personal with your tweets and modes of communication. Relationships are formed which will create trust, honest and support!
You shouldn’t need to log in to Prezi, no. Have you had any success getting into it as yet?
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Clare, really interesting use of visuals and words/lyrics. Dan, I think we all have a preference when it comes to the senses, I am a visual learner. I also value ‘touch’ and find that it helps guide me. I like seeing how something is put together and then doing it myself. Although, I think that incorporating ‘touch’ would be the ‘holy grail’ in terms of technology in education. Clare, I really value your comment “I think we need to be very careful at how and when we employ technology in our lives and education. Just because ‘we can‘ is not enough.”
I am currently looking at how technology can help in the classroom but also how we can support schools by using technology such as live stream videos online through the Dance company website. It’s all about the ‘What? How? and Why ?’.
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