Sunday, October 17, 2010

Blog Assigment #8

This Is How We Dream Part 1 & 2

Dr. Miller makes a great presentation with these videos. he starts out in the first one talking about how we can access everything on the internet now. He spoke about how he did an article on the shootings at Virginia Tech, and he never stepped foot in a library. He was also able to look up how each politician voted on a particular subject matter by using the internet. He is explaining to us how the internet has changed the way we write. There is not need for paper books anymore. Everything you need is on the internet. He also speaks about incremental and fundamental changes.

In part 2, Dr. Miller is talking about how this affects our work. He shows us several techniques that are available to us and stresses the importance of visuals. He says that he foresees a time where we will use such digital demonstrations for our writing rather than word processors.

I believe that he is correct. We should be interested in this attempt to proceed into the future. We need inspired teachers in order to teach this change. Everything is always changing and we should be motivated to be a leader in this revolution.

The Chipper Series

This video is trying to dramatize a student who is figuring out the ins and outs of edm. I love this video. Jamie Lynn always does a great job on her videos. Dr. Strange wasn't too shabby either. This is a great video for beginner students to watch because edm can be a lot to handle. I have had so many people warn me about it and tell me how horrible it is. In my experience, so far, I do not think it's that bad. My advice is have good time management skills. I think that is one of the morals to this video. You must also be willing to learn on your own. You cannot wait for someone to do it for you. This is a class of trial and error.

EDM310 For Dummies

This is such a funny video. I wish I had the creativity that they have. I love it! It really lightens the mood of the oh so talked about EDM310. It really puts a different spin on the whole class. It shows people that it doesn't have to be all gloomy. You can actually have fun and be creative with it.

I have no idea what I could do for a video. This is something that I will have to think about it in more detail. I would love to do something funny like these two videos. That is more my style. I would like to keep it interesting for my peers to watch.


I think Smartboards are a great idea! I found a few websites supporting them! Here are two of them: Link and Link The smart board is a great example of how technology just keeps getting better! A smart board is like a souped up overhead projector. It makes learning fun and interactive. This is a great way for children to enjoy what they are learning. You can project a computer screen with ease as well. There is no need to have to make transparencies anymore. I think that all teachers should join in with the trend!!!


  1. Hailey, I really like the quote you included about "This Is How We Dream" where you said "Everything is always changing and we should be motivated to be a leader in this revolution." I think that such a powerful quote, and really embodied both videos really well. I agree with what you said about the Chipper Series and EDM 310 For Dummies. They really show students how to make this class something that they can actually enjoy rather than dread. I think it's good that you are actually a fan of Smartboards because I don't think that there will be much getting around them by the time we graduate. If we give them enough time, and enough practice they really will change the way we teach and the way our students learn!

  2. Great post Hailey!

    Of course, its not that bad. Its all about attitude. These EDM 310 videos have a general theme, the learner is in charge of their own learning learning. As an EDM 310 student you must be open minded, ready to try new things, willing to take the time, able to manage the time, willing to collaborate, and ready to learn a lot. Students must embrace this course and avoid getting behind at all costs. It all begins with the right attitude and that is a simple choice, to take charge of your own learning. SS