Blog? Why a Blog?
What started out as an interesting and modern way to give assignments and post deadlines is turning into a whole new way of teaching. Incorporating student created videos or finished products for others to see adds energy and interest in what we’re doing. Linking video clips from Youtube or other sites with extra material that elaborates on what we’re discussing in class gives you the ability to understand better the topic, or maybe just find your own way to enjoy it. There are so many ideas out there, that other people are trying and sharing, that it can almost consume you! I see things all the time that I would love to try! For example, here is a video about why blogs have become so popular, and I agree with its potential and value, but look beyond the message and look at HOW they presented it – they used stop animation and created a video of photographs and clips put together to make a very engaging and educational video. Wouldn’t you love to try your own stop animation video now? I would! I do! But this will help you understand… why I blog. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/NN2I1pWXjXI” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]