Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tool #3: Finding Online Video and Image Resources

For your Tool #3 Assignment:
Visit several of the video hosting/streaming sites mentioned above. Share with your readers which sites you found most useful for your content and why.

After visiting the various video resource sites, I found YouTube to be most useful because I was able to search on specific aspects of programming code and it gave lots of appropriate videos for students to learn a complex language in a fun, interactive way.
Using any of the video resources mentioned above, find and select two videos that may be useful resources in your classroom. Embed them in your blog. If they do not have embed capabilities, hot link them to your blog.

After viewing the informative videos, I embedded two educational videos into my blog.  These two will be useful for my Computer Science students because they explain how to create the environment for which Java code is compiled and also give a realistic view into what a programmers' life entails.
Articulate what you learned about copyright and fair use. What was new to you?

I teach a Law class and stress to the students about giving credit to the original author.  I learned that you can always check with a copyright specialist or the librarian if uncertain whether a copy is legal or not.  My students that are participating in the Business Professionals of America competition will be abiding by the copyright and fair use rulings as they prepare and present their research by citing the original sources in their Works Cited page.
Create a Dropbox account and add some files to it  How could you use this tool in your classroom?
I created Dropbox account and have stored lesson plans to it.  This tools will be useful because students will be able to share valuable information and images for various assignments.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck on the competition - please keep us informed as to their progress - it sounds awesome!