Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Reflections from Barnabas

1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you?

KOB's harlem shake video. 

2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting?The Catcher in the Rye trailer. 


3. What are three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate.
-Using social networks in a useful way, like posting videos that can educate your friends on Facebook. 

-Making videos in a group. To advertise sth. 
-Using electronic devises to have group discussions. More efficient, maybe...
4. What was your contribution to your group's final movie? Who was a leader in your group? What would you have done differently - especially if you had more time?I shot some clips for the group movie. We don't have an absolute leader but we all share ideas and work together. I would make the video more delicate with more content and better visual experience if we had more time. 


5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good?
There are the links that I'd like to share. Because they are all related to the modern social society, for example, the ideas about humanity and social networking. -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_iN_QubRs0&playnext=1&list=PL892303FCEB2B9CC1&feature=results_main
There are the links that I'd like to share. Because they are all related to the modern social society, for example, the ideas about humanity and social networking. -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_iN_QubRs0&playnext=1&list=PL892303FCEB2B9CC1&feature=results_mainThere are the links that I'd like to share. Because they are all related to the modern social society, for example, the ideas about humanity and social networking. -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_iN_QubRs0&playnext=1&list=PL892303FCEB2B9CC1&feature=results_main


6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog?

The current ECHO is really cool. And I suggest, maybe in the future, we can sit on an around table. So we can have our discussions easily. The class blog is very helpful, but currently I don't want to set up a personal blog for any purposes.  


-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGzm_PMFTbs&playnext=1&list=PL82F3D55664CC3B66&feature=results_main

-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIQdYXCKUv0&playnext=1&list=PLE96C1AEFCAA0ACA0&feature=results_main


1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you?
For me.. The WRA in a minute video was perfect for this course. It made me think more about Reserve and all the greatness that surrounds me everyday. I thought all of the TED talk videos brought up crucial points that we may not think of often.

2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting?
Once again, Azzizs' video was very impressive. I found the paper plane video very cool as well.

3. What are three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate
1. I was informed of a few new social media websites that I believe I can use in the future, and teach my peers about them.
2. I learned the importance of being able to edit movies effectively. This is a skill only few know how to do so the more valuable it is.
3. the importance of using social media smartly is key. I've heard it being stressed upon too many times for there to be no meaning to it. Everyone should be aware that Social media is a privilege and should treat it just as any other.

4. What was your contribution to your group's final movie? Who was a leader in your group? What would you have done differently - especially if you had more time?
I took pictures around campus both during our class time and during the school week. I sent those pictures to Jack for him to put into our clip. Jack was the leader is the group, as well as Anna. I would have prepared better by getting a better camera and using our time more productively.

5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good?
http://www.clubpenguin.com/?country=US - It's original, but its just a more time consuming, fun way to socialize with you penguin friends!
http://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse - A very easy way to learn more about subjects you are currently learning in class.
http://www.ted.com/ - Although we covered this a lot in class, it is an easy way to keep up with interesting in today's world.
Social media can be used as a tool for social good if you simply use it the way it was designed to be used. Before you post or comment on something think.."What would my Grandma think if she saw this...?"
6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog?
I suggest we choose our groups based on prior idea's we had for the final project. Yes, the class blog was very entertaining and helpful in the sense that I never knew how to blog before now. No, I think the class blog was a good idea because we could compare answers to the various interesting prompts.

Community Service Day

My Interview of Patrick F. Mylott

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Patrick Mylott's Formal Interview with his Roommate Joey Mylott



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Sara Shore's Favorite Place Video

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John's Final Reflections

1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you? I thought the TED talk about how education isn't about school was most interesting.

 2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting? I thought the Uncle Drew video posted by Patrick Mylott was interesting.

 3. What are three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate.
      1. How social media is very important and it helps you communicate with other people.
      2. How social media is very informational and useful for educational purposes.
     3. Videos aren't just for funny reasons, they are also used to express one’s ideas or interests.

 5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good? 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXYc6YMJJlk 2.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2g0Pk3gBzI 3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxJ8ngvXR2c Social media is a tool for communicating with many people. It can be used to express yourself and inform people about stuff that is important to you.

6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog? The class was very fun and I learned a lot about how social media can be very helpful. I learned more about technology in class and how not to take it for granted. The class blog was very helpful. I do not want to create my own blog however.

Final Reflections

1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you? I thought the TED talk about how education isn't about school was most interesting. 2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting? I thought the Uncle Drew video posted by Patrick Mylott was interesting. 3. What are three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate. 1. How social media is very important and it helps you communicate with other people. 2. How social media is very informational and useful for educational purposes. 3. Videos aren't just for funny reasons, they are also used to express one’s ideas or interests. 5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good? 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXYc6YMJJlk 2.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2g0Pk3gBzI 3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxJ8ngvXR2c Social media is a tool for communicating with many people. It can be used to express yourself and inform people about stuff that is important to you. 6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog? The class was very fun and I learned a lot about how social media can be very helpful. I learned more about technology in class and how not to take it for granted. The class blog was very helpful. I do not want to create my own blog however.

Sara and Varun Up-Close and Personal

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JOHN AND KILLJILL INTERVIEW PRT 2

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Second half!!

JOHN AND KILLJILL interview

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here's one half of the interview!

Robbie's Reflection

1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you?
I really liked the dark humor videos. I also liked the inspirational such as the TED talks.
2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting?
I was really impressed with the trailer for The Catcher and the Rye that Barnabas helped make. I thought that it was really well made and they spent a lot of time on it.
3. What are three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate.
I am going to take away that technology is important and we all should learn how to properly use it.This class helped me rethink how I would present myself on the internet. I already knew that you have to watch what you put online but this class made me think about it more.
My favorite thing about this class was that it just made me think in general. I like thinking about things in genera l and some of the videos we watched made think about life in general.
4. What was your contribution to your group's final movie? Who was a leader in your group? What would you have done differently - especially if you had more time?
I didn't have as much as a contribution I did do some filming though. Margot was the leader in our group. I would have made more of an effort to be more involved.
5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6xLYt265ZM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pEBz6PzF50
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx0EtPqDwqk

Social Media can be a good way to get something to a lot of people, quickly.
6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog?
I think it would have been nice to have a little more time for our final video. I think that we could have turned out some amazing videos if we were given a little more time. The class blog was helpful.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Reflection on TSM Echo Module


Before the reflection starts I would like to say "thank you" to Mr. O'Brien and other faculties who have been in with us temporarily and shared their experiences and knowledge.

What we have learnt from this class:

1. Introduction to some major social networks that are currently popular right now as well as some rare but useful ones.

  • most interesting one to me is Twitter. I opened a Twitter account a year ago but never use it until KOB convinced me (or, us) to start tweeting. 
  • many social media tools have their functions overlapping each other's. for example, Facebook allows you to post pictures of you and your friends and Instagram is designed for picture sharing while in the meantime Twitter is used mostly for sharing pictures like where people have been to, what kind of funny things they have seen and what they just bought from a store, etc. In another word, you don't have to use all of them. Maybe only one or two can keep you connected with the world.
  • one thing interesting is that there is always a trend which the majority of people will switch from one social network to another when that "another" becomes popular. for instance, two years ago most of us are using Facebook as the major social media tool to keep connected with each other; later most of my friends made a switch to Twitter because Twitter is a much faster way to get news for you and keep you updated; now most of them are on Instagram 


2. How people use social media and what are the appropriate ways of using them in our life.

  • The initial purpose of social media is to keep people connected; however, most of people use social media more in a way of expressing themselves and building new relations.
  • Make good choices of what to post and what to not post.


3. How social media impacts one's life.

  • One could make more friends from social networks; however, in the same way, one can lose friends.
  • One can keep getting the freshest news from social media as well as the trend of what is becoming popular. 
  • You can find useful information as well as useless information from social networks--it all depends on whom you follow on Twitter, what pages you like on Facebook, what types of people you are interacting with, etc.
  • One can even commit to suicide due to the pressure he or she received from people online--the video which the girl committed to suicide after people from the internet cyber-bullied her. Again: make good choice of whom you are connecting with online.
  • Do NOT post anything that could make people concern about your character and personality. It is important to remember that you can never completely remove what you have posted online. Especially for high school students: college admission officers are likely going to look at your social network pages during the admission process as part of their evaluation on you.
4. About filming short videos: Even I did not fully enjoy such a project, still I think it is fun to do because:
  • It is cool to do something new--something you never have done in your previous life
  • A good learning of new skills such as thinking creatively, acting like a real actor, presenting the idea clearly during every single part the project and editing the footages into a completed video.
  • A good practice of working as a team: you have to deal with different voices and try to get everybody agreed with one same idea; you have to make a plan and arrange times that are suitable to everyone's schedule--it is very challenging to consist everything; also you have to dedicate yourself into the team even something does not go as the way you personally expected.  

CONCLUSION

It is the first year Western Reserve Academy conducting Echo Module Programs instead of following the old school schedule and giving regular classes on Saturday. Although not much people were looking forward to such a program, it seems to be great so far as it goes. Like the other modules, TSM gives students a vast of knowledge about how social media are changing the society both positively and negatively as well as the unique experience of filming and editing videos. While the regular academic courses are giving us normal college preparatory classes, Echo Module gives us useful additional knowledge in different fields. It is worth to explore something we might have ignored but have been impacted in our lives. It is a great experience and I hope there will be more interesting modules next year.

Again, muchas gracias to KOB and other faculties who have been sharing their knowledge and experience with us. It was great to learn unique things that are close to our everyday life.


Sunday, March 3, 2013

1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you?
The video of Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk. It really made me think about whether or not the current system of schooling is the correct one. I had never really questioned the system before.

2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting?
I really liked Andrew's ski video. It was really funny. I also liked Molly's cricket video. It ripped out my heart strings and did a dance on them.

3. What are three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate.
I will take away the idea that coding is a good idea, and we should learn it as we look for jobs. I also will take away the idea that the internet is more than just fun and games. It can be used to learn in ways that a teacher could never teach. Lastly, I will take with me an open-mindedness about technology. I now understand that technology is part of our lives and will be for ever. It can be used to make some pretty cool things.

4. What was your contribution to your group's final movie? Who was a leader in your group? What would you have done differently - especially if you had more time?
I was an actor in my groups final movie, most notably as a pile of clothes Charnley washed. Charnley was definitely a leader in the group, he sent out the e-mails asking to fim and decided what we would film. I would have started filming earlier -though not for lack of trying- since my group did not to actually film until very late in the allotted time. I also would have given the movie a more sense of a plot.

5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good?
I would love to promote CGP Grey’s video on the difference between England and Great Britain, not only because it is very interesting, but also very easy to understand.

The next is a video by Hank Green, and I love this video simply because I love terrible jokes. They are easy to remember, ice-breakers that make even the most serious people giggle a little. I promote this video because it is the best video of terrible jokes to date.

The last video is one done by my favorite youtuber, Tobuscus. He completely encompasses the humor I like. While I may portray myself as a little more intelligent, I certainly laugh at all the things he does and laugh at him too.


6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog?
It would be really cool if the three teams had to post a video to youtube, and the see which got the most views. This would be a great final project, I think, but it would certainly need more than time than we had this season. The class blog was a great idea, it allowed me to see what I missed in the early weeks. However I think each student having their own blog would just be too much.

What Did Aekta Think???


1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you?
               I thought that the video that Joey posted "People Are Awesome" was totally wicked. It's incredible what people can do. It makes me think about how much time they would have to practice just to get that down perfect. 
              I also thought that the animation version of the Ted' sTalk was really interesting. It captured my interest and helped me understand it better than I would if it was just the guy talking. It was an interesting concept and pretty fascinating. 
             Lastly, I thought that the "Why Are We Here? Connection" video was a different viewpoint of life. Although it didn't make me ponder about why I'm here, it was refreshing and cute. A little moment away from the stress of the real world :)

2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting?
             I definitely have to give a shout out to Barnabus' and Jenny's video. It flows smoothly, and it doesn't seem like it was made my Reserve sophomores in the least. I can imagine that it did take over 20 hours to do that. That's some dedication.
           Also to KOB's Harlem Shake video. I'm pretty jealous; I wanted to do one in one of my classes, but I couldn't. I think it's cool that KOB allowed that and on top of that he was pretty into it as well. 
           Finally, I loved the "Picture of the Day" that Azziz and his group took. Beautiful picture and beautiful place. The Victory Bell is a great symbol of Reserve and the picture clearly illustrated it's value.

3. What are three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate.
            I think I realize more about the negative aspects of having social media. For example, to the extent that colleges can track you-whether it's a private status or not and they also check who you are friends with to try and figure you out.
           Also, to be extremely careful with what you post on the web; colleges (as mentioned before,) it can never be taken back, and I was shocked to hear about the Amanda Todd scenario. I was pretty surprised and disgusted. I think it's crazy how one mistake could ruin her life and cause her to commit suicide-and it was all through the web.
          Lastly, I think that I will take back the Ted Talks. I think they raise interesting topics and viewpoints on how to deal with them. The people there address both past, current, and future problems and it's kind of fascinating. It's also nice that they have people from all different backgrounds come and speak.

4. What was your contribution to your group's final movie? Who was a leader in your group? What would you have done differently - especially if you had more time?
          I took a lot of photos/videos, and helped brainstorm events (to take pictures of,) and come up with the overall ideas. Unfortunately, only some of my pictures were in the final video because for some reason, my camera could not upload them onto the computer :( I think that the three main people in our group were myself, Anna B., and Barnabus. If we had more time our video would have definitely been much better. We would have had more diversity, more people contributing, and definitely better quality. Although, Jack put in a heroic effort at the end :p

5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good?
            1.) Kid President- this is a really inspiring video that keeps a smile on your face.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-gQLqv9f4o
            2.) Colin Stokes: How Movies Teach Manhood (TedTalks) -  I think that this addresses an interesting topic and his point of view can cause some interesting responses (disagreements and agreements) http://www.ted.com/talks/colin_stokes_how_movies_teach_manhood.html
            3.) Cameron Russell: Looks Aren't Everything. Believe me, I'm a Model. (TedTalks)- I think this video addresses a really important 'value'- image. Totally worth watching (especially if you are a girl). \
http://www.ted.com/talks/cameron_russell_looks_aren_t_everything_believe_me_i_m_a_model.html

        I definitely think that social media can be both good and bad. It can be good because, in like these three videos, it can encourage, inspire, and get one to think more about important and broader topics. If one uses it right, social media can be really helpful and get you all the right places.

6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog?
         I definitely suggest giving us more time/headway on our final project. That would have given us the time to make our video much better. I think that our time was well spent and I was exposed to some stuff that I hadn't seen or realized before. I liked our class blog and do not think it's necessary to have an individual one. 

Reflection

1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you?

The video that left the most impact on me was the self learning one that we saw today. How children that are considered behind from an educational standpoint, can learn difficult ideas all by themselves.

2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting?


I thought the Morgan leader video worked well and portraid the school in a good light. With some tweaking it could be really good.


3. What are three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate.

-Improvement of video editing skills. 

- Awareness of many different forms of learning including use of videos and technology in schooling today. Due to many informative videos and the use of video ourselves.
-Use of social media for positive goals. However these goals are tainted by the negative affects that social media imposes of society today. These negatives revolve behind a form of bullying. Cyber- Bulling is very prominent in many social media aspects.

4. What was your contribution to your group's final movie? Who was a leader in your group? What would you have done differently - especially if you had more time?

I helped with ideas and also appeared in 2 scenes. Molly was the team leader, she did all of the filming and did all of the editing. if we had more ideas the flow of the video would have been inproved and a few more scenes would have been added.

5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good?

This is a famous inspirational speech represented in many videos every time i hear it it gives me chills the words are very true and show human determination.





The six nations is a huge competition in England and at this moment it is going on so this is very relavent. The video starts with the poem Invictus an represents the competition in a inspirational light. Rugby has been a big part of my life and i wouldn't miss this competition for the world. Unfortunately this year England lost but it still stands....



This is a snippet from the Film Coach Carter  the film is a interpretation of a true story of a basketball coaches affect on his team.

6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog?

I think the calss blog was a good idea as with an own blod it will be hard to intergrate all the pupils work together. A class blog makes all the work accessible. Only thing i can recommend is give the final project the first week so people can generate ideas and team chemistry. 

Patrick Mylott Reflects on his time in "Teaching New Media"



1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you?

"A Pep Talk from Kid President to You" was my favorite video posted on the blog. This is because what this child is saying is true. Especially when the message comes from someone so young, it makes you really want to believe.

2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting?

The infographics are very interesting to see how people present them and how many different topics can be covered.

3. What are three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate.

1. Use Responsibly - anyone and everyone can and is looking at your social media
2. Editing videos - by completing this project, I now have a basic understanding of editing videos
3. Infographic - I can now create an infographic for homework or for business in my future

4. What was your contribution to your group's final movie? Who was a leader in your group? What would you have done differently - especially if you had more time?

I helped film different views of WRA, ,downtown, and interviewed a couple of people. The film would have been longer and more interviews would have been included.

5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good?







6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog?


Assign the group project much earlier in the Echo Trimester.

Charvi's Conclusive Cogitation

1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you?

2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting?

3. What are three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate.

4. What was your contribution to your group's final movie? Who was a leader in your group? What would you have done differently - especially if you had more time?

5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good?

6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog?
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1. The videos that intrigued me the most were the funny ones and the ones that were informative about how the world today is advancing with the use of technology. One specifically that stuck to me, was the effects of technology on our generation. It interested me in how the progression of technology changes learning for later generations and how a gap is created between those who are perhaps not as integrated with the use of technology.



2. Of all the videos that were posted, my favorites were the one that Azziz made about Reserve, it was very nicely edited. Also the one Sarah and Zoe had made earlier about Reserve too, it was very well put together.



3. Three things I will take away from this class are:
- The different social networks available I can use, that I was not very informed about. Things such as Pinterest, and Twitter
- How technology affects the world. From all of the articles we read and videos we watched, many of them spoke about how people in different parts of the world are learning to use the technology we have to better their own societies
- Infographics- I had never heard of them and had no clue how to make them. I think they are a good visual representation of information.



4. I contributed by meeting with them from time to time and coming up with some ideas for the video, as well as being in the video itself. Charnley played the role of leader in our group, he was always initiating the conversations for as to when we should all meet and was organizing the ideas. If we had more time, I think I would’ve liked to change the basic idea of our video, and maybe a clearer theme as to what our video was supposed to be about.



5. Social media can be used for good by creating awareness about things most people don’t know about. Social media is the best way to reach a large audience, as a good portion of the world’s population uses it. Twitter especially is a great tool to trend change for the better.
The first link I would like to promote is a video about a teenage boy that throws a fit when his parents take his favorite video game away from him. I found it very entertaining and funny so I thought it would be a good video to share.




The second link I wish to share is a video that shows a man climbing to the top of a tower that is around 2000 feet above the ground. I found it interesting as to what some people have to do as part of their jobs. Also, how frightening of an experience it is to just watch him climb to the top of this tower.




The last link I wanted to share is a video I found very inspiring. It is about a man in the Olympics, and how things don’t go as planned for him. What inspired me was to how he continued on, as to how all people should in their own lives.




6. Teaching social media was a very interesting echo module in which I learned many new and different uses of technology. Some suggestions as to make this echo even more enjoyable than it was, would be to maybe have a greater variety of activities, as most of our time consisted of watching videos or reading different articles. I feel that the class blog was very helpful, it was an organized way to have all of our work in one consolidated place. I would have liked to create my own blog, it could’ve been an interesting experience.

Thanks Mr.O’Brien for such an amazing echo!!

Thoughts on TSM


1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you?

2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting?

3. What are three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate.

4. What was your contribution to your group's final movie? Who was a leader in your group? What would you have done differently - especially if you had more time?

5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good?

6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog?


1.  The videos that I found the most interesting was the two short films we watched a couple weeks ago in class-- the short films we watched after valentines day of the guy with the paper airplanes and the professor speaking about his college girlfriend. I really enjoyed the latter video because I found the way she filmed interesting and I really liked the how she made it with voiceovers and shots of the teacher.

2. I really enjoyed Anna's post about where our food comes from (here is the link if you desire to read it: http://teachingsocialmediawraecho.blogspot.com/2013/02/where-does-our-food-come-from-why-care.html). I thought it provided good background information to the source of our food.

3. I will take away a deeper knowledge of the world wide web, how/why I should protect my accounts such as twitter and facebook as well as making them more "professional" in a sense, and finally, I will take away more experience of filming and editing videos.

4. I filmed scenes of our final movie and I was actually the assigned "leader" of the group, although it was more of a joint effort between Charnley and me. I would've had more planing and definitely more commitment to filming time--due to the little time we had, everyone in our group did not have coinciding schedules, causing us to not have much filming done.

5.

  • Link one: this is a video that was used for a style frames conference in New York. I just find this video really well made and really like it. 


  • Link two: This is my sister's One Bead promotion video. I think it's really good and she just won a Scaddy Gold Award for this. I'm definitely really proud of her! 
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  • Link three: If you haven't seen those overly attached girlfriend memes you should google it. Here is her video from valentines day--it's short but funny with a little bit of creepy.

  • Social media can be a tool for social good because it can make people more aware, help people become noticed, and also help people learn skills such as how to play instruments or tie a tie. 

6. For the future TSM echos, I think that the final project should be introduced earlier in the echo classes, the small amount of time made it hard for us to plan. As well as this, I think there should be an assigned topic or at least a couple specific options to choose from because it was hard to plan because we weren't sure what we were doing. Possibly allow us to pick our own groups, since everyone was different ages and not really friends it was hard for our schedules to match up and more awkward to communicate.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Any Comments...? Questions...?

1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you? 

As I looked back at the blog, I found the video of Sir Ken Robinson's animation/talk about changing education paradigms very interesting. He makes a good point about how schools are set up like factories, in which people are sent through schools according to their age, not their talent levels. However, schools haven't changed from this set-up and they probably won't any time soon either. This is an interesting, thought-provoking video though, which is why I liked it.

2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting?

This course introduced info-graphics to me, so I liked looking at what people created with those interesting images. I really enjoyed the group projects at the end of this echo module because of the different ideas and approaches to a project. The drive-by shots of WRA in one group's video was a nice touch as well.

3. What are three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate.

I will take away these three things from this course:
     1. I now have the new skill of making info-graphics, which will help me better display information visually in future projects.
     2. I received a glimpse of editing videos from different projects in this course. 
     3. I now know the importance of computer coding in our modern world. This skill will become more and more prevalent in the future.

4. What was your contribution to your group's final movie? Who was a leader in your group? What would you have done differently - especially if you had more time? 

I was an actor in my group's final movie, and I had a spotlight in the closing seconds of the movie with my wink. Our group was mainly led by Charnley, who orchestrated much of the acting. If we had more time, we probably would have developed more of an obvious plot within our movie.


5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good?



I want to promote this video because of the awesome things that people can do. It compiles a bunch of clips of random, seemingly average, performing amazing stunts. This video just shows how anyone with determination can accomplish a great feat.


This video is more of a funny video that went viral, but I think it's a great video because of the link it creates between generations, especially in the scene with Uncle Drew and Bill Russell. Though this may be a stretch, the video shows how age is nothing but a number. Therefore, older people are able to keep up with the "youngbloods," as Uncle Drew sometimes says.

This is a moving video about an organization that uses social media for social good. I'll let the video speak for itself because I feel I won't do the video justice with an inadequate description.

6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog?

I had a lot of fun in this Echo Module, and I see a lot of potential in this course. I think our groups could have been established in the beginning of the course, so we all knew who we were going to work with for the end project. The class blog helped organize a lot of the information and videos from class. It was helpful to me to have one blog where everything was located, which might not happen if each student had their own blog.

Sarah's Reflection

1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you?
         One of the most interesting videos that I've seen, Margot posted. It was about a teenage boy, our age, you miraculously lived after being shot by one of his good friends. It really makes me realize how important it is to live in the moment and not take anything for granted, because anything can happen at any time. I also really liked the the ski jump video. A great video to make you laugh every time!

2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting?
         I really liked the video that Molly made about Caribou. She did a really good job with editing and filming. I also really liked the video the Margot posted about Jill. It was really fun to make that video with her.

3. What were three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate.
        For one, before this class I would see people glued to their phones walking down brick row, and I always figured they were texting or tweeting, but now, I realize that they could be reading the newspaper or their email. Another thing that I will take away from this course is that once I post something to the internet it is there forever and everyone can see it.
       
4. What was your contribution to your group's final movie? Who was a leader in your group? What would you have done differently - especially if you had more time?
          I mostly contributed during class time, with shooting and ideas. The leader in our group was Margot and Andrew. Margot had most of the ideas because it was for her Morgan Leaders video and Andrew did all of the editing, because he had all of the equipment. I tried to figure out times when I could meet with them,  but it was all sort of unorganized, and I would have tried to go in and help.

5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good?
        - http://youtu.be/l-gQLqv9f4o  - Really cool and inspirational.
        - http://youtu.be/IcZVGjG6LWM - Would never think that this little boy had a disease like that. Really cool
        - http://youtu.be/6klClwZVHfE - Very touching and inspirational

6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog?
        I would maybe give more time for the groups to make the final video. The class blog was very helpful to see what I missed the day I missed. No, I think having a blog already created was good.

Varun's Views on TSM

1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you?
The Ted Talk about the guy giving computers to those kids in India was interesting because he looked at ways people could learn things differently. He was saying that through curiosity those kids were able to learn something that he never thought they could understand.

2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting?
Barnabas' Catcher in the Rye video was the most impressive.

3. What are three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate.
I have learned about how social media can be used for marketing, about how times are rapidly changing in terms of technology, and I have started using Twitter to follow news items.

4. What was your contribution to your group's final movie? Who was a leader in your group? What would you have done differently - especially if you had more time?
I took some pictures around campus. Jack was the leader. We would have developed some better ideas with more time.

5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good?
It can be used to communicate news and ideas quickly.

6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog?
It was helpful.

Jack's Reflection

1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you? I honestly thought some of the more interesting videos were the ones that are promoting the use of technology in schools. I feel like technology can only get more advanced, where there is no peak of how far we can go with it. Learning from technology, like we did in this echo, allows an individual to access information compiled by 7.2 billion people. People all over the world, know more than just any one teacher can tell you.

 2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting? I'm no video expert but I thought some of the videos created by my classmates are incredible, specifically Azziz's first video about Reserve that he created and Andrew's end of the class video. Some of the media work done by my friends is incredible. I was really impressed by some of the things that everyone did.

 3. What are three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate. I think the most important thing I could take away from this course is how the world of teaching is evolving to incorporate the use of technology and how important in the future it is to know how to use some of the alternative types of media. The third thing I could take away would be a lot of the cool features that we learned about like the infographics, and TED talks. All of this stuff was incredibly valuable to learn and will take it as inspiration when I use the internet in the future.

 4. What was your contribution to your group's final movie? Who was a leader in your group? What would you have done differently - especially if you had more time? I ended up editing and putting together the final movie. I would say our leader was the beautiful Ms. Anna Ballard. It would have been nice to have more time since we were all fairly busy the past two weeks so we found we were rushing a little bit to get it together. I would have tried to meet maybe once as a group outside of class.

 5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good? https://twitter.com/Fascinatingpics http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_ZmM7zPLyI http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/ I found all these links to be really insightful and really beautiful.

 6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog? I thought it was well done this year, I don't really have anything to add and I don't have anything to compare it to. I thought the class blog was a good idea since we see what it takes to blog and it could be our decision to make our own blog in the end. Other then giving us a little more time on the final project, I have nothing else to add.

Tuong´s self-reflection

FINAL #teachingsocialmedia #TSMecho Reflection

1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you? I find all TED talks are the most interesting videos to me. These talks are comprehensive in that not only they are funny, but they also convey a lot of things for me to think carefully. The speakers inspire me a lot about how they think of an issue, an aspect.

2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting? I like the video of Barnabas about The Catcher In The Rye. That video is insightful, and reveals his editing skill that I need to study more.

3. What are three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate. + The first thing is that I know the importance of social media. This is obvious because of the fact that no one can exist and develop without social media. I can get news, all kinds of information for my studying. + The second thing is that I learn how to cooperate with members in a group. It is always hard to know where to start a project at the beginning. Therefore, knowing how to organize, arrange, and make decisions is essential, and I now get used to it. + The third thing is that I understand that I not only can learn from social media, but also from friends. my friends actually teach me a lot of new things when I come here. This is my first year, so I am unfamiliar with some things. When I get to know and talk with friends, I know practically social things, besides lessons in classes.

4. What was your contribution to your group's final movie? Who was a leader in your group? What would you have done differently - especially if you had more time? I take a lot of pictures with Varun and think of some ideas like choosing great places to take pictures. My group leader is Barnabas. I would have learned how to edit the movie; I really know a bit how to edit movies, but overally, my editting sill is not good enough. Editing also takes a lot of time, but I what I would do is to learn about movies editing thoroughly.

5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good? Ted.com, youtube.com, and nationaljournal.com. These 3 links are wonderful in that people can know truth lied behind a social problem,political issues, so that we can learn from our mistakes to move on, and address an issue more multi-faceted.

6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog? The class blog is very helpful, since it keeps me up-to-date. I have created my own blogs in history class. Besides teaching about social media, I hope this course maintains this pace- access to interesting videos. Everyone can learn from these videos, and knows how much time to spend on the Internet.

Charnley's Infographic


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Andrew Fazekash Final Post


1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you?

I really enjoyed watching all of the TED talks. Along with that, the one on the hole in the wall computers today definitely posed an interesting question. Can education be done solely through technology?

2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting?

All of the videos were pretty good. I loved Azziz's video: Western Reserve Academy in a Minute.

3. What are three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate. 

 - Social Media can be used be used for good and for time wasting.

 - Coding is the future.

 - Videos are a means to convey ideas and advertise.. They aren't just fruitless wastes of time. They are also an art form; I love making videos and wish I had more time to invest in them.

4. What was your contribution to your group's final movie? Who was a leader in your group? What would you have done differently - especially if you had more time?

I filmed a lot of it and edited the whole thing. I would have filmed a lot more and spent more time on the footage overall. I also would have used a tripod and a different editing program. I was short on time so I ended up using iMovie, which is really unprofessional. Margot was definitely the group leader, and talked me through the good times and the bad. Azziz also contributed tons of footage which I really appreciated! I really wish I had way more time.

5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bek1y2uiQGA
I would like to share my first link because it changed my outlook completely on life. The video is inappropriate, but it shows that you need to live your life in a way that makes you happy; do what you want to do. This especially applies to your occupation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAibh3SqRUo
This video is inspirational.. This guy made the most out of his life given his circumstances. He also has a hot wife and a ton of money.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRexWE9yBVA
This show was great, I wish it still were running. The goal these guys set out, to check off one item on their bucket list and do the same for another person, is similar to that which everyone should have. Fulfilling your own dreams is important but helping others with theirs is the most valuable thing you can do.

6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog?

The class blog was very helpful, I wouldn't change a thing about the blog setup. However, we should have consolidated all of the video projects into one huge final so we all could have invested more time into one and made it more meaningful.


All About Anna- ECHO Reflection

1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you?One of my favorite videos was "Why I hate school but love education" as well as the short animated video.

2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting?Some of the infographics are really cool and I also really like Molly's Caribou video.


3. What are three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate.I understand certain outlets of social media better now because I don't use all of them and didn't really get the point until now. I understand how to create content now. I've also learned how to use social media for good things rather than just wasting time. 


4. What was your contribution to your group's final movie? Who was a leader in your group? What would you have done differently - especially if you had more time?

I helped by taking lots of videos and pictures whenever I saw something that seemed to show what reserve is.

5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good?

This video is pretty interesting to show how our generation does not have to accept what people say is our future.
I thought this video used really cool graphics and facts to show what the world's large population really means.
This video is really interesting on body language and how not only can your mind affect your body, your body language can actually affect your mind as well.

6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog?
I think it could have been interesting to have us all create our own blogs and be writing about different specific things that we would all track and follow throughout the ECHO. The class blog was helpful to follow what we did throughout the ECHO and it was easy to see what you missed if you missed any classes.

Sara's Cool Beans


1. Looking back at the blog - what video's were most interesting to you?

2. Looking back at your classmates videos and posts - which were most impressive and interesting?

3. What are three things that you will take away from this course? Why? Please elaborate.

4. What was your contribution to your group's final movie? Who was a leader in your group? What would you have done differently - especially if you had more time?

5. What are three links you wish to promote and why? How can social media be a tool for social good?

6. What suggestions do you have for the future of this ECHO: teaching social media? Was the class blog helpful? Would you have liked to have created your own blog?