YOUniversityTV is the first wholly integrated College Video Resource Community, which provides an interactive immersive virtual environment dedicated to colleges and all of those individuals wishing to discover more about them. YOUniversityTV is dedicated to promoting higher education by assisting students with the college-selection process by providing access to videos and educational resources for colleges around the U.S.
In Other Words...
IT'S AN AWESOME SITE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DIFFERENT COLLEGES!
established in 2008
The benefit of YOUniversityTV.com to the classroom?
Promotes Higher Education by taking advantage of the digital era and Web 2.0 development
Aids school counselors in facilitating college searches for students
Allows students to share and connect with other college bound peers via videos and other resources
Helps it users narrow down their options with the single click of a mouse
Being a tool that provides insight on different career paths and expectations
Setting up an account is easy... Fill in the login info, upload a photo, & PRESTO!
Only Glaring Dis advantage to use in the classroom Since YOUniversityTV.com is in it's BETA stage, sometime there are pop-ups that come up every once in a while. They are very few and appear to be non-threatening, but some schools may choose to block the site for this reason. YOUniversityTV.com should be out of beta stage by Spring 2010
And now the cool stuff you can do with YOUniversityTV.com!! Watch a video on what you can do with YOUniversityTV.com A snapshot of my interactive dorm room
The website Aviary is an introductory media design website that hosts emulators and allows students to examine a plethora of options and opportunities to express themselves artistically.
The level of methods includes, but is not limited to expressions in music, design, photography, illustration, and video. The site offers unlimited entry level editing of photos, logos, web templates, filters, color palettes, screen captures, and even illustrations!
The potential limitations of Aviary's emulators could be that there is some degree of a learning curve this far more than compensated with aviary's immense use of online video tutorials. Offering tutorials in every emulator they host it creates a great opportunity for those eager to learn the software, but do not know where to begin.
Aviary: In the Classroom
And without a doubt Aviary could contribute vastly to the productive growth in a graphic design classroom. Further by immediately publishing the work as soon as it is saved to the web site it allows students the opportunity to meet artists much like themselves to communication, collaborate, and share ideas on a entirely new level! Further users are allowed to post comments on critique each others work thereby providing valuable feedback to students to improve their practice, skills, and strategies to create better more creative designs, photos, music, or even illustrations. The potential effects of Aviary has on the development of the artistic learner are limitless as it gives them a vast array of options to experiment with and express themselves.
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It is hard to find any problems with Picnik. It is one of the easiest online tools to use. If one had to be really picky, they could say that to use the coolest and most creative tools for Picnik, you need to purchase the "premium" service (vs the free service). However, with a little ingenuity, you can create cool pictures without upgrading to premium!
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"With Web 3.0 already emerging, it's difficult to find reliable web sites that truly promote the self empowerment of learners in the classroom. Luckily, thanks to Aviary, Picnik, and YouniversityTV.com, self empowerment in education is still a reality! The potential for their use is classroom is limitless as all three foster productive intellectual growth, promote creativity, and encourage simplicity in the interface of technology. Aviary and Picnik demonstrate how beneficial technology can be in the classroom by embracing the platforms of photography, illustration, and design. YouniversityTV.com gives insight of things to come in the world of college prep and also proves that it is never too early (or late), to jump on the education bandwagon! In closing, these are just a few Web 2.0 that can be utilized to significantly enhance the overall learning experience. "