“ I had students to a rough storyboard of what they planned to create. Some of the speech bubbles and text boxes they wrote were both surprising, and innovative. The students then exported the Comic Life presentations as quicktime files, uploaded them to YouTube, and then embedded them on the class wiki.”
Ethos: EmoGirl: Critique of school Internet policies
I think the internet usage policies are ridiculous. The policies are almost impossible to find. I spent half an hour trying to find them and I'm a young, computer savvy person.
“ Strict Father” cultural model: Charles Hammerstein
The issue with sites like YouTube is that it is a helpful site when used correctly, but the ratio of students who would use it to the students who would abuse it would greatly favor the later of the two. R-rated sites are not ok because they usually contain information and content that may be considered offensive . T he internet policies are very clear, if your grandmother would not appreciate it, then you probably shouldn't be doing those kind of things at school.
Bubbl.us mapping to identify roles and relationships between roles
I think it was a valuable learning experience because we actually got to argue back and forth with other people. If this had just been a writing assignment, it would have only been one-sided. You can use persuasive arguments in a paper but you can’t have a back and forth conversation on it. I really felt like it helped me get into someone else’s shoes and think like someone different from myself.