Keep on Keepin On 09/30/2011
I want to thank everyone for their patience on Wednesday night. Due to the weather some people couldn't not attend (f2f or virtually). I think ODU had some in/out Internet glitches as well. So we've got a week of asynchronous activities. Since it is a little more than 3 hours, I want to offer the credit of one reading & thinking blog entry for completing all of the activities for this week's work.
I wanted to share a few other things. In class I was going to show you how to "publish" various notes and/or resource lists using Diigo. Instead I made one more video for you. Both of these "publishing" options were ones I suggested you do for a Brain Rules Notetaking Challenge.
On that note, I wanted to share this video I just found and watched. It helps confirm that what/why/how of the Notetaking Challenge. It could also be a fun one to share with students and/or administrators!
I also wanted to share with you this announcement of Juxio discontinuing its services. This is a perfect example of the danger of using web based applications (especially free ones). It definitely should get you thinking about how you can archive materials. For example, if I had a Juxio I really liked (and I'm bummed I never really got the chance to develop one), I could take still screen captures of it and/or do a video screencapture describing what/why/how I developed it. Think about that last option as something you can have students to both archive a multimedia project within a more secure media (video) as well as reflect on what rhetorical choices they made.
Finally, I was wondering how/why many of your Prezis looked similar. Prezi now does templates! Ha; I didn't know that! From playing with prezi, watching what others do with prezi, and facilitating a workshop or two on prezi, I've come up with the following three types/categories of how a prezi is organized: