Friday, November 30, 2018

Pecha Kucka Socia Media in Education link

Check out my website to find my very first Pecha Kucha Presentation about Social Media in Education. It is located in the "Work Experience" tab under "Resume".

PechaKucha PPT list

Social Media in Education, by : Ali Bowles
Textual Content 
Graphic Content
Hi, my name is Ali Bowles. Im an Early Childhood Education major here, which is why I am doing Social Media in Education. 
“Edison Bulb on Chalk Board”
Think back to the older days when teachers used chalk boards, old fashion grade books, and weekly flyers. 
“Person Holding White Chalk”
Social Media changed all of this. I am going to talk about how social media has positively impacted education and mainly the teachers.
“Social Media v1”
Personal relationships: understand where the student comes from, learn more about family, learn communication preference
“Black Laptop Computer”
Communication: parents meet each other, ask for help/ supplies, build classroom community 
“Black Laptop Computer”
Track student progress: grades, homework, see improvements and struggles, extend learning outside classroom 
“Black Laptop Computer”
Share student work: children become confident and proud, creates authentic audience
“Close Up of Woman Working”
Share student work: can keep track of their grades, homework if they forget instruction, promotes feedback
“Photo of Sticky Notes and Colored Pens Scrambled on Table”
Teachers help teachers: share ideas, lessons, and activities all over the country, chat rooms to learn from each other
“White Pad Drawing”
Examples: teacherspayteachers which you see contains lesson plans and activities from teachers all over the country and they can steal ideas, classroom 2.0 and Edmodo
Quote, teachers never stop learning
“Information Sign on Paper”
Example of tech learning: Flipgrid (explain it), different learning styles
Tech teaching: monitor work closely because enables replays and slow motion
Global connections: collaborate with children all over the world, see differences
“Woman Hand Touches Green Desk Globe”
Global connections: learn cultures, strategies, languages, develop empathy when see children less or more fortunate, multiculturalism
Model Figure Standing on Map”
Examples: more student to student focused, collaboration
Along with global connections, the social media chatting could also allow students to interact with higher level students which could involve tutoring 
“Photo of a Boy Reading Book”
Connect with Experts: reading a book about astronauts, get to talk with them, makes more personal and memorable and real experience
Virtual fieldtrips: in the case of lower economic schools not being able to afford, children will still get the experience, useful if places are too far or just out of pure curiosity
“Yellow Bus Die- cast Model on Shelf Between Books”
Conclusion: very useful for organization and communication among everyone and extremely convenient given that everyone has technology
“Shadow Depth of Field Photography of Human Index Finger”
CREDITS for all images, etc.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

11/20/18 Class Notes

"Death By PowerPoint"
Links found on class website...

  • PPT is boring and crowded, excessive words, clashing words and font colors, too many bullet points, too many slides, too much animation
5 things to avoid with presentation:
--too much info, don't write down everything (people can read!!!)
--not enough visuals 
--horrible quality (get an image that is clear when filling the screen)
--slides are all over the place (need to be organized and connected)
--lack of preparation 

--DO NOT use typical PT template (writing on left, blurry image on right, title at top)

PechaKucha: 20 seconds x 20 slides .... 16x9 design ... set to 20 secs for transition 

Last slide: Thank the audience, provide contact info (website, email...)

Monday, November 12, 2018

Black Mirror and Wired Article

The Black Mirror episode, NoseDive, describes a society where everyone is judged/ rated on how others view them. In order to have a high self-ranking, you must have a pretty smile, be a nice person,  have a perfect laugh, visibly exercise daily, and much more. Everyone that wants a high rank, has to make sure every single day that they appear to be a perfect, flawless human (robot).
I have never been a fan of this episode simply because it is scary. To me, it is scary to see a society that is so self-obsessed and technology-obsessed because deep down I think we all fear that ours will one day be to that extreme.
This episode relates to us with our social media presence because we are also judged on what we put out there for everyone to see. How we show ourselves on the Internet is how people are going to know us and remember us.

The Wired article compares to the Black Mirror episode in that Liu (and society) can literally do everything with his phone. With a smart phone, you can pay for rides, food, bills, groceries, etc, and pretty much anything else you would want to do, without ever leaving your home. This new Alipay tool is developing more and more invasive. The company added the idea of calculating a credit score based on people's individual everyday activities ("credit for everything in your life"). This company will also judge whether people are "good" or "bad" and put limitations based on their ruling.
He goes on to say that while in Shanghi, he attempted to rent a bicycle and had to pay a fee because of his "middling score". That is very much like the show. The article continues to become more and more like the show; at one time stating, "if your friend are all high-score people, its good for you. If you have some bad-credit people as friends, its not nice."

Pecha Kucka Socia Media in Education link

Check out my website to find my very first Pecha Kucha Presentation about Social Media in Education. It is located in the "Work Experi...