Sunday, November 14, 2010

Blog Post #12


Watch this video made by 3rd-5th graders filmed by Ms. Jackie Gerstein.(7:57) The students are acting out scenarios about the "Great Debate-Tech vs. Text" As you watch, think about the scenarios are the students are acting out. Write a paragraph response to your side of the "great-debate" and how you will use technology in your classroom.

Discovery Student Movies

Read this BLOG. The first post is about a website called 'Qwiki'. After reading, go to the website. Write a one-two paragraph response to your opinion on the website. What it is and would you use it?

My answers:

I really loved this video. The great debate about technology in the classroom is an on-going debate. Having the students act out scenarios of the use of technology in the classroom is a great and very creative idea. In doing this video, the students are able to see the benefits of using technology in the classroom. In my own classroom, I will want to incorporate technology in the way that Ms. Jackie did. I will have my students use video and computers to enhance their learning experience.

Qwiki is a search engine that uses voice narration to show the results in video, images, and text. You must request an invitation to use the full version of Qwiki, but it's well worth it. Qwiki is still being worked on and not everything you search for will be on there, but it is getting more advanced each day. In the classroom, you can use it for anything. Older or younger students will enjoy it and it can be used in many different ways.


  1. Samantha,

    I also loved the video. The kids were super cute, and they did an excellent job acting. I thought the way they presented the information was quite accurate, and it definitely makes you think about technology in the classroom. I also want to be creative when I use technology in my classroom.

    Qwiki is an awesome search engine. I definitely think it could be useful for the classroom, and I am sure once they get it up completely running, it will a great tool. How did you find this?

  2. Samantha,
    I loved all the cool stuff you found to do this assignment on. I really enjoyed the video. I think it's a good idea to incorporate technology into classrooms. I definitely plan on using technology in my classroom to help children learn.
    Qwiki is a really good search engine. I think when it is fully up and running it will be a great tool to use in the classroom. Thank you so much for sharing your great findings.
    Tierra Dinkins