My "Humanizing Online" Reflections

I've enjoyed learning these tools since I am a geek at heart -- and make videos. My favorite is the liquid syllabus since the traditional ones are rather dull. May we use yours as a template Michelle and even copy and paste some of the directions for tech tools? Canva and Tack are fun and useful for livening things up. Animoto is a bit limited. Does it give more creative leeway if you pay? VoiceThread is good for hearing voices, but feels too slow and linear for a conversational feel. Short responses seem to be the key to having it flow well.

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2 years ago
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Hi Mara. Yes! You may use the instruction language I have. I always encourage you to walk through the steps on your own before using the language with students. Things change quickly! Also, if you would like to make a copy of my syllabus into your own Populr.me account, you can do so by logging in and then clicking on this link: https://populr.me/clone/553c51d6b13b7bdb23000015/1d16hdxfq4hgz130bse113va Populr has a feature called "cloning," which I've enabled here. This process creates a duplicate of my syllabus in your account. Then you can modify it as you wish. :) Sharing is caring.

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2 years ago
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I have never had a paid Animoto account, but I don't think the premium accounts have more editing features (if that's what you want). I agree, Animoto serves a specific niche for video. It's great for quick, lively bumpers and really is fun for folks without video editing skills. This is why I like sharing it with faculty who may feel intimidated by technology. As for VoiceThread, keep in mind that we used it here in a very large course setting. If I was teaching a class this big with students, I would have divided students up into groups. And, as the creator of a VT activity, you can certainly require a time limit on comment. I have found that it's rare to have students leave long comments. I'm usually wishing they'd dig deeper!

2 years ago
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Thanks for the cloning tip and offer Michelle. I want to use this format for my f2f classes in the fall- so much more fun and informative + colorful. Good points about VT. True, they tend to give the briefest answers possible sometimes! Thus, no yes/no questions. Thanks again for a great class. I learned many helpful ideas and tools.