Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Weekly Tech Tip - Metacognition

Weekly Tech Tip:

Please share your story or example of a non-school learning experience you have had and what made that experience so powerful for you. You can share your responses by adding a comment on this blog post.



Recommended tools for constructing your response:
  • - If you can type, you can make movies. Text-to-Movie
  • - make still pictures talk with comical moving mouths.
  • - Add your own subtitles to clips from Chinese movies.
  • Add subtitles to foreign language films (like Chinese Movie Creator).
  • - Generates videos of your Google Searches to tell a story.
  • - Free online audio recorder and audio publishing
  • - convert text to speech (spoken by a cartoon avatar)
  • - upload your photo, record your voice, share with friends
    - Innovative online presentation program that nicely integrates multimedia from other sources.
  • - Prezi.com - The zooming presentation editor
  • - Turn your document files into an online books & magazines
  • - Collaborative storytelling for families and friends (perfect for creative writing)

24 comments:

Scott Schwister said...

All right. Have at it.

http://www.pimpampum.net/bookr/index.php?id=16346

Carl Anderson said...

Hi,
I tried to post a comment, but I guess I have to have a google account or remember my password or something that I’m not sure about so I’m just pasting my comment here so I don’t have to do it all over again.

I recently learned how to swing a sledge hammer to knock out steps and how to build a patio. I worked side by side with a mentor/coach who showed me what to do and let me try. The things he didn't know we tried to figure out together and after many, many tries I learned.

Christine

Prayer Adventures said...

Here is my answer. I am going to share your video question on facebook and see if I can get any traffic from my circle. I would be interested to hear a clergy response to this.

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6870223/

Wm Chamberlain said...

When I was about 12 years old I was helping my dad cut trees for firewood. When we finished the truck would not start because of a dead battery. Dad walked home and came back with a car so we could jump start the truck.

Dad gave me the jumper cables and told me to hook them to the batteries on both vehicles. Unfortunately I switched the positive and negative cables when I placed them on the truck which caused sparks to fly. It almost ruined both batteries.

After dad pulled the cables off the truck (and quit yelling at me) he showed me how the cables had to match up on the batteries. Between the light show and my dad's reaction I had a real emotional response to the situation! I had never seen my dad scared before and it really made an impression on me.

This was a powerful learning experience for me. I not only learned how to jump a battery correctly, but also that I needed to ask questions when I didn't know how to do something. (I also learned that things I did really mattered to my dad, and not just because I was breaking something or tearing it up.)

Mrs. Tenkely said...

Hard to choose one, they were plentiful around my house growing up.

One that stands out at the moment is building a wooden model rocket with my dad to launch at LDRS. We built several with different length nose cones, different size and shaped fins, and different body widths and lengths. As we launched each one we would take note of the pitch and yaw and conjecture about what element of the rocket caused certain results. On this particular trip I also learned about breaking the sound barrier as one of our wooden rockets managed to break it.

lpeterson said...

At the farmers market we learned that apples are expensive.

Anne said...

I recently started coaching synchronized swimming again and have been thinking back frequently on how certain skills "clicked" for me as a swimmer. Sometimes it was a coach explaining a movement to me with a new metaphor, sometimes it was watching another swimmer, sometimes it was practicing on my own for the 100th time.

Marie said...

In China, you need to bring your own TP EVERYWHERE.

Anonymous said...

I learned that posting is hard at first but am hopeful it will get much easier with practice.

Mr. Russo's Pangaea House Blog said...

I learned that Minnesota has very few "dangerous" animals in it's wilds There is only one snake that is venomous enough to cause harm, no spiders that can harm and the wolves and black bears usually run from you. True, the bug are annoying but not life threatening. I came to Minnesota virtually fearless, until I found one animal that is worthy of severe caution... the skunk. The are common, ill-tempered and possess a "spray now, ask later" attitude that has taught me that the woods are not as safe as they seem.

Mark

Greg Marget said...

XTRANormal is a pretty fun tool. I've used it in class and on my blog. Here is a link to an example where I used it before. The post is password protected. The password is "Handel":

http://xworch.edublogs.org/2009/03/11/dorq-chat/

emid6067.net said...

SECURITY WILL BE A CONCERN FOR MY STUDENTS; PLEASE HELP ME CREATE THAT "WALLED GARDEN" of Moodle safety, Carl!

Anonymous said...

Being sick one day with my 14 year old daughter, we talked all day and learned thing we never would have taken the time out to discover.

Kristin said...

I learned that I have to watch my tone when talking to people, because I come off differently then what is meant. I learned this while dating my husband, from direct feedback. After a couple of dates he said, "the way you talk to people makes you sound mean." I appreciated the bluntness and the conversation about how to fix it.

susan.marshall said...

I learn a ton from my kids every day. I've learned how to be a short-order cook, how to find "army dudes" in any store, how to tolerate "Secret Life of the American Teenager."I should write a book.

C. Schuld said...

Traveling is a great learning experience for me. I've been able to see art works in real life that I have seen in my art books for so many years. I am spending my kids' inheritance doing this. :) Char

Greg Marget said...

Another great tool is Animoto (animoto.com). It is a great slide show generator. Here is an example: http://xworch.edublogs.org/2009/02/11/concert-pics-2/

Anonymous said...

Yay... I'm posting a comment... I think the opossum is pretty formidable Mark...

Sande said...

The saying goes, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." Maybe this is true for short absences. I learned long absences change people in profound ways creating the need to fall in love again, hopefully with the same person!

Anonymous said...

What I learned outside of school.
My mom has an unusal job, she is a conservation officer which means she knows how to hunt & is very intuned to the environment.
When I was younger, she caught a snapping turtle, she butchered it in front of me to make soup. She pulled back the under belly shell off and showed me the beating of the heart which it continued for a while even when dead. It was an eye opening experience for a young girl. I was amazed by my mom's ability & what I learned about the insides of a turtle. By: Jessi McEwen

Anonymous said...

What I learned outside of school.
My mom has an unusal job, she is a conservation officer which means she knows how to hunt & is very intuned to the environment.
When I was younger, she caught a snapping turtle, she butchered it in front of me to make soup. She pulled back the under belly shell off and showed me the beating of the heart which it continued for a while even when dead. It was an eye opening experience for a young girl. I was amazed by my mom's ability & what I learned about the insides of a turtle. By: Jessi McEwen

Anonymous said...

When I went to Hoover Dam I learned that there was a job called a swinger where they would sit on a wooden seat and they would tie their swings onto the side of the mountain. They would drill holes into the side of the rock and plug it with dynamite and figure out precisely how the wick would burn so they could swing away before the dynamite lit. They would swing away as the dynamite went off, and then swing back to plug another hole. I thought it was extremely valiant. They could have gotten an award for their bravery. Without those "swingers" as part of the crew, there would have been no Hoover Dam. They gave so much of their lives to the endeavor.

Jenny/Becky/Jamie said...

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7244409/

ghostlibrarian said...

Here is our fotobabble learning story by Kim Tann.

http://www.fotobabble.com/m/Q3R2NER5WElTUFk9