Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ed Substance

Communication


Well, I am going to try something different. Of the current blogs that I am writing, this one is the most important to me. It has also been the most challenging to decide how to proceed constructing. Given that statement, I'll be brief.

I am looking for ways to get young people communicating about their experiences. I am interested in you as a whole. However, I am particularly interested in learning about your true, genuine feelings towards education and future career goals.

Through Animation

I have come up with, what I think, is a cool way to share young peoples' experiences. Animation!!! No, this is not the first time that it has been done. I do believe that this is the first time in history where we all can contribute and share our experiences through animation and in a cost effective way.

Let me show you an example! Check out this new animated series that we will be producing here at Mind Over Tutors, Inc.



Nothing overly complicated...robotic voices for sure. Look deeper though! Follow the story lines over the coming episodes. Ask yourself how your personal experience is similar to Ed's or someone else in the story?

Real Change

Real change only comes through real work. I am not going to be one of these adults that over emphasizes and over dramatizes things. Everything does not have to be hard...complicated....earned through blood sweat and tears! Sometimes, we can just talk, discuss, and share. 

Let's make a difference together and for each other.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Students, are you using emerging technologies?

Between us

Students, I believe in you! I have heard you over the last twenty years and know now that less is better. Your generation can be described as brilliant. Now, we just have to get that brilliance to show up at the right time and in the right places. Are you up for the challenge?

Below is a video that I have featured in other blog post. Take a moment to see what your future classrooms could look like. We are definitely closer than you might think.


So what are the obvious questions after watching that video. I would love to get your feedback at the end of this post. Post a comment :)

Is it too much?

There has been recent push back on big companies that are driving to access student data in order to "better prepare for and differentiate material for" students. Not to go into all of the details here, but laws do exist in order to protect your information as students. Watch the video below and think about what the presenter is saying in relation to student data. Is this too much? Would you be ok with your performance data being shared with companies (Big Data), in the interest of better preparing for you down the road.


What is considered emerging in 2016?


Where you fit in today

I say to you again students....I believe in you! As we have seen in each of these videos, technology looks quite exciting in the future. In some cases, the future is already here. I challenge you to seek opportunities to use emerging and mobile technologies wherever you can within your academic programs, right now! Propose the use of new tools when submitting assignments for class. Do not be afraid to try new things. Seek assistance from others that have tried the new tools that you are interested in. Better yet, receive training from the experts with the online training that is so often provided with programs these days.

Best of luck and let us know how we may better serve you.