Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's a Video Chat World

So video chat. It was easy, I already had skype. Quality is never that good though. But it's free!

I don't think I would use this with my students. I would just rather not spend time outside of class teaching on computer. maybe thats selfish. Maybe I'm just a fan of separating spheres.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Lesson # 6: the videos

Okay, so, the video I downloaded was from youtube, and was called "tights are not pants" by Glozell. I might use it for a modesty lecture in one of my labs....
I used the firefox download "1-click youtube video downloader". Um, it was really easy, and the only problem is that my computer/internet is slow.

I won't have any problems using this video in class because it is on youtube--which is public. I would use it for teaching, and I wouldn't even use the whole video, just the second half.

Anyways, tights are not pants.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


So that copyright video was crazy.. right?
I learned a new word though. So "orphan works" are works under copyright, but whose copyright protector is difficult or impossible to catch. true story.
so thanks wikipedia.
Once I was on the activities committee in a college ward in Oregon. We wanted to watch a disney movie for an activity, but first it was my task to get permission. That was ridiculous, especially without any resources. Somehow i managed to email one of the producers who was like "yeah of course, i mean, make sure you tell everyone it was a disney movie" so i did. A lot of work, man.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The movie

here is my movie plan:

Length pattern alteration (Clothing II, standard 3 objective 1)
  1. Intro: narrative with text and a sweet photo

A. "often we need to lengthen clothing so they can fit, the bes place is to start with a pattern. We will be working on a skirt pattern, lengthening it 2 inches to make it knee length for our model"

B. Pic--girl wearing a knee length skirt

2. Still image of pattern

3. Funny image of girl wearing skirt too short

4. ? question mark

5. Video of me drawing line on pattern to cut--narration "1st we need to find a line perpendicular to center front (or back) that a neutral space to add length"

a. Draw

6. "stop action" still images of pulling the pattern down 2" --narration "now pull pattern down 2 inches making sure to keep perpendicular to center front (or back)

7. Cartoon of math--narration: you want your pattern to be length of your waist to knee + hem (1 1/4") and waist seam allowance (5/8")

8. Tape! sweet "stop action" of taping motion

9. the end--text credits

This is to fulfill an objective for Clothing II--pattern alterations.

In this case i think that a video is really helpful because it is hard to show a whole class what i'm trying to do with a pattern without huge annoying pieces of paper. It is also helpful for students to be able to watch the video as many times as they need to make sense of the task. Since there are alot of alterations that i could teach to really fulfill the objective i think that it would help save time also by having a video--partly because students can watch as many times as necessary, and partly because it is quicker to learn something if you can control the speed and go through the steps at your own pace.

I'm going to be using windows movie maker and my digital camera--wish me luck!