EDTC Learning Project

Colours Galore!

Okay guys, here is my video for this week. I thought I would be neat and add some music too the video this time. I also wanted to switch up my style and do a silent video instead of me talking in the video.

I wasn’t sure as to what to learn this week for my learning project. I decided colours was a good idea because we use colours a lot in everyday life. As I started making this video, I realized that some of the colours were way harder to duplicate than others. I also noticed that when using my “SignSchool” app, some of the colours had more than one sign so I wasn’t sure as to what sign I should use. I will definitely have to do some more research and figure out why there are more than one sign for some colours. Another thing I noticed when learning the signs from the app was that they didn’t have a sign for the colour green. I had to actually turn to youtube and find the sign for green. So Im not too sure why the app didn’t have green on it.

As I was learning the signs, I also noticed that remembering multiple colours was slightly tough. I would forget some of the colours signs, and then have to go back and rewatch the video from the app. I think that the more that I watched the videos, the more I learned the signs as well. On the app, they actually had more than just colours for that topic. They had signs for #dark, #light, #gold and so on. I figured that I didnt want to push it too much and try and learn to much. This week was really fun learning the colours!

If anyone has any ideas for me for next time, feel free to comment. I am always looking for some awesome ideas.

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youtube is scary….yet amazing

As I was watching the video on youtube, I came to the realization that the world of youtube is scary but also amazing. If you think in a broad sense about what has came from youtube it’s incredible. People have been discovered as amazing talented singers (aka. Justin Bieber). Some have created very negative videos, while others have made people feel amazing and beautiful.

when I first turned to youtube, I was quite young and impressionable. What I first started to watch was makeup artists create tutorials on how to do makeup. This really intrigued me. I started to follow more and more people in the beauty world. This made me really enjoy the world of makeup and aesthetics. I enjoyed it so much that I would go out and get makeup and practice putting it on like the people in the videos. It made me fall in love with youtube because it was the only thing that I typically watched.

On the other hand, youtube has had an immense impact on my life as well. I remember watching the Amanda Todd videos shortly after she killed herself and the media was in a scramble. I remember thinking that her story was so incredibly terrifying and painful. Now to bring it back to the video, I am sure that Amanda Todd’s story got millions of views in a short amount of time. I think its just incredible to realize how our world uses the advances that we have.

We talked in class about how people become famous from youtube or how people can make youtube a place to cry out for help. I remember just recently when Logan Paul put a video on youtube about going to the “suicide forest” in Japan and seeing a man who had just recently committed suicide. The internet was in an absolute frenzy because Logan decided to make this video and not take the fact seriously that a man lost his life and a family lost their child. It just really measures me that our world has changed so much, even since I was a child. Youtube only came out when I was fairly young. There was nothing like this before.

Don’t get me wrong, I think that technology is an amazing thing that we have in todays society. I also believe that what we do with it and how we use it is another story. I believe that technology such as youtube is being integrated into society more and more. As a teacher, I personally think it is my job to help students prepare for the future ahead, and to do this, I think that technology plays a huge role.