K-12 Assignment

Posted: January 19, 2012 in EdTech DEW Lines

I chose to make this video because Google can be a pain to find a good site to rip youtube videos. This site files everything you’ll need to rip and convert. Its important that things on the internet are made easier for us. I just recorded my PC monitor with my cellphone.

From reading about Edupunk from Never Mind the Edupunks; or, The Great Web 2.0 Swindle, I learned that Edupunk was created by Jim Groom and has sparked a lot of conversation around the internet. Following the trail lead to a book that was published by Anya Kamenetz who published the book DIY U. From there I found this video about the author getting interviewed on The Daily. In this interview she talks about the future of education.

From there I found a Battle royal video with Jim Groom and Gardner Campbell in which Jim explains what Edupunk punk means. The quote can be seen here. From all these pieces of information I was able to give my own perspective on Edupunk. Edupunk was pretty much a rant about a certain group in this case blackboard and it evolved into a argument that pissed of a lot of people because of the DIY or Do It Yourself attitude.

Dan Cohen Poll

Posted: January 12, 2012 in EdTech DEW Lines, Poll Results

The question I asked in my poll was “Do you think that we will eventually solve pie or will it still be a mystery?

Based on my results, yes. Two of them suggested that “eventually someone will solve pi. It will take some time.”

The second poller said:

I believe that we will eventually solve the mystery of pie. If we look in the past, there was a time when people had no idea about internet and now internet has become a source of communication. In past, mathematicians have solved many mysterious things and I believe that in this advanced technological world, pie will be solved as well.

Based on the results I had, I was unable to formulate my own hypothesis because only 3 people answered the question, so that didn’t effect my opinion. But in my opinion I don’t think that pi will ever be solved. It’s a lot of numbers to deal with.

Dan Cohen

Posted: January 11, 2012 in EdTech DEW Lines, TEDxNYED 2010 Poll

Dan Cohen talks about Pie (3.14…) with the history of it.

Pie doesn’t stop and it was taught in its first conception.

Dan refers about pie in the bible.

Johann Heinrich Lambert was a self taught mathematician that was able to prove that pie was irrational. Watch it here.

After that point years later mathematicians argue about different theories (Click Here) in which Dan refers to as a modern day flame war on twitter (Hilarious). Click Here.

Soon there was no result to the whole pie issue until it was solved by a person from Brooklyn. He created a pattern which was organized and easy to follow. The pie symbol worked very well and the 3.14 slowly would shy away. The new pie was able to find planetary orbits and land rockets on the moon.  Pie still has great mysterious. Click Here.

I am not a Apple fan. I just love their design sense. Many manufacturers don’t have much design sense. I think Apple or Steve Jobs has figured out how to design good products. My students thinking differently is a good way to run the class. Many of the teachers these days force information into the students head but there is very little room for creative thinking.

What if George Bush didn’t win that election? This is the type of thinkingt that I want my students to have. I feel its great to have them think this way. In my opinion I think he was one of the worst president in the history of the United States. So what if? Would be in a recession now? Would 9 11 not happen? Would online gambling be more popular? There is a lot to think about.

For this image I put it through pixlr and added text to it. The color of the text I was having a hard time with because of the color.

“A mother who relentlessly pushes her children toward academic achievement”

 This used to be my childhood. How much I hated it. This was a DS106 assignment.

Always wanted to make fun of WWE. This is a DS106 assignment.

For my gif animation I did it with putting a dollar into the vending machine. For this I took it with my cell phones video camera because my phone doesn’t have a burst shooting mode. From there I took a snap shot of every frame and added them into photoshop and animated each frame. It was a long process because I had to work with 24 frames. But the outcome was great.