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Monday - Flat Classroom Project Final Assignment - (Graded as your final test.)

In this post, you will reflect upon the experience of the Flat Classroom Project on the Ning. You must include the following items at the top of the post.

Group Assignment:
Hyperlink to Group Wiki:
Hyperlink to Outsourced Video Clip:
Your Video Hyperlink:

In your reflection, which may be a video, audio, or typed text, you must cover the following:

1) Overview of your topic - In at least 150 words and 4 hyperlinks, explain your topic. Include 1-2 items that were the most interesting to you about your topic.

2) Wiki Editing Process - In your opinion, what were the strengths and weaknesses of your wiki team. Did you have any problems or obstacles, and if so, what did you do to overcome the problems you experienced. Did your group adequately cite sources? Are you happy with your wiki? Why or why not? (min 100 words)

3) Outsourced Video -
3A - What was the outsourced video you created? Did you understand clearly what was asked of you? Did the video you made make it into the final video for the person you created it for? Why or why not? Include a hyperlink to the final video of the person that included your outsourced clip. (No need to embed) -- (min 50 words)

3B - What was the outsourced video you requested? Did you or did you not receive it? If you didn't receive it, why do you think you didn't? Did you use the outsourced clip(s) you received, why or why not? (please include a hyperlink to the student who created your outsourced video) (min 50 words)

4) Final Video - What was your initial idea and "pitch" to your teacher for this video? Did you stay true to your initial concept? Why or why not? Critique your own video - what is the quality of video? If it is not acceptable, what could you have done to improve it? Critique your own audio? What could you have done to improve it? Name at least one thing you could have done to have a better movie. Finally, share the hyperlink to at least one other movie on the Flat Classroom project that you believe deserves recognition and state why. (min 150 words)

IF you finish, continue to explore:

  1. http://playauditorium.com/
  2. http://surfthechannels.com/
  3. http://tooble.tv/
  4. http://wordie.org/
  5. http://www.hulu.com/
  6. http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/hs/home/home/index.htm
  7. http://morguefile.com/
  8. http://www.gizmoz.com/
  9. http://vimeo.com/
  10. http://www.taggalaxy.de/
  11. http://www.slide.com/
  12. http://www.gcast.com/?nr=1&&s=360804749
  13. http://www.voki.com/
  14. http://www.slideshare.net/
  15. http://www.xtranormal.com/xtranormal/make.php?uuid=32362b5e-b19b-11dd-81c8-001b210acd5f&nosearch=1&noregion=1&channel=fm

Tuesday - Student Summit - Be ready to explain your slide.

Begin work on Final - See Monday.

Wednesday and Thursday - Complete Final and continue exploring sites.

Want to make some money - maybe millions? Create apps for iPhone.

Edublog Awards Nomination for Best Educational Wiki. Voting online until end of December.

Heather's Video featured on coolcatteacher blog.

Pick one that you can explain to the class and sign up for it. Explain topics after 1/2 time.

Friday - Tuesday - Copyright Podcast

Choose one of the following scenarios and decide how to appropriately handle the situation without violating copyright laws. Record your group and your topic on the board. Your group must map out a plan to resolve the scenario in a legally appropriate manner. Create a podcast explaining the topic. You can create an audio podcast or an enhanced podcast with photos.

Scenario # 1:
You are asked to help launch a new project for the yearbook this year. Your school has decided to create a video yearbook that will be available for sale to the entire student body. You want to include entire songs of popular music in the background of the various video clips. How will you go about creating this video?

Scenario # 2:
You have decided to enter a literary scholarship contest. The first prize is a $1,000.00 scholarship for college. All of the contestants must submit a 1,000-word essay on something they are passionate about. The winning essay will be published in the local newspaper. You decide you want to write about music. In order to help the reader relate to your feelings about your favorite song, you would like to include the words to an entire song in your essay. How can you write your essay without breaking copyright law?

Scenario # 3:
You are involved in writing for the school newspaper. You have been asked to find a new and exciting school mascot to raise school spirit. The new mascot design must be ready to include in the first paper of the school year. Eventually, the new mascot will also be printed on shirts and sold to raise money for various events in the school. In an online search, you come across the perfect picture on a Website from a local amusement park. Where will you get the design for the new school mascot?

And a little bit of fun:
Create flowers

Free Rice - Now with other languages and some math! To change subjects: click change subjects right above the playing area. To change levels: Click on "Levels".