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A great video describing the features and educational implications of Skype!
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Nicely done! I really liked the step-by-step section of your video that explained how to set up a Skype account. I also found your explanation on how to view your Skype friend's screen to be very helpful. I learned something. I didn't know you could do that on Skype. I think my favorite part was when you mentioned that teachers could bring in guest speakers using Skype. What a great idea! My only critiques would be to end the video a little more smoothly. It ended a little abruptly. I think a smoother transition is necessary. Also, during your tutorial on how to set up a Skype account, I found it to be a little quiet. I had to turn up my volume for that part. Maybe cranking up the volume on that section would be helpful to the listener since it is very informative. But, great job!
The video was very informative and I really liked how they took the audience on a tutorial and conducted a live call. I think a way to improve the video is to make it a bit more entertaining to capture the audience. Perhaps adding some music or comedy.
The beginning was very engaging because you girls acted out a real-life situation. I really enjoyed it. You girls made the instructions very easy and clear, which is always very important. However, I would have liked if you had elaborated more on the educational implications. Also, nothing against Stephanie, but I would have preferred seeing Cierra and Heather doing the Skype call. Good job! :)
The video kept me engaged and the information was clear and the directions were easy to understand and follow. I would have like to know more about the educational implications of the share screen, however. Also, when you were showing how to share the screen, you said go to view, and then you said go to call, so that was a little confusing, but otherwise, you did a great job!
I truly enjoyed the video because it was clear and easy to follow and let me know of things I wasn't aware of with Skype like sharing the screen with another user and that skype is sometimes cheaper than using a major phone plan. I would'be maybe liked to see greater interaction with the user Stephanie maybe like taking pictures and the uses of Skype with other apps as you mentioned Ebay and Myspace.
I liked the beginning showing a real life situation being improved through your subject. I love that you show us how to download and use Skype. I would have liked to see some more creativity with the video, and I didn't k=like that Cierra wasn't in it the whole time. you guys are a team!
Nice Job! I thought the acting bit in the beginning was a clever way to open. It reminded me of the new product commercials that show the miserable old ways to do things, then hit you with the new and improved product. I was really impressed at how you made it look like you two were in different places during the phone call, it almost looks like you have a crazy cool affect where the camera is set inside a wall and is shooting both sides. Don't think I could have pulled that off! A couple points of constructive criticism: the screen scene when you were navigating the skype page was a little grainy and the writing super small, it would have been good to zoom up on what you were talking about. Also, I think a skype call to Cierra would have been more appropriate!
Great video! This would have come in handy explaining Skype to my mom (but then I would have to explain YouTube, and that's a whole other issue!). I thought you gave a clear and concise explanation of Skype that was entertaining and easy to understand. Cierra, you have a great announcer voice! My only suggestions to you would be that the video ended a bit abruptly for me, and the voice-overs were at different volumes and could use some slight adjusting. Great job!
I thought you did a really good job. I like that you opened the video with a skit to introduce the topic and spoke enthusiastically throughout. I also thought it was really cool that you actually skyped with someone on the video. One thing that bothered me was that there was a jump in the video during the skype session with Stephanie and it was a bit distracting.
I enjoyed this video greatly. The combination of multiple types of videos, screen-casting, the live call, and the short home-made film really keep the viewer interested in what will happen next. Also you both spoke clearly and confidently, an important part of any presentation. One thing I would change would be the transition from the live call to the end of the presentation, it seem slightly forced and uncut. Another thing I might change would be to use visual effects to focus in on what you are doing when you use the screen-cast to highlight the important areas of the site. Otherwise, a great video, full of what everyone needs to know about Skype!
Well done video! I loved the skit in the beginning of the video, it was very entertaining and engaging, making a viewer want to stay tuned to see where you could possibly be going with it! I also think you did a good job explaining how to download Skype and how to use the different functions it has to offer.
My only suggestion would be to include more information on how to effectively use Skype in the classroom for educational purposes.
I really liked the demo you guys did, showing what Skype should look like, and I really liked how you addressed issues that can arise. I would suggest a bit more time spent on the educational applications of Skype, and the video did look just a little grainy, but other than that it was enjoyable!
I really enjoyed the video. I like the educational purpose about how skype can help students learn about cultures. I really liked how you guys walk the audience through the process of how to make and navigate skype. The only thing that I would say is the video could have been more entertaining.
It was very informative and also clear. The video quality could have been a bit better and also the voice overs were not exactly in line with the scenes. Overall, I think you guys did a really great job!
I really liked your video! I thought it was clear, informative and showed how Skype could be used for educational purposes. I also liked how you took us through a navigational tour through Skype. Not only did you tell us how to use it, but you showed us as well, which I liked. However, I would have liked to see the Skype call between the two of you instead of an outside party. Overall though, I think it was a well done video!
I enjoyed this tutorial of Skype it was very informative and could aid anyone that didn't know what Skype was or what it's all about. The best part of the video was going through an actual live video call as a demonstration. I would have enjoyed it more had it been with your partner but other than that it was flawless
Good job! I really like the beginning. It definitely got my attention. I also really liked that you actually explained how to use skype; that is something my video was lacking. I would maybe agree that the ending part wasn't as entertaining. However, I don't know how much more exciting you could have made it. You did a great job of explaining how to use skype. Only other comment is that maybe you could have talked more about relating skype to education. But again, I also just think skype is somewhat difficult to relate to education-- in comparison to other types of technology. Overall, great job!
Hi Cierra and Heather! I thought you two did a very good job with the video. I like that you took the viewers step by step through the process of using Skype. It was really clear, and very helpful if you didn't know how to use Skype. I also thought that going through the screen sharing process was a great idea. A lot of people don't know about that feature, and it is one of those features that could make Skype a great learning tool! While I'm glad you showed the screen sharing, I thought you could have shown that you could also control her screen while sharing screens. A lot of people don't know that, and it could be very helpful in the classroom. For example, if a student was having a problem navigating a certain type of software they were supposed to be using, this is a way to get help that may be be much less confusing than trying to explain the technology over the phone, through email, or even in person. I also thought that it could be a little more interesting... I know that you were sharing information, but I felt like you were reading it. That's not a problem, but I thought that section could have been spiced up a little. I think you did a great job though!