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By Naomi Abraham and Nadirah Jones
This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2012-04-30.
Great video! I really like how you used you iPhone and Android to show the Apps. It added variety and real world application. I also liked the music you added; it made the video engaging and entertaining.
I thought the speaking was a bit muffled in the Skype part and the sound quality could have been better. It was also a bit difficult to see the words in the mobile app during the Android portion. They were a bit blurry and this could have been improved by using a video camera as opposed to an iPhone camera.
I liked the introduction music to the video and the incorporation of the advantages/disadvantages being displayed on the iPhone. I also liked the suggestion of using Skype in a geography classroom to connect with classrooms in other countries. As for improvements, the sound quality was a little off during the Skype explanation part. Also, it could have been a little longer by maybe talking about other useful apps.
I really liked the music in the video and the intro was interesting with using an app to explain advantages and disadvantages. I thought that showing how the apps can be used was great. I think the apps were strong choices, but the Google Sky app is more specific and I think that having another app like Skype to where it can be used in a variety of classes would be beneficial.
I liked the music and introduction in the beginning. I really enjoyed how the transitions had music playing in the background. I think the phone chat idea was good, but I could not hear you clearly. Finally, I would suggest to have more information about apps. Overall, I think it was a great video!
I loved the creativity of your video and how your presentation was done from your phone. The graphics were okay. They could have been better, a little less wobbly and the transitions could have flowed better together. I LOVED how you explained the skype application through the actual app! I definitely agree it's a good technology to use in classes. One of my teachers actually uses it so we see first hand perspective of how students are at certain ages in certain grades. I also liked how you used the Google Sky app outside at night. This was definitely an extremely creative video. Obviously the graphics/voicing could have been better, but they didn't inhibit the engaging and interesting aspects of the video!
I liked the beginning of the video with the music. I also like the app that shows the stars in the sky; I thought that was pretty neat. Although, I like how you used the phone to list information in the beginning, it was a little wobbly so in terms of revision I would suggest laying it on a flat surface. Also, the voice at the beginning had a lot of echo and was hard to understand.
I liked this video because it showed the apps in action and how to operate them. I also appreciated the fact that you kept it simple and easy to operate and listen to because some people are not always tech-savy. You all did a great job by making it relatable to teachers too.
However, I felt that Nadirah's part could have been a little longer and expanded on the other features of Google Sky. And also the audio portion of Naomi's part was a bit difficult to listen at first but the captions helped clarify her speech. Also, the video could have incorporated more transitions and effects.
I thought the video was very unique ! It used 'apps' in an educational way that most people don't think about on a daily basis. When Naomi was videocasting it was really hard to hear her so I was glad you incorporated some text.
I loved the music to the beginning of this video! I also loved all the images of the phones as your format for relaying information. Two things to work on is there was a wide range of variation in volumes throughout the video; also, at the end perhaps give a brief description of what you can do with each App (one sentence or a bullet point) instead of just the name.
Very good and creative 5x7. I liked how you each picked a favorite app of yours and explained it in detail. I thought it was neat how you actually used the skype app in the video.And I thought it was good how you talked about how to use the apps in the classroom and in everyday life. I think that the sound quality could have been better. I also think that more apps could have been shown and explained. It would have been interesting if y'all had shown a quick over view of how to create apps. Good Job!
This was a fun video to watch in that it was a different type of resource other than the typical computer/laptop. I also liked it had Naomi's and Nadirah's top pick - allowing for two features of a mobile application to be presented. I was distracted by the unsteadiness of camera view, though, and I felt like the two presentation styles between Skype and Google Sky weren't cohesive. Other than that, it was great. Good job!
You guys were very creative with this video. I like how you were using your phone for the video and the beginning of the video. Very interesting! Two things I would suggest is making sure the volume is balanced as your transition through different points in the video and maybe zooming a little bit more on the phone to create a better focus while you are typing into the search bar (this will definitely be helpful for the hearing-impaired)..
I found the video to be real entertaining. I liked the flow of the presentation and that you guys only chose one app to focus on which made the timeline more understandable. The only critique that I have is that you could have included more details about the app. but overall good job ladies!
I liked how you used the phone to make different points. I thought it was very creative. However at some points the camera was a little shakey. Also I thought using the skype phone call was unique, but I had trouble understanding what you were saying. I did like all of your different examples of how you can use it in the classroom.
I really liked this video...I thought it was creative, concise, and informative. I especially liked how you took video of you using your apps on your phone. The skype idea was awesome...unfortunately it was a bit tough to understand Naomi as there was a large echo in the background. Her ideas on how skype could be used in the classroom were awesome though! I also really liked the end how you showed quick pictures of different popular apps. My only other concern is that I think I would have liked to have heard you talking in the beginning reading out loud was was written on your phone because I felt that this information was lost.
I thought this was a very interesting video. I liked that you both chose one app to explain. I also thought it was interesting that you used skype and your phone in the video. Like the other commenters I am going to agree that the sound quality could be improved, and that you could have added more detail to explaining the apps. Over al good job!
I like how you actually use your own phone for the video and a soundtrack behind for the opening. The way you express the examples in the video are also extremely interesting. However, on the same note, it does lack quality as far as the audio is concerned. I also wish the video was fixed instead of moving in the hand. Overall it was done in a tasteful manner! :)
from the start i thought it was engaging. i liked the song choices you two picked for the video! i also liked how you used the application through videocasting. it would have been better to keep the camera on a stand, because you can see the camera holder's reflection on the screen and sound quality could have been more clear. but other than that, i liked it!