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Austyn Smith
October 17, 2011

very neat. its cute, creative, and entertaining. using an example helped, but the only question I have is what apps are there that could be used in other subject. Other than that, I found this very clear and it got the main points across

Allyson Fox
October 12, 2011

-I really liked how you made this video a breaking news story. It kept my attention, as opposed to just showing a tutorial
-I also liked the length. I wasn't dozing off because the video wasn't too long

-The one thing I would have liked to see was some uses of the iPad. Maybe show one app that would be regularly used in the classroom
-I also was wondering how are schools going to pay for it. You could include the cost of the iPad as well.

Daniela Alvarado
October 9, 2011

- I think it was a unique way of showing the importance of an Ipad in the classroom.I enojyed watching the "news" on it.
- I can tell the humor was to keep every entertained and i think it was well done. The video was short but to the point.

- Next time you could have more than one student talking about the Ipad and how it benefits her.
- I think some formal information was missing.

Brandalyn Williams
October 2, 2011

I think the role playing from various teachers' perspectives on ipads gives a great insight from both sides. I like the handheld demonstration of a student using her ipad and the benefits that she has gained from using an ipad. I would recommend more of an instructional on how to use an ipad put into the video. I probably would have incorporated a parent's input or the input of a therapist who uses for students who have disabilities whether inside or outside of the classroom environment.

Rachel Miller
September 28, 2011

I thought the video was very creative and I liked how you turned it into a news story. It was also very short and to the point which kept me engaged the whole time.

In terms of improvement, I would suggest adding more instructional tips on how to use the iPad because I personally have no idea. Also, I think a more in-depth description of how it is used to facilitate learning would help me understand its uses in the classroom. This could be done by doing maybe 2 more short interviews with other students, which wouldn't add a lot to your viewing time.

Rebecca Blitch
September 28, 2011

I loved watching this video. It was engaging and very organized. All of your ideas were easy to understand. I loved how the interviews showed how ipads can be helpful in the classroom (and also how some teachers seem to avoid using technology).
The only thing I thought you could have touched on would be how students would have access to ipads. Do you think ipads are going to become almost a household item so every student would have one? Or would the school provide a class set (like a computer lab)? or each teacher would have one?

Alexandria Lewis
September 27, 2011

I really enjoyed this video! I loved the concept of doing your presentation as a news story. The humor incorporated such as the name "electra-onic" was very clever! The video kept me entertained while still getting the full effect of the message you were trying to proclaim.

The only concerns I have are about the accessibility of this device outside of class. There was no mention of what those students who don't have Ipads were supposed to do as an alternative. Other than that everything was great!

danielle Nathan
September 27, 2011

I really like that you made it news themed, it really kept my attention. I also liked that you showed an actual app that could possibly be used in a classroom

To improve, you could talk more about other apps that can be used such as electoronic textbooks or using iPad for note taking perhaps. Also, maybe say a little bit about how ipads came into such great popularity so quickly.

Thomas Morrell
September 27, 2011

I enjoyed the "Breaking News" idea. It was original and grabbed the attention of the audience. The names and different characters were clever and funny.

I did not like that the "NASA" application was the only app used. It also could have given some of the characters more of a chance to speak about their reasons for or against its' use in school

Tori Nelson
September 27, 2011

The tech work with this video was great. I was especially impressed with the intro news screen that looked like a real news intro. I also enjoyed the use of an actual ipad within the video.

In regards to improvement, I would have enjoyed seeing more uses and apps on the ipad and perhaps some discussion in regards to price and classroom implementation.

Jessica Smith
September 27, 2011

I love the idea of using a newscast to get a lot of information across quickly and in an engaging way. The subtle humor also made it a little less cheesy and still interesting.

I think it would have been nice to show the iPad and its features a little bit more. There are obviously many facets of the iPad, but maybe go in to a little more detail about how it works.

Alison Schultheis
September 27, 2011

This was a wonderful video! It was very engaging and I was entertained the whole time. I really liked how y'all made it look like a news cast. Also, I liked how you mentioned educational apps, like the NASA app, instead of just talking about the iPad itself.

However, I do wish the video would have mentioned more apps than just the NASA app. Also, I think that it would have been a good idea to explain a little more about the iPad in general for those, like myself, who have no idea how to work one.

Overall though, I think this was a really great video!

Abby Lindsley
September 27, 2011

This was a great video! It kept me engaged the entire time because I really liked the news theme. Also, I thought the content was very humorous at some times, especially the part about "Ms. Angrie".

If I had to suggest how to improve the video, it would be to teach me more about the iPad and what it can do; I just learned about the NASA app. Also, I would have talked about how to use apple products in the first place. For people who don't know how to use apple products and find them confusing (me), learning how to use them would've been very beneficial!

Lexi Pomerance
September 26, 2011

The video was extremely professional and I was VERY impressed with the editing and use of text to explain characters. I also thought the idea of a news cast was engaging and made me forget this was even for an educational purpose.
The only thing I would have worked on is explaining possibly two different subjects in which the ipad could be used for (besides just science). Also, several apps besides just the NASA one could be shown to provide evidence that the ipad could really be beneficial in secondary classrooms of all kinds.

nikki naylor
September 26, 2011

You ladies did a great job! the video had a great flow and i really liked the theme. my only criticism would be to include a few more examples of how it could be usen in the classroom.

Amanda Harvie
September 26, 2011

Positive comments:
The presentation was extremely creative with the news casting which made it very entertaining to watch! In addition, the interviews with the teacher and students made the presentation seem very well researched and professional.

Areas of Improvement:
I didn’t really see much room for improvement but for the sake of two comments you could have spent more time focusing on the ipad itself—explaining and demonstrating how it works—and less time with the interviews. Also, maybe introduce other apps besides the NASA one.

Great job girls!

Kyesia Shavers
September 25, 2011

I loved the News theme and how it flowed throughout the entire clip. I also loved the different actors as teachers and students. It gave an authentic impression.

My only criticisms would be that you didn't discuss a wide range of useful apps and that the clip itself was pretty short.

Joshua Ray
September 25, 2011

I love the news theme. It makes the video have a sense of being on the current edge of technology, like you are presenting a new and progressive trend. Also, the acting was well done, it created a believable situation.
One area that seemed off was the volume. Between each speaker, the volume was inconsistent, so often I had to adjust the volume rather than listen to what was being said. Also, some of the sets created strange lighting effects. A few times I did not realize that I was looking at an i pad until is was in use.

Alyssa Prats
September 24, 2011

Loved the news idea! Very creative. And great job getting "real life" people to interview, I thought that was cute. The video was also well put together.

I would have loved maybe a few instructional tips of how to use an ipad, as well as other ways in which it could have been useful in the classroom other than apps (such as the note-taking feature for example). But overall, awesome job!

Rachel Wolf
September 22, 2011

The video was very engaging! I really liked the news theme because it was a creative way to get all of the points about the ipad across to the viewers. Also, the graphics and music were very well put together.

I would have liked to see more apps that relate to different subject areas. Also, maybe talking about the price it would cost to put the ipads in the classroom.

Brandon Beaudoin
September 21, 2011

I like that it had a news theme. I like how it also included interviews with what others thought of using the iPad in a classroom.

However, it seemed the only educational application available was a NASA app. Otherwise, very good!

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