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This video utilizes schmaltzy acting to demonstrate the growing role of iPads for educational purposes.


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Brandalyn Williams
October 30, 2011

I really like how the presentation started off with a great attention getter, by the interactions she had with her mom in the beginning. It really gave a real life scenario situation that happens with Ipads with people who really don't know much about them. The presentation didn't seem rehearsed, it flowed very naturally. The transitions between main points. music and the definitions at the end were amazing. The headings at the bottom of the page that randomly popped up were very eye catching.

One area of improvement that I would suggest would have a view of the actual Ipad screen so that we can see what they are seeing in the beginning. I believe this would help give more of in-depth introduction so the viewer could see what it actually looks like while she's talking. Another improvement I would suggest would be to slow down when presenting. The speaker who had a lot of informative information moved fairly quickly. If I was taking notes or truly trying to understand everything I would have to rewatch the video and pause in certain spots. I can kind of get the main idea but it doesn't seem like the speed would work for every viewer.

Elise Mark
October 23, 2011

I really like this video! I actually never got bored at any point while watching. I thought the script was very good and the use of both dialogue and screen shots of the iPad were good. There is not too much to criticize, but you could have maybe slow down your speech just a little. Also, the smile to the camera were pretty cheesy. They were funny, but it would have been a more professional video without them. These are very picky details. Overall, I really liked it.

Angelica Domenech
October 23, 2011

I really liked this video! The use of humor was excellent, and the story line reminds me of my parents with technology. I also liked how you focused in on the iPad to show us all the different apps there are available.

I did notice that it seemed like you were reading off the iPad. Besides that I really don't have much to criticize on this video. Great Job!

Bhakti lata Roberto
October 23, 2011

Nice dialogue with humor. I liked the intro of trying to answer the "phone"/iPad!! :)

With no other shots, angles, graphics, storylines or even looking at the camera more, I got a bit bored. I would've at least liked to have seen the actual iPad screen to WHAT it was, rather than it be explained about the whole time.

Christen Downing
October 17, 2011

I really liked this video! The introduction grasped my attention and made my want to keep watching.
I liked how you zoomed in on the iPad to show the apps. Very cool!

It was a little cheesy at times with the smiles and excitement.
It became obvious that they were reading off the iPad and never really looked up so it got a little dull at times.

Yarelis Serrano
October 17, 2011

The video quality was great, there was no conflict on watching the images. Your explanation was very clear and concise. the way you explained the everything because it would be easy for anyone to understand, even if they havent had any previous knowledge of advanced technology or more specifically iPads.
I would have recommended using additional resources to support your presentation, such as music. Additional resources would have made it more entertaining for others to watch. In my opinion, I dont think there is really anything else to improve. The video was great!

Kai Kang
October 16, 2011

Great video!!! I am impressed by the amount of information that you covered during a short amount of time. Specifically, the part where you introduce the variety of learning apps available on Ipads is really interesting due to the example you provided. I also like your closure by excerpting the text from apple's website which promotes the topic of the presentation.

One thing to make the video better is that if you can add more examples to introduce Ipad rather than just talking about it. Overall, you really did a great job.

Taylor LeCorgne
October 16, 2011

I really like how the camera angle switched to show you using the iPad, but I think you should have done that more often, especially in the beginning to switch it up a bit.

I also like the graphic that appeared at the bottom of the screen that described the heading of the the new topic, but sense they were all identical, I thought for a while that it kept saying the same thing.

Monica Gonzalez
October 16, 2011

I really like the conversational dialogue. It didn't seem that fake. It was pretty humorous as it focused on the generational gap between the mother and the daughter. You also put a lot of information about the educational value of the iPad.

The only thing I thought could have been fixed was how fast you spoke and the flood of information we got all at once. It was hard to keep track of. You could have fixed this by adding some bullet point text or every now and then a spoken summary of what you told us.

Overall however the video was great. =)

Heather McNeill
October 16, 2011

Nice job :)
I enjoyed the video. I liked how for the second half we were able to see things on the iPad. It kept my attention better because I was able to see what you were talking about. Also, the acting was cute, it made it entertaining and it was nice that the daughter was teaching the mother about new technology.
On the other hand, at times I felt that the speaker spoke too quickly and that a lot of information was given to the viewers at once. It was a lot to take in. Possibly consider speaking a little slower next time. Another thing, for the first half of the video when we couldn't see the video I was a little bored, I would have preferred to see examples of the things you were discussing like the ereader.
Good job overall, I liked it :)

Isabella Jebian
October 16, 2011

I liked the idea of this video.. daughter teaching the mom about the ipad and how to use it, especially in a way your mom would appreciate. Great information and you actually showed the ipad and how you can navigate and search through the apps - great!

The conversation was moving a little too fast to grasp the information being discussed. Also, (hate to say it), but were you guys reading the script? If so, maybe some improvisation could have eliminated the stutters and giggles throughout?

Overall, I liked it. I also liked that you made sure to mention how it is not to replace a computer, which I think is an important point that people don't think about when criticizing the iPad.

Daniela Alvarado
October 16, 2011

I thought this video was super cute. I liked that the fact that she was able to explain everything about the iPad so well. I also liked how it showed how to download the apps.
One thing i did not like was the fact that I felt like it was a lot of information all at once. She spoke very fast and all the talking made it hard to concentrate.

James Moore
October 16, 2011

Your video was constructed very well and was very enjoyable to watch! I really liked the plot (a daughter teaching her mother about the iPad). It was both humorous and
informative. I also really liked the different angles used to show the conversation and
how to use the iPad. The animations were also incorporated very well.

The first half of the movie showed the same setting (camera viewing mother and
daughter) even though they were talking about ways to use the iPad. I think it would have been beneficial to change the camera angle and show how to use the iPad
instead of talking about it. There were also some minor mishaps in speech, such as
laughing, that were a little distracting.

Kathleen Sewell
October 16, 2011

I really enjoyed the video, Emily! I loved the use of humor. I was actually laughing out loud, so I know that I was engaged. I also liked how well the actors knew their lines. It just shows how much effort went into the video.

I felt like the video moved a little too fast. I understand that you had a lot of information to fit in, but it was hard to keep up sometimes. I also felt like you could have used music to better set the mood of the video.

Julie Seifert
October 16, 2011

I liked the humor of the video, with the clueless mom and in-the-know daughter. It made it more fun to pay attention to the information. Also, I liked all the ideas and learned some new things. Like, I never thought of using iPads for diagrams in a classroom.

Sometimes I thought you had too much information, and it overwhelmed me a little bit. It was a lot to take in and remember everything. Maybe you could have had some text in there or some pauses where you summarized things. Also, sometimes I thought you sounded a little stiff and not very conversational. This took away from the humor of the video.

Kevin Hixon
October 15, 2011

I really liked the fact that you actually showed the app store and the huge amount of apps that are available for educational purposes. I also thought that the idea of explaining the technology to a parent was a funny and interesting way to explain the uses of the iPad.

I was a little confused when you randomly laughed at a minute and a half or so into the video, I had no idea if had just missed something or if it was even intended. Simple editing and doing that part over again would have fixed the problem easily. I also heard random people in the background around two minutes in which distracted from the whole immersion of the video. I feel as though this also could have easily been fixed by editing and made the whole video better.

Brett Stelmaszek
October 15, 2011

The dialogue in this video was great. The flow and the vocabulary was engaging and interesting. Also, the actual demonstration of how to get apps in the app store was beneficial. It allows the student to learn how to actually operate the iPad.

When you looked at the camera and laughed, it broke the fluidity and experience of the video. Also, the ending where you and your mom looked at the camera was awkward and cheesy.

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