Found two videos ‘7 Steps to Successful Screencasting’ [2:40] and ‘Cognitive Presence’ [3:03].

Interesting to see/hear self-efficacy measures mentioned … something  I’m including in another project I’m working on.

Screencasting. Right. I don’t do acting in front of a camera. Although I am doing HyFlex in the fall but that’s different as I will be interacting with the students who are in the room … hum … wonder if the masks will make a difference in how sound needs to be set up … note to self: might be smart to see about a test session before classes begin.

Okay, I don’t do acting in front of a camera. So I put together slides and was going to use screencast-o-matic.com. So now I know I don’t do well talking to a computer screen.

Ended up writing a script (which I’m not great at reading from but the best option so far), turning each slide into a separate jpg, shutting myself and the Zoom recorder in a closet, door shut to keep out the sound of the fans … turned out this produced a bit of an echo, tossing everything into Premiere Pro and in minutes had a finished product which I’m happy enough with to make more. Of course, I first googled for the best format to put it in the blog … way wrong answer retrieved … so used a bit of logic looking at the list of options and chose a good one as the video is on the blog.

Teaser: came across the term ‘whole brain teaching’ – off to explore what that is. Postscript: Immediately found https://wholebrainteaching.com and that tomorrow is the last day of a 7-day virtual conference … and today and tomorrow are sold out. But there are webpages of information linked to each day (which is not recorded).

Exploration. Curiosity. Ableness (an ant can carry 10-50 times their body weight [Reference: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/content/ant-factoids]).

So what do I make of the image? The foil/wrapper represents for me something old that becomes new when encountered for the first time. I like looking at old things and trying to make something new from them. It is an exercise in changing perspective, using your imagination, and being creative.

Yes! I’m beginning the blog (a bit later, but …).

My background includes teaching in public and private K12-16. Degrees in math/science/systems areas. Was really into SSS and did studies of the security of West Philadelphia using the methodology. I’ve also run a small press and worked in a small newspaper office, and currently take a lot of art classes.

What I want to get out of this class: Given my rocky start with Teams, I want to come out of this class at least semi-competent in Teams.

The five questions intrigue me: What is knowledge? What is memory? What is pedagogy? What is instructional design? How do we do Remote Learning?

In terms of the final project, I am rethinking my original idea and know I need to post a description and a timeline by Tuesday.