After reviewing the TPACK video one thing stuck to my mind. At the beginning of the video he shows a picture of a dripping faucet to show how people use to receive information and then men holding a powerful fire hose spewing out water rapidly to show how people are receiving information now. This video, only being 5 minutes, give a lot of information and it helps stick to your brain because of the visuals that come along with it. As we have been learning in Baggio pictures help us remember and they stick in our brains longer. There were some words in the presentations but very little and they enhanced the video rather than made it hard to understand.
I Googled "prototypes" and found a website called lucidchart.com. I was playing around with it and found it really easy to use. It reminded me of a Google document, so I used it. I planned out what I would like to do in order to conduct my research further. Now this is where I wasn't sure. While I created it, I'm not sure if that's exactly what I was supposed to do. For some reason I am still having trouble wrapping my brain around creating a "product" and "prototype" for the Capstone project. I think I'll get there eventually, but right now I'm still moving along week by week.
4/7/2018 02:48:31 pm
I don't think you are alone in your struggle to wrap your head around the idea of a product. It Some days I feel like I have it and then others I feel like I'm in a dark room searching for the light switch. You are right, with Baggio. I find that the visuals are helping immensely when it comes to remembering things. When I think Dervin, I see the video shared with us about bridging the "Gap." With Baggio and Clark, I have similar visuals. Hang in there!
4/8/2018 08:34:26 am
I am right there with you! I thought I had the product idea down until I went to make the prototype chart. I felt like I was writing a "how-to" manual rather than presenting a product. But maybe that's right. Everyone at my school was recently GLAD trained and that was essentially a "how-to" training rather than a finished curriculum. Well anyway don't feel alone in being confused!
4/8/2018 02:18:14 pm
It's always so exciting when you are able to find a tool that becomes instantly useful. I am going to have to look into it. I too have have not been able to wrap my head full around this project. It is nerve wracking to say the least. I am sure with all of us helping each other we will make it through.
4/8/2018 05:23:23 pm
You know, I loved your take on the analogy, that's how I feel creating this capstone stuff, like a fire hose of information knocking me over. It was spot on! All so thank you for the web-site info. I definitely will be checking it out.
4/8/2018 06:42:31 pm
I am interested to see how lucid chart turns out for you. I tried clicking on your link but it took me to lucidchart.com and I did not see your project. I could have done something wrong though. I like how you connected the presentation to Baggio. I had not thought about that when I was watching it, but you are right in the fact that there were very few words and the pictures did tell a lot of the story. I am also having a hard time wrapping my head around what a prototype looks like for an educator.
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