Bricks and Clicks - Flat Classroom 2012
Bricks and Clicks was my Flat Classroom 2012 video that earned me first place in my group, PLE's and Social Networking and third place overall in Flat Classroom. In Bricks and Clicks, I chose to go in the direction of how schools in this day and time are no longer just made up of bricks, but also devices like iPads, Tablets, and even smartphones. Let's face it. Many teens today have at least one of those items and I know most would choose to use one of them instead of a traditional book or piece of paper if they were given the chance. So, to express our generation, I brought that to life. I originally had a story drawn out, but due to a classmate's sickness, I had to cancel the video at the last minute, and find what statistics I could. I hope you like it!
During NetGen, I was enlisted in Games and Gamification: Freedom. This topic refers to how gaming in the classroom will change a student's ability to learn. I got most of my information from my teacher, Mrs. Vicki, and chose to answer some of my own questions I had about how this would change the way things are done in the classroom. I discussed how badges, titles, and levels would be used instead of grades, and also how studies have shown that children/teenagers who use educational games to study, instead of the boring black and white sheets of paper, have higher test scores and stronger performance levels out of the classroom. It was extremely interesting and caught my attention. I got my friends to act in the video while showing some statistics and interviews. I hope you enjoy it!