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Maddie Dunbar

Blog post 1 - Screencasting to engage learning (module 6)

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This article was all about screencasts, what they are, what they're used for, etc. 

The key takeaways were the most helpful aspect of the article, personally. They really helped me understand what I was going to be learning/reading about and bascially what screencasting is! The article basically defines it as a "student-centered and engaging learning experiences" and depend on "thorough planning and thoghtful and careful editing". Both of these things are very true and really help explain what screencasting really is. 

This article also mentioned YOUTUBE! My favorite social media site ever. I am subscribed to at least 20 beauty gurus and makeup artists, etc. I watch videos on makeup, fashion, DIY, room decor, holday/seasonal inspiration, etc. YouTube is how I learned to do my makeup, dress the way I do, and so much more. It is my favorite thing to do when I don't have homework or a lot to do and it makes me relax. I annotating a line saying how YouTube is how I learned to do my winged eyeliner and Kelly commented on it, I thought that was really funny!

Lastly, this article mentioned how "screencasting has emerged as a prominent teaching tool on the Internet." I have to highly agree with this due to the fact that YouTube is so popular and teaches things that are more important than winged eyeliner and the most fashionable outfit for the winter time. Screencasting is learning by example, and that is exactly what YouTube and sites like that do. Screecasts also give students and people the chance to learn at their own pace because they can just pause the video or go back to a certain clip. It's awesome!!!

This article has been mostly helpful because of the fact that we have to create our own screencasts for this module. Having this article to fall back on and read was awesome and extremely helpful!