I created these video essays in 2005 when I was looking for another ed-tech job. Enjoy. Uploaded to YouTube on July 19, 2006. “Goldilocks & Tech Implementations” is a video essay about how to properly implement a tech program. The Four Video Resumes: “Labs Versus Classrooms“ “Goldilocks & Tech Implementations“ “Tools to Manage The Classroom“ […]More
JBB’s Video Projects
I’ve been experimenting with video technology since the end of my 2nd B.A., in 1991. My first tapes were created on an inexpensive VHS VCR and switching scenes was accomplished by pausing the recording VCR and manually putting in the second tape in the playing VCR. Titles were created by shooting hand-printed signs. It was only marginally more polished than the 8mm films I created as a 7th grader in the 1970s. Whether it’s crude VHS technology or non-linear video editing, I got into video creation because sometimes a story is better told with pictures and sound than with words on a page.
Ed Tech: Computer Labs versus Classroom Computers It’s traditional that the showcase of any school with a halfway decent tech program is their computer lab. Go to any school site and if they want to show off their tech program they will invariably give you the VIP tour of all the great things they’re doing […]More
Goldilocks and Tech Implementation I have worked at schools with one non-networked largely ignored computer per classroom. I have worked at schools with as many as six networked computers per classroom, where the computers were still ignored. I can say after ten-years of close observation that it isn’t just about having lots of computers. In […]More
Ed Tech: Tool To Create/Adapt the Curriculum Over the years, as I moved from high school to college to whatever it is that is supposed to follow college, I seriously began to work at my skills as a writer (after all, I did get a BA in journalism in 1991 from Cal State Fullerton). One […]More
Education & Technology: Tools to Manage the Classroom When I came into the classroom in 1995, after 15-years at the phone company, I had no idea what one could or couldn’t do with technology so I just adapted what I’d already been doing with computers, mostly writing and some video. I used Printshop to create […]More