Friday, April 22

[FACILITATOR] TASK 7 - PART 2 - ASSISTANT POST ABOUT THE TASK

From star to... chief editor!!!

Hi guys I'm Edu Espinosa and although this week I have any role and I should  rest (such as a good assistant), I liked to write about my experience as editor, concretely chief editor, but before puking out my experience on this post, I will tell you how I become one of the chief editors of Task 7, part 2.
Well, it was all thanks to Linda because she said that the previous task stars would be the chief editors.  That's all mr. Edu? Yes, that's all, what did you expect? An amazing and incredible story full of mental strategies, dodges and so on? Come on...


About my experience of being an editor I have to say that it was quite nice because I have to work with a different group of people different from the Frisky Hedgehogs and the working way was completely different, something that helps me to learn more about ways of doing the task-work (I'm not saying that working with Frisky Hedgehogs is bad, I'm really really happy with them). In order to do the task, first of all we had to organize our team,  although we were about  eight chiefs I felt like one of those boss of a international business because there were many people waiting for our decisions about the issue they have to do.



After the organization of the news and their appearance on the news TV show, every single chief editor had to film (with his little team formed by actors, reporter, camera...) the piece of new assigned to him or her. At the end of this filming the file must be delivered to our "floor manager", big Jose.
On the filming set we were also with Linda, who was taking photos and helping us with everything we needed.


All in all the Video is been made by Jose who is helped by some others producers and "sometimes" by the editors, they are doing a great job for sure!!



Thanks for reading, see you soon bloggers.

[STAR] TASK 7 - PART 2. COMPLEXITY AND RELATIONSHIPS.

Hi, I'm Anthony and I've been the star this week.

Well, this time the role "star" was different than usual, instead of presenting our work for the week, done by Frisky Hedgehogs, all of the class had to work in two groups: editors and actors. The editors had to put together a script to represent one of the pieces of news selected from the previous week, and the actors were the ones who had to... well, act.

I was part of the actors. I starred in a short video about a teacher who has some gypsy students that can't buy textbooks. I played the teacher, and my job was to explain what they are trying to do in the school, this is, their way of working without the textbooks.

As expected, we had to record it a few times, because someone forgot their line, or started laughing for apparently no reason (that would be me). But, in the end, all of us did a great effort and the editors said it turned out pretty cool!

I certainly hope other actors found it as amusing as me, and also let's hope the editors do a good job putting it all together !

That's all I can say right now...!

Anthony

[TRANSLATOR] TASK 7 - PART 2.

Hi everyone,I'm Pablo and this week I'm the translator. This are the terms that I thought were interesting.

Theater Director: This is the person in the stage that have to supervise the actors in everything they are doing. He or she has to direct the actions of the show and they have to be involved in every part of the production to make sure everything is done in the right way.

Teleprompter: A machine that has prepared text used by someone who is speaking to a live audience , for example a TV caster, to helps them to say everything so they don't make mistakes.


Editor-in-chief: Is the editor in charge that have the final decision on how the publication is going to be. They also have to manage the everyday edition to make sure everyone is working correctly.

Chroma key: Is a technique used to make special effects. In the recording a green layer is put behind you need to make an special effect. You can add landscapes, background effects etc.

Video editing: Is the process where after you finished all the recording  you put all this footage together so the final video looks good and in order. In the edition you can also include all the effects you want.

Thursday, April 21

[CURATOR-FARMER] TASK 7 - PART 2.



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[JOURNALIST] TASK 7 - PART 2. COMPLEXITY AND RELATIONSHIPS





Wednesday, April 20

[FACILITATOR] TASK 7 - PART 2. COMPLEXITY AND RELATIONSHIPS

Hi! I'm Edu Gálvez and this week I have the role of "facilitator". Or BOSS, for you can understand it better.

This is the second part of the topic "Complexity and relationships". In every weeks until this one, we have worked in different groups, but this week all members of the class have worked as a single group. We have had to create a channel which explains different news as to the interaction between all elements that compose a school.

On Monday, once we divided us into "editors" and "actors" according to our function, we prepared what we recorded on Wednesday: distribution of characters, delibery the mission of each person, preparation of script...On Wednesday, everyone did a great job and we enjoyed so much doing it!

Taking into account the task of this week, I have not been able to develop my role as facilitator 100%. In my case, I have acted as reporter in one of the six news that composed the channel. I have to say that the only time when I have developed my role as boss of my group has been with the creation of a 'newspaper' which contains the 6 news that we worked last week.

And that's all! Thank you for your attention. ;-)
Edu Gálvez

Tuesday, April 19

[ANALYST] TASK 7 COMPLEXETY AND RELATIONSHIPS

This week we have worked in the same topic as the previous week, Complexity and Relationships in School, but we have worked in a different topic because we had to develop a new project, we had to represent the news that we had collected last week. To do that, we have worked the entire class but divided in different groups. During this process we have realized how difficult is to work with many people to reach a common objective but we have also learnt how to surpass this situation.
In order to be productive we have had to find the best way of working and as I see it we have managed the time we had very well and from my point of view we have taken into account the following methodologies.

The Complexity Theory,  a complex system or organization consists of a number of levels, with each level having a recognizable open boundary (Waldrop, 1992). At each level there are connections between the parts where knowledge emerges through interaction. 

This is the experience that we have lived this week because we have worked all the class together and we have seen that the Complexity Theory is real. It is very difficult to organize many people to reach a common objective because it is necessary to divide the work in smaller groups to develop different sections, but at the same time everyone can give advices to others, give opinions... in order to improve the work or even create new contents.  We can find editors, actors, writers, decorators and so on. Each one of these groups is specialized in his section but they can look over other’s work and try to improve it giving new perspectives.

The Cooperative Learning, it comes form the Constructivism that supports the idea that students actively construct their knowledge from their personal experiences with others and the environment. The Cooperative Learning is a method in which small groups work together to make sense of new information or solve a new problem.

The way we are working the task this week consist in a cooperative learning, I mean, the whole group is divided is smaller groups to solve specific problems, if we need to create a script we need a group of writers, but someone has to interpret the scrip, then we need the group of actors. We will also need someone for recording, for editing, for organizing… That’s what I mean we have many problems to solve so we create different groups and these groups must be in contact because in the end we have to reach a common objective.

Also the Connectivism, to carry out this project we have been looking for new tools that can be helpful, as we cannot find all the available tools in the web we took advantage of the knowledge of our classmates, I mean their previous knowledge, because someone maybe knows a tool to edit the video, another one a tool to create animations, to organize the script... If everyone shares his knowledge, we are more efficient and we learn from others.
I liked this quote from Karen Stephenson:
"The experience has been considered the best teacher of knowledge. Since we can not experience all the experiences of others, and therefore other people, become surrogates of knowledge. "



Finally the Bloom’s Taxonomy, it organizes the learning process in different levels, which are the following: remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating and creating. I am going to focus on analyzing, evaluating and creating because I consider these the most important ones.
Analyzing consist in drawing connections among ideas, in order to do that it is necessary organization, to contrast information and making questions. To develop our task we had to follow this steps, we needed to organize people for working, see the information that we had and contrast that information to verify if it was useful and make questions by ourselves to know what was our objective what were the points that we wanted to take into account and how we wanted to develop them.

Evaluating consist in justifying decisions, it is necessary to argue and give reasons why a decision have been take, but also it is good to make critics, because it allows us to see possible mistakes. The same happened while we were working in our project, if we justify our decision and allow people to be critic we will improve our work.


Creating consist in doing something original, during the whole process in our project we were creating something new. We designed our own project and developed the ideas that we propose by ourselves.

Francisco Ángel Guillamón Martínez.