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Recording your work

Recording Your Work 
You must bring An SD card -  you don't need  to buy a card with a lot of storage.  Just a few GB are sufficient for recording your class exercises if you transfer your footage to your computer or an external drive. 
Only an SD card works with our cameras. You cannot used a mini SD,  micro SD, or a memory stick .

You may need an adapter to read the SD card depending on your computer.  If your computer doesn't recognize the recording, you can download VLC, a media player, for free right here.  VLC should convert the files to play on any computer. Other folks swear by Video Monkey. 

Part of your learning process is to email me after you watch yourself. 
Email me-  articulate what you see .    

Why report in what you see on your recordings?

 

In a cartoon by the Far Side cartoonist Gary Larson, a bug-eyed school kid asks his teacher, “Mr. Osborne, can I be excused? My brain is full!”


" It’s true, if you are just engaging in mechanical repetition, you quickly hit the limit of what you can keep in mind. However, if you use elaboration, there’s no known limit to how much you can learn. 

Elaboration is the process of giving new material meaning by expressing it in your own words and connecting it with what you already know. The more you can explain about the way your new learning relates to your prior knowledge, the stronger your grasp of the new learning will be, and the more connections you create that will help you remember it later.” — Peter Brown, Henry Roediger & Mark McDaniel

 

When Charles Darwin was trying to explain a concept, he’d stop writing, and would imagine that someone had just walked into his study. He would then try to explain to them the idea in the simplest terms. It helped him figure out how he would describe the concept in print. 

 You may think you must really understand something in order to explain it. 

 But observe what happens when you are talking to other people about what you are studying. You’ll be surprised to see how often understanding arises as a consequence of attempts to explain to others and yourself, rather than the explanation arising out of your previous understanding. 

You’re giving new language to what you already know.

 

This is why teachers often say that the first time they ever really understood the material was when they had to teach it.

 

So when you view you work, describe to me in an email what you see.

You’ll be surprised what you learn.

 

 


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