Today, we smashcasters were able to dive more into the pools of programming. First, a guest speaker presented his creation to us. This tool was called Desmos. We looked at his website and were then able to use the calculator he created. In a way, this program is like a google document for a calculator, except even better. Friends, students, and teachers can all have access to this calculator and use its many pages to create interesting graphs and images.
Today, we were given the opportunity to get a presentation from a man named Eli,who is the CEO and Founder of a company named Desmos. He showed us one of his products.
Today at SmashCast we got to use Desmos which is a virtual whiteboard. I got to try it out and I created a snowman by using equations and graphing them on a graph. I really enjoyed Desmos because of how easy and fun it is to use and I think it could help teachers teach students because everyone will be able to work at the same time in the same place so the teacher could monitor all the students and also display for everyone to see.I would recommend this tool to anyone who loves math and to any teacher who teaches any math related topic.
Multimedia has become a significant aspect modern culture, communicating news and other information to people everywhere. Yvonne Leow, a multimedia journalist, does just that. Her passion for visual storytelling is demonstrated in her work for a multitude of news organizations like ABC, NBC, Shanghai Daily, and The Seattle Times. Today, Yvonne works as the west regional video producer for the Associated Press, coordinating stories of news, sports, and entertainment across the nation. Her work has certainly influenced many people, whether it is an impact on their beliefs or their opinion on different foods.
I’m writing this today to tell you about the video taking capabilities of my phone, so let’s get started.
1. What model of mobile phone do you currently own?
I currently have an IPhone 4
2. Is your mobile phone capable of taking video footage?
3. What is the process for getting video footage into a computer?
To get video from my phone to a computer I have to go to a video I’ve taken and then click on an upload button at the bottom of it and from there I can either send it to Youtube or someone else through an e-mail
4. Is it possible to upload video footage straight from your phone to the Internet?
As of now, I own an iPhone 3GS, which is capable of recording videos and uploading them directly to YouTube (wifi makes it a lot faster). To get my video on a computer, I need the Apple USB cable to connect to my iPhone, then hook it up to (preferably) a Mac and sync it.
Smashcast attended the 2011 NASA IT Summit in San Francisco to participate as youth media journalists in the Education Blast-Off event.
The Smashcast team had an opportunity to meet two amazing motivational speakers: Leland Melvin, a NASA astronaut and former NFL football player, and Vernice “Flygirl” Armour, the first ever African-American female fighter pilot. Click ‘Read More‘ to see our video.
On April 1, 2011, I had the opportunity to attend the first annual STEMposium hosted at the California Academy of Sciences. This is an event where educators, students and non-profit leaders are sharing their innovative methods of teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields to children and young adults. Here is a short video of what the attendees and finalists had to say about STEM education.