Saturday, November 10, 2012

Digital Video Goes to School

What:  This article, Digital Video Goes to School,  was written by Helen Hoffenberg and Marianne Handler. The main purpose of this article is to explain the many ways video can be used in a classroom setting. The authors want to show readers how helpful using video can be. Both of the authors have an interest in technology. Handler is a professor of Technology in Education and Hoffenberg is an Education Development Executive for Apple Computer, Inc. 

So What: This article is very important because technology is expanding so much in today's society. Students are surrounded by technology, and it is best to try and incorporate technology into some classroom lessons. From reading this article, I learned more about the different ways students can use technology to bring out their own creativity in assignments. I like how they listed some sample projects, such as the one about Monarch butterflies. This project shows exactly how teachers could use technology for an assignment.

Now What: After reading this article, I have gained insight on exactly how to incorporate technology in the classroom. I think that creating a video project for students is a great way to expand their knowledge of technology and to let them be creative. It is best to teach students about technology because technology will continue to expand in the future.

Hoffenberg, H., & Handler, M. (2001). Digital video goes to school. Learning & Leading with Technology, 29(2), 10-15.


  1. I enjoyed reading your post about this article. This is the same one that I read and agree that I would incorporate technology into my classroom the same way. What subject do you see yourself using this technology? Loved your post!

  2. I have watched digital technology transform over the last 20 years. It will only continue to evolve. From doing these assignments I have a stronger understanding of some of the digital tools available for students and teachers. But as educators we must maintain and keep up on all technology tools available to us and our students. Technology sometimes expands too quickly to keep up. But if we want our students to survive in a digital world then we have to keep up on all the technology applications available to us as educators.

  3. Valerie,
    I agree that technology is surrounding students and there is no escaping it. A video project would be a great way for students to earn more about technology. They can learn about story boarding, maybe how to use graphic organizers, and about video cameras. This one project can expose them to so much.