This week in Education Technology, a project we were to create was a notecard confessions video. This video could be used to explain either your story or a story of another person. I was a little weary at first of what I would confess on notecards, but then I immediately dove into my concentration area and was inspired. I imagined myself as a teacher and thought of using this assignment in my Family and Consumer Sciences Classroom. I did some research and found some stories from women who had given their baby up for adoption, specifically teenage women.
I found an emotional story about a teenage girl named Emily. She shared her story in an article in Good Housekeeping. I read her story over and over so I could retell her story as if I was in her shoes.
To record my video, I used my iPad and played music in the background on my iPhone with Spotify. My music I preset to play on repeat, so I didn't worry about my music ending.
I think that this could be a great project to use in my classroom, especially in a human development course. I think it would be very beneficial for my students to do research and step into the shoes of other people. My students could use various topics such as child abuse, teen pregnancy, or any other stories that have to deal with development. I think it would be a great collaborative learning opportunity for my future students as well. They could have different assigned roles such as playing the music, recording the video, holding the cards, and nodding on when the cards need to be flipped. I am excited to use this great research activity in my future classroom.