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The first learning teaching teams were about the live journal, which we are using right now, and twitter.  Both good and new ways to communicate with other people.  Most people just know about facebook and myspace as ways of meeting and comminicating with friends.  But livejournal and twitter give us two new ways of doing just that.  With livejournal you can use it kind of like a blog were u post something and then people post comments and responses to it.  Twitter is a good way to alert friends of what you are doing and what is going on throughout your day.

The second learning teaching team, which i was a part of, was about role playimg games and youtube.  We talked about the dangers of role playimg games and how they affect so many people and their lives.  They can take over someones life and completly isolate them from the real world.  This can have major consequences on a persons behavior and social life.  Youtube is a great place to share videos.  We can even create our own profile which many people had no idea existed.  Youtube is a good place to share information or just keep yourself entertained.  However there have been problems with violations of copyright laws and peoples private life.  there are also many inapropriate videos that younger kids shouldnt be watcing but how is it possible to censor all of it? doesnt look very likely that that will happen anytime soon.

The last learning teaching team was Kaboodle and fantasy basketball.  Kaboodle was an online shopping site that you could basically create a wish list.  Its a good way for people who dont know what to get you for the holidays to go on and look at your interests to get an idea.  The fantasy basketball league was one of my favorite.  Ive participated in many fantasy sport leauges before and it a fun thing to do with your friends.  Alot of times there would be a cash prize for the winner of the league.  Whether or not this is an ethical dilemma is the opinion of the individual.
 

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sschmid
Dec. 3rd, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
I really loved learning about all these new applications! It was really interesting to me to see all the problems that can arise from all these different websites too. I mean role playing games can be great fun, but it does scare me how lost in a game you can become - so much so you forget events and even people!

I also worry about the new ways of staying in contact with each other. Will we lose one-on-one contact with others if we just post what we are doing or have done all the time? I mean it's kind of cool to create a gift list of everything you want and just have your parents/friends look off that, but will be lose that personal touch once we venture towards these new forms of technology?
wesu18
Dec. 3rd, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
I must admit that I knew how to use five out of the six applications that were taught in the LTT. The only one I didnt know about was RPG games. I am seriously considering playing World of Warcraft at some point in near future. For so many people to fall under the spell of this game, it has to be somewhat entertaining. Who's with me?
michelle11987
Dec. 3rd, 2008 09:55 am (UTC)
Well, I always thought WOW seemed strange, but my friend told me not to judge it without trying it, so I played for about a week. And then promptly got bored of playing it. It reminds me of the arcade game Time Crisis 3 (I love that game!) but with magic instead of guns. I just got bored after a few days, but apparently lots of people like it!

(You really knew how to use LiveJournal and Kaboodle before the L/T teams??)
michelle11987
Dec. 3rd, 2008 09:59 am (UTC)
Ever since we made YouTube pages, I've loved using mine! Before, I always thought YouTube was just a place to go to view videos (I never thought about uploading my own videos, so I never looked any further than searching to watch videos I enjoyed.) Now I use my page a decent amount - and have actually been using the video feature on my camera, since now I can upload my own videos! (And I learned how to edit videos, which was fun!)
jklink
Dec. 3rd, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
My favorite part of the learning teaching teams was seeing how we have all used at least one part of the technology. I don't know if I am going to be able to join you in playing World of Warcraft Wes...I am definitely curious, but you can clearly see I have an addictive personality (Helicopter Game?). Without these teams and this class I would not have even known what Twitter was, let alone how to use it.

MIchelle- Is Time Crisis is the game that they used to have in the arcade or movies where you step on the pedal and you duck behind cover? I LOVE THAT GAME.
michelle11987
Dec. 3rd, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
Yea that's Time Crisis! It's so much fun! :)
They totally still have them at the movies.
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