I decided to do my first ever vlog to describe my major project experience so far. I haven’t done a vlog before with the exception of the little Flipgrid videos we have done for class. I have recorded my voice over screencasts before and am pretty comfortable with that, but I have never liked the sound of my voice and didn’t think I would like my face being recorded very much. But it turns out it wasn’t so bad. Seemingly talking to myself and recording myself seems a little awkward at first but I actually think I might like it better than writing a blog post. I felt like I could explain things in a little more detail with the vlog. It’s nice because you just kinda have to go with the flow. When I write a blog I am CONSTANTLY going back and deleting things. With a vlog, unless you want to make 10 videos before finally finishing one, you just have to keep going. I did redo this video a couple of times but I decided to keep this last version and consider it a successful first vlog. Check it out and bare with me at times (apparently I can easily get distracted and lose my train of thought). I am hoping to get better as the semester goes on.
In this first video I provide a summary of my experiences so far with Duolingo and my Italian learning progress. I also discuss how I feel I have been doing and where I plan to go from here.
This next video is a bit of a tutorial. I show you some of the features of Duolingo that help me when I get an answer wrong. Some of the features collaborate with others using Duolingo.
And last but not least, here is a video of my first experience with Mango. I did a placement test for Italian last week and recorded it. I will be working more with Mango this week so stay tuned for more videos.