Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tool # 3

It is overwhelming how many different programs are available that allow one to add pictures, video, sound, and music to blogs. The main problem with the journey that we are undertaking through the eleven tools is that it is very difficult to remain on one track. There are way too many detours available for exploration. As I was searching the web for a picture, I came upon this quote from Linus Pauling,
one of the most interesting scientists of the 20th century.. He was the foremost authority in the use of Quantum Theory in chemical bonding, he was also involved in the finding the structures of proteins, and how their structure was involved in their function. He won both a Nobel Price for Chemistry and The Nobel Peace Price. He was and still is the only person to win two Nobel Prizes without having to share.
I also found a youTube video of Roald Hoffman giving a lecture in which he compares the structure of the Periodic Table with Blake's the Lyon. Roald Hoffman is another Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry.He is well known for his work in theoretical and structural Chemistry.
Even though it was time consuming, I very much enjoyed perusing through all those videos and photographs. I can see how embedded video can be a great use in teaching. Every video which can be added to a lesson is a new perspective for each student.
I found some of the sites for downloading video a little on the clunky side. I found it much easier to just click add or share and use the embed code. Using the add video tool on the blog is an easier way to add video to a blog.

photo credit: <a href="">WA State Library</a> via <a href="">photopin</a> <a href="">cc</a>

1 comment:

  1. Time has been an issue - hasn't it? Wouldn't it be wonderful if we were allowed the time to peruse for these awesome videos like the ones you found??