"Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. "
-Rumi

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Jason Mraz Buttercup

I picked this particular video because it involves 2 favorites of mine--the song "Build Me Up Buttercup" and Jason Mraz, an entertaining musician and performer. I'm not really sure why I like this song so much, but I do. In fact, it's my ringtone on my cell phone.

In any case, I haven't had much experience using YouTube for any academic endeavors. I don't have any experience using in a teaching capacity since I just completed my undergraduate work here at Coe in Philosophy and Religion. I think though YouTube could be beneficial once I get to assist in the Service Learning 101 courses this fall. It seems that students today respond well to videos and other forms of media in the classroom. My professor for Buddhist Thought occasionally showed us YouTube videos related to whatever our current topic within Buddhism was. It was beneficial to see some of the complex issues we were discussing in a visual form rather than simply reading about it. I would never solely rely on a video from YouTube for academic purposes, but I do think that some videos may have a worthwhile place in classroom as it did in my Buddhist Thought course.

In terms of uploading my own videos, that certainly has never happened. I don't generally take any video footage. I am more of a photography kind of girl. Perhaps one day I will get into making videos. As for now, I am content to just snap some photos every now and again.

Hope you enjoy the video! :)

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