YouTube Copyright School

This informational video provided by YouTube includes do’s and don’t’s of copyright. It highlights important information in a short amount of time that would be helpful to anyone interested in publishing content to the Internet.

Before The Flood

I included “Before The Flood”, a documentary on climate change by Leonardo DiCaprio, in my discussion about storytelling this week. If you have not seen it, I suggest everyone take a couple hours out of one of their days to watch how DiCaprio uses the tool of a film to tell an engaging story and educate on the topic of climate change and living choices like food consumption. This is one form of a presentation that has the potential to catch attention and reach people all across the world. I’ve included a link to the trailer that shows how the film uses visuals and interviews to dig deep into the global issue.

Kizoa

I used Kizoa to make this short collage about climate change. While I feel as thought the idea behind Kizoa is creative and the tool itself is user-friendly, it would not be my first choice. There are many other great tools that could give me the more modern and clean theme I prefer when creating visuals. Nonetheless, it is always interesting to learn and use new tools for creation.

Prezi Tutorial

I found this very informational video on how to use prezi to create a project. I plan on using prezi or something similar to it for my final project.

Social Media is at Our Fingertips

I used Adobe Clip to create a 6 second video about social media. For practice, I uploaded it to YouTube as “unlisted”. This means that only people with the specific link to the video are able to see it.

Air Pollution and Social Media

Continuing to explore the environmental issue topic of pollution, a study from Ohio State University made the connection between air pollution and social media. The researchers looked at how social media activists affect the issue in general and how corporations benefit from online activism. The study was focused on China and it made me wonder what the results of the same research would look like in America.

 

What’s a Carbon Footprint, Anyway?

My research project topic of climate change and how it relates to food consumption is also related to the idea of everyone’s carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is basically the amount of greenhouse gases produced to support human activities. Everybody’s footprint is different based on their daily activities and lifestyle choices. Carbon footprints affect climate change because they produce greenhouse gases, a.k.a the gases that keep heat in the earth’s atmosphere and produce changes in the climate. I find that differences in carbon footprints when it comes to different diets can be best understood through visual aids. The following charts and graphs compare the carbon footprint/greenhouse gas emissions among different types of eaters. Clicking each photo will lead to the source with more information.

Additional sources on carbon footprints:

http://timeforchange.org/what-is-a-carbon-footprint-definition

http://www.gaiam.com/discover/305/article/carbon-footprint-impact-climate-change/