Posted on April 10th, 2012 at 1:35 am by raveena and
As you can see from my previous posts, we have been Creating tutorials to help other kids learn and understand things. We all chose topics related to school for example, how to read notes or how to pronounce words. We just finished creating our tutorial and looked at other people’s tutorials. We did this by visiting other classmate’s blog and commenting few things on their tutorials.
While creating my tutorial, I learnt that it’s important to look at your tutorial from the audiences’s perspective within yourself.
I learnt how to use imovie and some other skills on imovie for example, how to cut parts and how to do a “Picture in picture”. I learnt that by exploring it with the class.
When it was the first time Ms. Cofino introduced us to this unit, I didn’t exactly know what the word “tutorial” actually meant. I heard and saw the word many times but couldn’t explain it. But while going further through the unit, I already knew what it meant.
I am very happy with my finished tutorial because I’ve put many effort in to it and I think the quality of the video is reasonable. I think I’ve explained almost everything to help the audiences. The class Criteria was the most helpful thing for me during this unit.
I really liked the last minute I finished my tutorial because I felt like I achieved and accomplished something. I think that was because we spent about a month to create our tutorial which was very long. Not only about my tutorial but I’m also happy that I was able to learn something new. I wasn’t really happy about how I was speaking all the way through the tutorial. It was really embarrassing when I was showing it to the teacher…
The most difficult thing while creating my tutorial was when I was filming at my house. There were so many background noises from my little brother playing and screaming and a lot of noise from my mom’s dish washing sounds. It was also hard to not film my whole body while filming myself writing. (I didn’t want to film myself because I was wearing a nightwear )
The easy part was when I was adding sub titles to my video on imovie. It was easy because I’ve practiced this quite a few times.
I think the top 4 Criteria that meets my tutorial is Repetition, Spoken instructions, voice and Clear directions.
Repetition: I repeated some instructions 2 or 3 times so that the audience does not forget it for example, “to not start a line from the bottom or the right”.
Spoken Instructions: I said the instructions while acting it out through the whole tutorial.
Voice: I think my voice was loud enough for the audiences to hear and I’ve put enthusiasm in my voice.
Clear directions: I had clear directions on what to do for the audiences. I think I’ve explained everything specificly.
Personally, I think the most important criteria you should have in a tutorial is Clear directions, On topic and voice.
It is important to have clear directions because or else, there will be no point of making the tutorial. If you have clear directions you are giving a chance to the audience to learn something which means you’re doing something good for them.
It is very important for you to stay on topic because then the audience will just go on bored. If you are on topic, the audience will very much enjoy the tutorial.
It is also important to have a clear voice because then the audience cannot hear you. It will also be boring.
To make my tutorial even better, I want to know the filming techniques and skills. This will make it easier for the audience to watch your tutorials too. I also want to know other softwares to help edit my videos so that it is easier when I edit the video.
When I was done I looked at 5 people’s tutorial, elina, julia, kate, Daiki and Taro.
From Elina’s tutorial, I learned how to change the appearances on your blog for example, the widget, theme and background.
From Julia’s tutorial, I learned how to remember different Kanji’s.
From Kate’s tutorial, I learned how to remember the notes of the 13 string koto.
From Daiki’s tutorial , I learned how to make a pass in soccer.
From Taro’s tutorial , I learned how to dribble and do a cross over in basketball.
In conclusion, I’ve really really really enjoyed this unit. It was the first time experiencing and making a tutorial so I was scared at first, but I just realized that it is really fun. When I was making this tutorial, it was like being a teacher. I think I’ve improved on speaking. It wasn’t very scary but it seemed awkward talking to a computer. During the unit, I learned many things. I think I’ve learned more than learning things in Maths.
I’m looking forward to the next unit in technology and I’m very excited!