In technology class, we made a digital story on anything we wanted, so I did mine a documentary about my friend Raveena. We used the design cycle to make the digital story. For investigate, we looked at a few different digital stories and looked at what kind of things to include and what kind of style we make the digital story. For plan, we made a planning document and wrote down all the ideas for the digital story, and what kind of things to use for akin the digital story. For create, we just made the digital story using all of the things we wrote in the planning document. And this blog post is for the last step evaluate.
In the video, my voice over got cut off for some reason, so in the silent parts of the video, is is supposed to say Raveena’s birthday, hobbies, and things like that.
Before the spring holidays, we had to make tutorials on whatever we wanted that is related to school. We worked on it for about a month and we worked really hard on it.
When I was making the tutorial, I learned how to use imovie, how to use quick time player, and I learned how to use the applications we used for making the tutorial.
I am happy with my finished tutorial because I worked hard on it. There might have been a few parts where I could improve, like repeating the steps more than once, and to work on speaking in a clear voice because on some parts, I couldn’t really hear what I was saying.
For me, the tutorial was a bit challenging because I didn’t know how to use some of the applications we used to make the tutorial, and to make sure all the steps made sense and it was easy to under stand.
I think the top 3 criteria my tutorial meets were to stay on topic, to do the action while I explained, and the conclusion. I think I stayed on topic through the tutorial, and I don’t think I went to anything else. I did everything while I explained the steps through the whole tutorial. For the conclusion, I wrote thank yous and credits.
To make the tutorial better, I think I could have repeated the steps, and I probably should have spoke in a clearer voice.
I looked at Mimi and Marina‘s tutorials. From their tutorials, I learned things like to organize your school papers, you should use folders, and from Marina’s tutorial, I learned that you say some words differently than it is spelled.
Last week, we made our story board for our tutorials. We made our story boards on paper or on google docs.
Three criteria that I think I did well on were staying on topic because I did not go to other topics, and the other one is that its simple and its easy to follow the steps. The last one is action. I did the steps while explaining how to do it.
I think it will ensure the viewer because I made it pretty simple. I think I did well on explaining it and so its easy to understand. I also think it will ensure people because it is detailed and it is made step by step.
I think I need to learn how to make a good script so the people who watch it will easily understand. I also think I need to learn more skills on imovie.
I want to make the tutorial easy to understand, and that will be useful to the people who watches it.
In tech class, we started a new unit about tutorials.
We had to look at 3 or more tutorials and put the info on a tutorial research sheet, which we wrote about the 3 tutorials we watched.
We also made a practice tutorialbefore we make the real tutorial. I did my practice tutorial on how to put your bookmarks on your computer into a bookmarks folder.
We also had to look at and leave comments on 2 of our friend’s blogs to see their tutorials they chose. I looked at Marina and Keina’s blogs. While we were investigating about what makes a good tutorial, I learned many things l that tutorials should be easy to understand, and it should be helpful to the person who watches it. I also noticed the the person who made the tutorials used easy language. By researching the tutorials, I think I know the difference between a good tutorial and a bad tutorial.
In tech class, we have been looking at tutorials and later in the unit, and we researched about the tutorials. Later in the unit,
We are going to make our own tutorials on whatever we like.
We first had to look at 3 or more tutorials and choose one favorite, and my favorite was this one.
My favorite one was the 1st one which is how to draw the pig in angry birds because in that one, the guy explained how to draw
it while he drew it, so the person watching it can understand even it is on the computer.
In class, we have learned a lot of things for improving our blogs and I would like to share you what I thought when we learned about the blogs.
The part in the project I liked was when we were creating the blog, because I learned new things to make the blog better, and how to add widgets and how to change the title of the blog or the tag line.I am probably going to change my tagline because it does not really explain what the blog is about. The part I did not like was when we were planing because at the start, I thought that planing it was pretty boring, but when we started to create the blogs, I was happy we planed it because it was kind of complicated.
My strength during this project was to plan it even I said it was kind of boring because when we were drawing the blog designs, I made all three of them very different because I thought that will make it easier to find a theme that was similar to one of them. My weakness was investigating because I did not know what kind of blogs to looks to look for.
I could use these skills in the future because it might be easier for me to organize things on computers in the classes, or when I want to add widgets, or things like that n blogs, I know how to do it.
Since we finished designing and planning our blogs, we had to make them. We started making an about me page, which had to include a paragraph about ourself, a good title, and correct formatting.
I really like my blog theme because it is just plain light blue with clouds so it makes you concentrate on the writing. Another reason I like it is because one of my favorite colors is light blue. It also shows that I like backgrounds and things simple.
The thing I am most proud of my blog is the about me page because I am introducing myself and my hobbies briefly so I don’t spoil the things I will write in my hobbies page which I did not do yet. When I started making it, at first, I did not know what to write about, so I looked at a few of my friend’s blogs and I ended up writing about my what countries I came from, which school I am in, and my hobbies.
I think whatever we learn in tech next will be what we need to become a better blogger.
When we finished brainstorming our blogs, we started to plan and design it in class, and the first thing we did was to draw 3 blog theme designs and we chose a theme which looked most like the one we drew. Most of the themes didn’t look like my design, but I found a theme that was good enough. My theme is called Retweet by Sivan.
I chose this theme because the colors are nice and it was the most similar to the one I drew, but I think I need to change some things like, there should be more pictures in the back ground because now the back ground is plain blue with clouds. The only thing that was similar with my drawing was the colors and the side bar.
The next thing we did was fill out a document called how to grow a blog and we wrote our goals, habits and commitment, and the right habitat. First, we thought up some ideas as a class and later, we made our goals ourself or we copied the things that we thought up together. In the goal box, we wrote how you want it to be and in the habits and commitment box, we wrote how we will not make the blog boring and in the right habitat box, we wrote how I will get ideas for making my blog better.
I think in class, we are going to learn how to improve the blogs, but one thing I want to know is how to get the widgets on the blog.