Hey how are you doing? Bad? Well too bad, I don’t care.
I have finally finished my first tutorial!
and I am going to reflect on it because I can.
C O N N E C T
During this unit, we made ourselves a class criteria to make our tutorial as awesome as possible. (Its basically like a guide) I mainly focused on 3 criteria. Editing, introduction and tips & tricks I think I did a good job on editing. Editing was the most fun and hard part for my tutorial. I had to be careful with the editing since I have to fast forward things so people won’t get bored with my tutorial but also I have to slow some part so people won’t get confused on parts. My introduction is the most proud thing in my tutorial. I know it doesn’t really matter if you have introduction or not but I really thought that the first 10 seconds is not fun or interesting people won’t watch it. So I put a lot of effort in my introduction and it became very eye catching for people and it shows my originality. The tips & trick I have added really made my tutorial awesome. It made it more appealing and fun to watch and also It helped the audience to learn more and understand more. Also I made my tips & tricks hand written to match my tutorial and also it shows that I have drawn that tips & tricks.
E X T E N D
For the introduction of my tutorial, I have gotten the changing color idea from an artist called enenkaydoodles and her comic. I really liked the idea of changing the hues (colors) every scene and I did that on my tutorial.
In William’s tutorial, his tutorial gave me a new idea to make my tutorial more fun and interesting to watch. What he did was because he didn’t have much to say so every time he talks, he changed his voice which made it fun to watch. Maybe next time I can be more expressive when I talk so people won’t get bored.
For Anna’s tutorial, it gave me a new idea to make my script more easier to understand. What she did on her script is that she used shapes to explain how to draw BMO. It was very easy to understand and it made it less complicating. Next time I do another drawing tutorial I should use shapes to explain since people are very familiar with shapes.
Lastly Toma’s tutorial, it gave me a new idea of how to start a video and end a video. His transition was creative and what he did is that he moved his camera up (?) to down to… to- actually its more easier to watch it than explain it. Go ahead watch Toma’s video. The cool thing is, the opening and ending is the same transition so it really fits well and you know it ended.
C H A L L E N G E
It was hard for me to me to record my voice and it still is. I really think the voice was the most challenging part since I have to talk clearly to the mike and also the background has to be quiet. My voice record needed a bit of fixing since you can kind of hear me shouting at the microphone. For recording, I had to separate sentences since I could’t say at once without making mistake or stuttering. Also I could’ve made the volume louder so people don’t have to raise their volume up. Next time I should practice before I record so I don’t have to do multiple tries and separate voices and get a BETTER MICROPHONE. Memo to myself.
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I want to talk about storyboard and plans because I feel like it.
I think my storyboard meets more than 3 of our class criteria and here is some of them-
John: “Woah woah woah, hold on. Whats class criteria? Does it taste good?
….If you’re just like John, this is the class criteria.
Back to topic, my storyboard meets more than 3 of our class criteria and here is some of them:
First off my storyboard have tips and trick for the audience to understand the step more clearer and get better at doing the step or the tips and tricks help the audience to complete the step. Tips and trick also help you understand hard complicated steps. Also I use labels to show the tips and trick on the screen to show what i’m saying and it also gets attention.
My storyboard also tell which music I will be using for my tutorial video. I think music is a important thing to have in any kind of video because it is boring to watch a video with just you speaking. Adding music can make your tutorial more fun and interesting and also when you have a part where you don’t talk, instead of having a awkward silence you can add a music and make your video more enjoyable for the audience. I also I chose a music which is a creative commons because if its not creative commons, you can’t use it. The music I chose fits the theme of my tutorial a lot and also the music is not from iMovie or GarageBand and this makes your tutorial look more professional.
♪イェーイ ヾ(≧ー≦)ゞ ヾ(_ _)〃 ヾ(≧ー≦)ゞ ヾ(_ _)〃イェーイ♪ My jam for my bread
Theres a lot of other things my storyboard has, but the most important one that makes my tutorial a great tutorial is that my tutorial video has clear steps. If you don’t have a clear steps, it would be hard for the audience to figure out what you are doing and the audience did not come to your video to figure out what you are doing, they came to learn something. I separated my tutorial into 3 steps and to I added some details using tips and tricks. I think that is a good thing because if you have too many steps, its hard to follow and the audience might confused. Also I used labels to show the steps and what we will do on the screens so it will be helpful for audience that listen to the audio and by adding the label, it gets the audiences attention and make them more interested.
Moi story board ( ◔ ౪ ◔)☝
I have a good confidence that my tutorial will be a good one for the audience to watch and learn because I use pictures and fun drawings to catch peoples attention and It makes my tutorial a fun video to watch and it keeps the audiences attention until the end because you don’t want your audience to stop watching half way through. Another thing is that I labels to show the steps and tips & tricks. This really helps the audience to understand better because I think the audience might not listen to the audio (voice over) and they might miss a important step or advices. But if you add words on the screens it makes the audience read and it can help them to understand more clearly. This can help them complete some hard steps too.
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I think to make my tutorial better and better I should practice more and more so I won’t make much mistakes on the real one and if you don’t make mistakes the audience wont get confused of what you are saying. Also you don’t have to try again and again all the time and waste our time.
Friend: Are you meeting the deadline? Me: Uh-yeah! Totally! Friend: Are you even using your timeline plan? Me: …Yes ∑d(‘･ω･`;;;;)
I am very excited to make my own tutorial and I hope I can make a good tutorial that everyone can enjoy and learn easily. I hope you stay tuned for the tutorial video, I will upload it on my youtube channel.
Hay deir. Lets talk about what makes a great teacher.
I think teacher needs to teach us things in the most simple and clear way so the student understand easily and not get confused. Making the students is one of the worst scenario and because teachers are here to teach people they have to be clear and easy to follow. Also I think teacher should not always be so stern and be more cheerful and kind for the students to have a fun time to learn. Strict teachers might not be fun for the students to learn and it can make them stressed and start to hate learning. Teachers have to be well planned and organized. Teachers that doesn’t think ahead and are not organized will not be a good teacher. Teacher should be ready to teach the students. They should also care about the students and think about them. Teacher should help students when they are lost. I think these are one of the reasons of what makes a great teacher.
I think the unit we are doing right now “Teachers of the Future” fits in approaches to learning best because we teach and share our knowledge with others and also not only we teach but we also learn by teaching. We learn by communicating with other students and collaborating, finding it out by your self. We make mistakes and we learn from that. I think we learned a lot during this few weeks. I am looking forward to making my own tutorial and teaching the others.
Thats about it. Bye.
In technology class we are working on making a tutorial and research how tutorial works.
First thing we did is researching our favorite tutorial and looking at good things and bad things about the tutorial.
I also took my favorite tutorials and I made them into a blog post.
After that I commented on Lente’s, Grace’s and Haruna’s blog about their favorite tutorial blog post.
I learned that short clear steps are good for tutorials because its more easier for the audience to understand clearer and short steps don’t bore the audience. Also when you do a voiceover you make sure if the voice is clear and easy to understand or the audience won’t understand your tutorial. I think those are important things to think about when making my tutorial to make it good.
I made a tutorial for photoshop about filling with gradient in technology class.
Now i’m going to compare and contrast this tutorial and my favorite tutorial.
So… Watch me do that.
I know you might think they both are 2 completely different tutorial because one is a video and another is a slideshow and they both teach you different things.
But theres are some similarities too, like that both tutorial has simple and clear steps so the audience won’t get confused and thats your worst case scenario. Or that they both have visuals to make the audience understand more and make them visualize better.
Those two points are very important for tutorials but there are some other points or differences between the videos. First video tutorial have voice overs which is in a steady slow pace for the audience to understand. Voice overs comes handy because they help the audience to understand better and clearer. Second, slideshow tutorials can follow your own pace so you can stop whenever you want to and move to the next step when you are done or move one back if you made a mistake. Video tutorials go with their own flow so you have to be careful how slow you go. I think those points are very important for a tutorial and I will be careful and try to use them when making my own tutorial to make mine better.
In conclusion, I think these steps were helpful to make my tutorial better and I will investigate more to make my tutorial good.
Until then, bye.
I came across a really interesting video and I thought I might show it to you guys.
The reason I like this tutorial a lot is because her voice was clear and easy to hear. You can hear her voice well so you can follow her steps easily without any confusion. She also added the final project before you start. This is good because you know what they’re going to make and get a image before you start. What I also liked about this tutorial was that she edited out parts to look smooth. Her editing was simple but she made it flow very well and it looked professional.
Theres also another DIY video that I really liked:
The reason I liked this DIY video is because the editing looks really good and makes it more interesting to watch and her editing is simple and very surreal. Also there is no voice which makes the tutorial interesting because the song and the visual really matches and makes it like you don’t need a voice to make a tutorial.
I think you should take a look on both video if you like DIY’s or making things. :3
Hey there. Hows it goin’? Since I can’t hear you, I will leave two respond. Feeling good? Yeah greaaaat! Feeling bad? Aww too bad, I don’t care.
Today I will be talking about my blog and how I made it perfect. Also I will be talking about whats good and whats bad about my blog. So lets get started!
Im very satisfied with my blog and I really think its organized but colorful. Simple but exciting. I think my menu is easy to understand for my audience so I can navigate to my pages or my categories and not get lost in this small yet large thing called internet.
What I really like about my blog is my header. It really shows me and my passion and what I like.
W-wait. What? No, not this one, the OTHER one!
….Steven? The other one!
Steven. STEVEN. The other one.
Are you kidding me? Steven, the other header.
Steven. Your’e my manager. You know my new header right?
….You don’t know? What!? This is unacceptable. Your’e fired.
Oh yeah, sorry I got distracted. What your asking me? Who’s Steven? Well my curious friend, he’s my imaginary manager that will never exist because I don’t have any manager. I wish I did…
Let me get my NEW header before I get distracted again.
[Insert magical spell here]
Ah, better. This is my new header. It really shows my passion and what I like more than the old one. Im really proud of it and I think it attracts more people’s eye because its colorful or someone has the same interest and reads my posts.
The only thing I don’t like about my header is the one teeeeenie tiny I made.
I…. I got the size wrong. It you look at my blog, the header is enormous. I can’t do anything since if I make it smaller it looks weird and if I stretch it out, it will look squashed. And I can draw this again but thats just a waste of my very-useful-but-useless time.
Again, I really think my blog looks awesome and I really like how it turned out, It turned out GREAT. I will add more widgets pages and others to make my blog better.
Anyways see you in the next post and remember always that if the shoe were on the other foot you would walk away awkwardly.
Sorry for not updating not much,
I was lazy. I was busy and I forgot about the blog.
So anyways this is my plan reflection and bit of a tips to make your blog better.
I hope you like it.
I think this blog represent me because of my very own header that I drew and it shows I like gaming. It also has myself in it. The title says my name too.
I chose this theme because I thought it was the most simple and clear theme (which I exactly wanted) and the posts and the widgets are easy to read for he audiences. I’ve seen some other people’s blog and what I saw often was how hard it was to read. The font and the background’s color were almost the same and it was really hard to read. To fix that you should add a contrast like, black & white, grey & pink, purple & white, green & white and more. If you add 1 dark color (black, grey, purple etc.) and 1 light color (white, light pink, yellow etc.) it would look nice.
I chose my background blue butterfly because it looks like a vintage background and also I like blue too so I chose that background. Also the layer is white and blue and white contrasts well. The background is tiled which means its like a pattern and it can be tiled smoothly. I know I will sound very picky but I really don’t like backgrounds that aren’t tiled. It looks unprofessional and it just looks like you took out a picture from google image and just uploaded for your background.
Also what I be careful is the picture quality. My banner and my backgrounds are high quality. If the pictures are high quality you can’t see any pixels and it looks very smooth and professional.
What I have to work on is to get many views. Thanks to the hit counter (in my widgets) it counts visits. My goal is to get 100 views. Im going to let people know my blog by; sharing my blog with other social medias, (youtube, twitter etc.) Collaborating with others, commenting on other peoples blog and more! 100 views might be a long way for me but if I try hard enough, I can reach that goal.
I will try to update as much as I can though it might be hard for me because I usually forget those. I will also post my drawing to show my passion and attract other people that likes my drawing. I will keep on saying this to every reflection I make; Im going to make my blog better and better. This is a never ending goal for me and I want my blog to be fun and attractive but also simple and easy for the audience.
So if you have any suggestions, slam those into my comment section (it really helps me)
and I will see you………. Someday. Maybe never. We never know the world might end tomorrow. Or the zombie horde might kill us all. We never know…
Im Reina and stay toasty.
“That makes no sense Reina”
Through out this one and a half month, we investigated how to make a good blog in technology class. How we can be a successful blogger. We did three things; Blog research, brainstorm and learning about wordpress. These three activities helped us to understand more about blogs and become a better blogger.
What I really worked on was how this blog represent me. How can people know that this blog is made by me. To do that I started to post my personal things like, my drawings, my favorite songs and more. I try to tell the audience that my passion is art and drawing so I try to upload pictures of my drawings and others. I also linked my youtube channel and to other medias so I can show my interests to to other people.
The three most important things that you have to include to your blog to make it better is; Picture, Design and writing style.
I think pictures attract audiences to you posts especially pictures that can tell a story. Too many words bore your audience. I mean, I will not read posts that doesn’t have pictures or videos. Also pictures helps the audience understand the post more and help them imagine the story you’re trying to tell.
Design is the most important thing for me. You know when they say never judge the books by its cover? Well, I think still most people judge the books by its cover. Even I do. Same thing for blogs. If the design is not good, no one will want to look at your blog! I think your blog should be full of stuff but, neat and organized. If your blog is messy and unorganized, it won’t look nice. Also using template/themes is okay, but unoriginal. Try to spice it up. Change the background, add a header, theres a lot that you can change. Or even make your own. For colors, using contrast helps it to pop-up and stand out. But if you use too many different colors, it won’t look nice. Try to keep less color as possible.
If someone comes to your blog but doesn’t read your blog post, then theres no point showing it to others. I think writing style helps you a lot to make your blog more attractive than others. Interesting writing style will hook the audience and makes them want to read more. Pretend you’re writing a book. You try to not bore your reader and make them read more. Same with blog posts. Do not bore your audience. Thats the worst thing you can do. I think the first 1~2 sentence is the most important. Make your introduction interesting that your audience will want to read more.
I think these 3 criteria is important to my blog and I think it important to me that I meet all 3 of them. It will be easy to meet the criteria pictures, I will add many pictures as I can, but for criteria design and writing style, I will need to work on it harder to meet them. I will try to look at many peoples blog to get an idea for my own.
I will be willing try new things and make my blog better and better. I learned a lot during this 6 week and I will learn more in the future. I want to have my blog interesting and fun. I am really looking forward to make my blog AWESOME.