Hey pals, friends,audience, and so on,
Summarize your learning experiences in Integrated Writing and Technology.
Through the two courses I have been in IT, I learned a various amount of things. Like how to plan your writing, writing strategies, and angles you should take your pictures in. We also worked on some a program for graphic designing which is known as Scratch and explored there new element they added in and setting. For few classes we were allowed to play a game called ” Portal” a difficult game that demands a lot of thinking. This sounds similar to one of the other games I have talked to you about right? Remember fantastic contraption, they are quite similar if you think about it. To wrap things up these two courses have been very hectic but fun experience for me.
Analyze your experiences.
My experience in IT class overall wasn’t much of a struggle for me ( But scratch was a bit in the beginning) since I think our instructions were very clear and straightforward. Through these two courses I wouldn’t say I had the best time but a fair time, not so bad not so good; just average.
How have you grown using technology and as a writer?
Before I always hesitated to use technology but now I am more comfortable with it. My knowledge for technology has grown a lot, for example Scratch, now I know how to use different blocks to control the sprite ,background, etc. Also I have learned to be more cautious about my blog or what I post on the internet since not everything on the internet is real or reliable. As a writer I have learned to pre-plan my writing, and due to reading more often my grammar and vocabulary has developed even more. I am still progressing day by day with technology at home and as a writer I have continued my path on reading books.
What projects and writings did you enjoy most? Explain.
I defiantly would say in technology my favorite unit is “How to writing.” Since it gives me an opportunity to teach people something I am proud of or good at. Another reason is because I actually can do it like visually for them to see, and my snap guide has reached more than 1.1 k views and still counting which makes me cheerful. Since I realize people actually want to view/see my snap guide or have interest in the topic what so ever.
What projects and writings did you find the most challenging? Explain.
I found the ” Inanimate Alice Scratch Project” the hardest since I wasn’t use to all of these blocks and I didn’t know how to make it interactive in a fun way. It was quite stressful since I am not very fond with technology or programs like this. And when I found out we had to have an interactive element that made me very worried since I wanted to make it a fun experience not something you are force to watch. It was a bit irritating how you have to set the blocks up in a certain way and that it doesn’t auto save (but now it does).
What learning can you transfer to other subjects and beyond school?
Technology can help me transform a bland writing into a digital story, or a expressive audio recording. For example, I used the Ipad to make a trailer for my twisted fairy tale story. It included voice, and pictures. It gives my writing a spark or something to look forward to. I can transfer my web learning to home since now I know what I should do or not do. And that I shouldn’t give out private information to people that I am not very fond of through the internet. I actually benefited a lot from typing web, as my speed and accuracy got a lot faster ( speed: from 37- 68 average) . I can use my skills of typing basically anywhere, school, home , work, etc.
If you could change one thing in Integrated Writing and Technology what would it be?
I think since we spend a lot of time on the ipads and the computers we should have free time once in a while since you never know we might find something fun or interesting and try to duplicate it. For instant if we are allowed to explore on the ipads more often, we might find a game that we enjoy a lot and try to recreate it on scratch or an app on the ipads. Sometimes you just have to let loose and you never know what will happen to you or what you end up with.
What else would you like to learn about?
I want to learn more on how to create a interactive game. Like what app you should use, blocks that are necessary and the basic structure itself. And maybe I would like to go more in depth on microchip like creating a working one. That would be cool Overall I have learned so much and had a great term.