Have I contributed…

Honestly, I can say that I could have done a lot better. I could have liked more tweets and commented on more blogs. I could have helped people so much more as I actually do know a quite about technology. In Google plus I tried but by the time I saw the question it had already been answered. Our class was awesome and always helped out each other if they could! I tried to comment on other blogs as well but I was so focused on my own and trying to get them all done that I didn’t comment on too many. If I only had this one class I would have done better, This semester was tough for me and I was concentrating on all my others classes I found it hard to find time for this one. Nonetheless, I tried and here is some evidence of me contributing…  

 

I am sure there is more but these are the screenshots I took and I really do wish I helped out my peers more!

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Hydrangeas

These beautiful Hydrangeas are in my home. My mom brought them home one day and they instantly made me think of my Grandma as she used to have these planted in her backyard. I loved taking a closeup picture because it really allowed me to see the true colours. When I looked at them from afar I saw mostly a bright pink but close up there is some purple and some lighter pink as well.

Finally Done

Okay so cooking was a lot harder than I anticipated. I love blogging and I love being in the kitchen but during a stressful semester it wasn’t easy. I didn’t blog every week but I really tried. I found it so hard to find time to actually cook let alone blog about it. In the end, I did find some great recipes and I learned some things and now that I m finished school I can’t wait to better my learning as I will hopefully be leaving the nest soon.

 

Here is a little video I made, to sum up my experience! Hope you enjoy!

Hour of Code

Click here to see me try to code! I tried coding on the hour of code website and I was of course, going to try the Frozen one! It is not as easy as it looks, how does one know about many pixels you need to go. I am pretty sure it is always in 100 increments but that may change on the higher levels. It is a bit tricky but I think it will challenge students as well as be fun for them. This is a great thing for students as it challenges them and encourages them to think deeper.

 

Trying PowToon

I tried out the program PowToon for the first time. May profs have used videos made by them so I thought I would try to make a video of my own. It is so great! There is so much to do to create a mini-movie. You can animate little people and add speech bubbles to create spectacular things. You create different scenes and essentially just have people talking and movie to create a story. This would be great in the classroom because it is fairly straightforward and easy to use. Students could sum up a story or present their facts about research that they did. So many options! Some of the weaknesses are that the app does not allow for sound other than music. For learners who find it difficult to type or put what they know in sentence form would find this tricky. It would be cool if they could do a voiceover for the video. There are also very limited movements for the characters to do. Other than that this program is great and I will for sure use this with my students one day.