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!
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!
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.
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.
This week instead of searching the internet, I tried searching my fridge instead to get inspired! We had some leftover turkey so I thought what could I make with this. Then I searched the internet and saw a delicious stir-fry. Perfect! I had some noodles in my cupboard. I didn’t follow a particular recipe, I found some vegetables in my fridge and away I went. The stir-fry turned out so good and I was so glad this came up on google!
This week I decided to take a break from cooking and bake something that was totally out of my comfort zone. My friend quit his job and so for his last day I wanted to bake him a little something. The only thing was that he is Jewish and it was during the time of Passover. Honestly, I do not know much about Passover so I had to research what it was and what types of food my friend could not eat. I found out he could not have any wheat or flour so this caused a problem as most things have flour in it.
I love everything with flour so finding something that looked good without flour was quite difficult. Then I came across this chocolate thing and who doesn’t like chocolate! I wish I had the recipe but somehow I lost it somewhere in the WWW. Basically, it was mostly milk, eggs, cocoa, and brewed coffee. The texture was so weird. I ended up putting them in mini cupcake trays and baked them for a few minutes. The first batch looked funny so I decided to keep the second batch in for a bit longer. They still looked weird but better. They actually tasted pretty good though. Exactly like brownies but probably with way fewer calories. So this was a win for me!