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June 7, 2012, 3:17 am
Filed under: Set Up
I learned many things during the duration of this class. I am not a Women Studies major and I have only taken one other Women Studies class so I didn’t know really what to expect. I did know that technology is a major thing in our everyday lives now so I thought it was something important to learn about. It ended up correlating with my Psych 499 class, Women, Weight, and Body Image. I was able to take a lot of information I learned through that class and use it in my knowledge I gained in this class. I love it when that happens.
The knowledge that I learned in this class consisted of an abundance of things, such as, how women are treated in technology based careers, how women can jump over those gender gaps in the work place; I have gained knowledge of some very important women in the Science and Technology Field through my own and the other students Culture Sites that I read. I learned how to make a budget for a dream and find other scenarios that would help me save money. I created my own Teaching Module which really helped me see what it is like to put together curriculum and tutorials, as well as learn how to personalize my iPad2. I also learned how to create and run a blog.
That had to be my favorite part. I love my blog now and will most definitely continue to keep it up while I am studying abroad. I never thought much of blogging but now that I have some experience and knowledge in it I truly enjoy the concept.
Yes I feel like I met the Course Objectives. This is because I got as much out of the course as I wanted to. Maybe I could have gone above and beyond and taught myself more but I did what was needed to learn what was required for the course.
I definitely have a new appreciation for women in the Science and Technology work force. I know now how hard it is for a women to grow in this male driven world, but I also know now how important it is that we thrive and continue to work towards our goal no matter what is standing between us and it.
Yes, I do think that this course exemplifies feminist pedagogy because it is all about teaching women, and men, new ways of thinking. It focuses on opening our minds into new concepts and ideas that are not normally projected as appropriate or ordinary. I did not think though that this course showed ways of teaching that worked for everyone. Step by step detailed instructions do not work for everyone.
Thank you for teaching this class and giving us a chance to gain knowledge on this particular subject matter.
Progress each day
June 6, 2012, 11:58 pm
Filed under: Teach
Today is June 1st and I am working hard on my Teach Project since I am a busy girl and don’t have time on the weekends. So far today I have played around with my iPad a lot, watched numerous tutorials about the iPad2 on YouTube.com, and made notes of everything I wanted to touch base on in my Module that you, such as;
Customizing your desk top: background and organizing your apps.
I also took a lot of photos using my iPad2 screen shot camera that I am also going to talk about. I will incorporate step by step instructions with pictures because I know that I learn better with visuals.
I decided to use my blog to write the teaching module.
That is what I have done today so far!
It’s June 3rd and I changed my project a lot. I narrowed it down to just the decorating of the desktop. I am going to see if I can take video on my iPhone 4 to show things pictures can not.
June 4th – I decided against showing a video about how to move the applications around and organize them. I decided that because of how much detail I went into in my Wall Paper module that I don’t think that I need to add anymore. I made a list of the programs and technology I used while I used it so that will be very helpful. I like the way it came out – it is very visual which is how a lot of people learn so I think it will do well.
June 6th – I hope to finish my Teach project today. I’ve been working really hard on it and trying to find things that I can do that will make it more fun for people to follow. I know that when I learn something I enjoy have some hands on practice so I am hoping that people would use this while they have their iPad2 in front of them. I’ll read my classmates thoughts and possibly change it up a bit.
June 1, 2012, 11:11 pm
Filed under: Teach
I have decided to do my TEACH Project on the basics and beginners of using the iPad2.
I am going to research the difficulties of having an iPad as your single computer
Sending, receiving and making documents; such as, Word, Power Point, Excel
Apps – free, cost, what ones are worth it?
There is always a down fall to technology – they are not always what you expected – so what are the ones for the iPad2? I’ll have my own experiences with it as well as other stories from fellow iPad2 users.
The tools I am using are:
-Logitech Keyboard Case
-OSU Library Database (Academic OneFile)
Articles of peoples thoughts on the iPad2:
-Apple iPad2: Second Thoughts written by Lance Ulanoff in PC Magazine Online March 15th 2011.
-Apple published in Marketing August 10th 2011.
-Terry Whites Tech Blog
Thoughts about Teach
May 23, 2012, 12:50 am
Filed under: Teach
I completely agree with what Dr. Gary Phillips says about how we learn 90% of what we teach people. I have taught many different things over the years since I was in 4-H for ten years and now that I think back to it I am realizing that it is the things that I took the time to teach others how to do that I retained the most. When I was the one in charge – the one who was chosen to direct the kids – it was a important thing to me that I did it correctly and to the best of my ability.
I am a supervisor at my job so I am constantly teaching our employees new things. Whether it’s new product information or change in recipes I am always teaching them as well as myself. When we get new information I don’t all the sudden have it memorized, but being a supervisor, I have to be knowledgeable on everything so that I can be there for them when in question. So it is a necessity that I learn it quickly – most of the time to be able to do that I am teaching myself at the same time as teaching them. When they ask me a question it is just as beneficial to them as it is for me because we both get to learn something new and get our questions answered.
I would like to learn more about “What is design?” and “What is educational technology?”
I truly like everything to do with Microsoft Works, especially Excel. It is a fantastic way or organize data and get everything laid out in front of you. I had some issues in the beginning with remembering how to sum things without manually doing it but then once I remembered the basics it went very smooth. There is so much more that you can do through excel and my budget only hits the top of the ice burg. It did get a bit frustrating with all the different numbers and columns I was throwing on the page but once I figured out exactly what I wanted to be considered and seen it got easier.
Everyone probably says that they want to travel the world – but does everyone actually get to do it? – I do! My dream is coming true – I am leaving in 4 months to Florence, Italy to finish off my college degree. Talk about going out with a bang!
If I was not going to Europe, some of my dreams would be:
- Living in Hawaii for a year
- Graduate from Bar-tending School
- Pay off my moms and dads debt
- Get my masters degree in education
- Take my mother and sister to Vegas
- Buy a house with a rap around porch, two stories, 10 acres, big red barn and a huge pond.
Once I complete my term abroad I will probably start saving for another big dream. Since this dream popped up out of no where, I had nothing prepared or any money in savings – so this dream is taking a lot out of my pocket.
My Financial progress involves a lot of loans and some scholarships. I am depending on my parents A LOT right now because my aid will not go through until the first term of OSU; I will already be in Italy at that point. So I have to come up with the money along time before any money gets to me from the government. I have only applied for one scholarship at this time but I plan on applying for every scholarship possible. I have a $500 achievement scholarship which will help out.
I am going to send a letter to all my family members telling them of my graduation in the winter and my plans to travel. I am hoping that I will receive some graduation money (I know that is selfish to say, but I am being honest), to help pay for the the up front costs.
My sister is helping me out a little bit because she wants to be apart of my adventure. I am thankful for all my families support but I am going to try and get as much scholarship money as possible to relieve the burden.
Progress or Distraught?
This is a lot of work; I am not complaining I am just stating my opinion. I have never been a strong researcher but this pretty much proves it and lays it out there for the world to see. I can’t seem to find anything on Gae Aulenti that makes any sense for this topic – most everything is about her furniture that she continues to make and her work on the Museums. I want some detail – some grub – that is interesting enough to make a whole site about. I mean don’t get me wrong, her furniture it super abstract, but I can’t find the back ground information. Why is she designing furniture the way that she is or how is she designing this furniture. When it came down to filling in the ‘technology section’ I could not find anything – except the Base Isolator from the Asian Art Museum. Which is pretty cool but I don’t know if that is the technology you were looking for. I keep seeing pictures of her office space and it is all white, super clean and organized, with what look like Apple computers. Maybe Apple has some kind of high tech program that helps her with her designs. I will not let these barriers get me down – I will continue to research and post my findings.
Hopefully what I got done was close to what you wanted.
Contact with Amazing Librarians
April 26, 2012, 1:39 am
Filed under: Set Up
Hello, my name is Jessica Black and I am enrolled in the online Women Studies class this term and one of our projects is called Culture Site. In this project we are to find a inspirational women who has done some exponential things in her life for the Science and Technology industry. I have chosen Gae Aulenti who is an Italian Architect. I have found some good information on her work with the old hotel, now called Musee d’Orsay.
I was wondering if you could assist me in finding a lot more useful information on her regarding, culture; trends in education, business, and the chosen technology field; biography; technology details; as well as a interview conducted with her that I can actually understand, maybe even a transcript of the interview since they are all in french.
That would be amazing!
Jessica D. Black
Above is the e-mail I sent to our Librarian, Jane Nichols. The one thing I am really looking forward to is finding an interview (written or video) with Aulenti that I can understand. I have watched a few of them that are in French and the way she moves and speaks, I can already tell she is very passionate about what she does. In the videos it also shows her work place – which which is extremely technology friendly – everything is white and Apple made. I am excited to learn more about the equipment she uses and what she used to have before the technology got profoundly better in the last decade.
I missed the time that the Jane goes home, so I will update this as soon as I get an e-mail back from her
Here is Jane Nichols Response:
I’m sorry I haven’t been able to respond to you sooner. I can definitely point you to some places to get started on these questions. One great place to check out is Google Scholar. Here you can see her patents reflecting her work: http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=Gae+Aulenti.
Another great place to search for scholarly literature (for this and any research topic you might have) is the library’s search engine 1Search –it’s the search box on the right side of the library home page. Here is a simple search: http://bit.ly/Jf5Ykz. I limited to full text online and scholarly.
Other things to consider when you search are: what keywords to use to answer your questions below. I suggest searches like “women in architecture” or women in industrial engineering. Search these in 1Search. Also use Academic Search Premier which is listed on this library web page for the library: http://ica.library.oregonstate.edu/course-guide/596-WS320. This page offers additional suggestions as well.
Want to give these a try and let me know how it goes? I”m happy to answer any follow up questions.
I checked out all of the hyperlinks she gave me and didn’t find much information. Except a lot of information about Gae Aulenti’s furniture line and the things she still sells. I might be able to use those on my Culture Site. Haven’t decided if I want to incorporate that into my project yet, but I probably will because it is apart of who Aulenti is now in her career. I will definitely contact her again as I grow my knowledge and start looking for something specific – she still didn’t help me finding an interview of her in English – but I will try more things to find that.
All in all it was a good resource and I hope to find more.
Gae Aulenti, Architect
I chose to do my culture project on Gae Aulenti who is an Italian women architect. I became interested in her because of what I read on WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE. She is from Italy first off and I am studying abroad in Italy in the fall, so I plan to learn as much about the culture before I go as possible. This will be a fantastic learning experience for me. Aulenti is an architect. She entered to win the chance to transform an abandoned hotel and train station (originally designed and built by Victor Laloux in 1900). It is now called the Musee d’Orsay. Here is a interview by the president of the Musee d’Orsay(Click Here), all other interviews that I have found so far are in Italian. Since I do not speak Italian, I am hoping to find the translations.
Gae Aulenti was born in 1927 in Palazzolo della Stella, Udine, Italy.
She designs many things, not just buildings – were talking table lamps, coffee tables and much more. You can check out some of her products and materials that are for sale at Architonic.
“Aulenti views architecture as a concrete, untouchable entity that uses the city as its form generator. She sees architecture in terms of its relationship to the urban environment. In her designs, she blends the private with the public to generate architectural forms and spatial relationships” Great Buildings.
I am excited to do this project!
April 12, 2012, 1:58 am
Filed under: Teach
I used to want to be a teacher . . . then I realized that I didn’t like kids very much.