Link to my Module in WordPress.
Ending this module I don’t feel like I had very many let downs or complications. I was having some issues with the format of the pictures for a little while but that was just fixed by saving them under JPEG format instead. It entailed a lot of previous research, and by research I mean playing around on my iPad2 to find out the correct and easiest way to do things, as well as, watching and reading tutorials that others have made for the iPad2.
I also found myself wanting to go further then I went. I wanted to teach them how to do all sorts of stuff on the iPad2, as well as learn more for my own knowledge, but the way that I made the module would have taken me ages to add the information that I wanted to. Maybe for another day, now that I know that I enjoy it. I would like to add videos next time because that is a whole new can of worms because making and dealing with videos is a whole other thing then images.
I am thinking that once I have the iPad2 for awhile, possibly when I get back from abroad in 6 months, I will have a more in depth knowledge of all the details and quirks that go into working an iPad2. Then I can put together an even bigger and detailed tutorial on other aspects of it.
Technology that I used:
I never actually sat down and wrote everything that I used while I did a project before; it’s amazing how many different little things you use.
1. iPad2 AT&T 3G 32GB – I used the screen shot benefit of the iPad2 to take a majority of my images. You can do a screen shot by holding down the Home Button and then pressing the power button. It is so extremely useful. I use it all the time, if there is anything that I see on the internet that I want to remember, or something I wanted to show a friend I just screen shot it and send it via text or e-mail.
2. Dell Notebook – this was my previous laptop. I just found it easier to be able to work on this one and look at my iPad2 at the same time, then trying to work on my iPad2 and learn on it at the same time.
3. Logitech® Keyboard Case – I bought this at the same time I purchased my iPad2. It double duties it; it’s a hard case that protects the screen on my iPad2, as well as a keyboard that connects to it via bluetooth and it holds it up so it sits like an actual laptop. Makes it easier for when I am typing something longer.
4. Mozilla FireFox:
-Blackboard – Of course I used this to get my instructions via our class page.
-YouTube.com – I used this first to learn more about what I was going to be teaching. This, I realized, is what they meant when they said that you actually retain more information while you are teaching then when you are learning.
-Google.com – I used this to find two of my pictures as well as some information about Apple and the company. I use Google all the time because it is such a fast way to find the answer to whatever your question is. I am afraid that we rely on it almost too much. Instead of finding things out for ourselves through experiencing it, we just run to Google to tell us the answer. There is no effort anymore.
-OSU Database Academic Onefile – I found two articles using this database. I never got the hang of OSU’s Library Resources. I really wish that I had because they can be super useful when writing papers like I am all the time.
-email@example.com (WordPress)- I decided to use my blog to create my Module because I like the way it lets me put things where ever I want to and it feels very organized to me which is very important to me. I use the Blogs, Pages, and Links because it categorizes based on what you are interested in reading. I really like that I can make Pages because of the fact that you can connect things to that one page (Parent). Also, when you add images it looks very smooth and give you all the options you need to add its citation information as well as format it the way you want it. I truly enjoy the blog skills that I have learned thus far this term. I plan on continuing my knowledge but possibly moving to another program for it since I will be leaving OSU soon.
5. Windows Media Player (JPEG images)- When I emailed pictures to myself and opened them up it would, on default, open them up using this program. From there I would select Open from the menu bar and then Paint.
6. Paint – I have always loved Paint, especially as a kid,I would paint some of the wackiest things so it was nice to use it again. This program is where I added my arrows to the images to be more specific about where they need to look for that step. Using paint your can add all sorts of shapes and other things too, but I chose the arrows to specify with colors and locations.
Writing it all down really makes me appreciate all the technology that we have been given that aren’t commercialized or really talked about.
Thank you for taking the time to read my module about personalizing your iPad2.