Thursday, June 25, 2015
I'm Loving It! Technology, That Is...
On Monday, I finished my WebQuest. This was my first experience working with WebQuests, and my son and daughter had no previous experience with them either. With this in mind, I didn't know what to expect. But, I have to say that I really like the concept. I felt like I was building an online module for a class (something I actually do have experience with), so the students can work on their own to complete a project. I like the idea of the student taking an active role in the learning process and working through steps at their own pace to complete an assignment. I also like the fact that the students are given some choice and flexibility during the WebQuest as they progress through the steps/guidelines to create an end product that is unique in some way.
On Wednesday, I finished my Mobile App Design. At first, I wasn't even sure where to begin. I definitely had used a lot of apps, but never thought of creating one. I had an idea in my mind (which can be a scary place to be), but I wasn't sure how to take my concept and put into a visual form for others to understand. I decided to use Excel, and it worked perfectly for me. After adding lots of features and tweaking the capabilities of the app over multiple days, I can honestly say I love it. It is definitely an app I would purchase and use if it was actually available. Now, onto the next new tool... the podcast.