TechTeamEdublog

A) I use the plugins Custom CSS, Calendar , and Compflight.

B) The strengths of the Custom CSS allows me to customize my blog more, for example I have turned my font into comic sans. The calendar is nice because it allows you to have a calendar on your blog so if you need to know the day you can just check there. Compflight is very useful because it allows you to insert any images you need without having to go to google images as well as putting the image as small, medium, large, or full size.

Fat Man on Computer Robin Hutton via Compfight

C) Some of the weaknesses of the Custom CSS is that if you do something and forget how to fix it, your blog could be stuck like that until you get help, for example I don’t remember how to change my font back. The calendar doesn’t really have many weaknesses other then that it isn’t very interactive. Compflights only weaknesses is that it has a limited amount of images in it.

D) Out of all of these I would say that Compflight is the most useful for classes as it makes creating a blog post that requires generic images a lot easier. I also think that Custom CSS is helpful as it allows students to customize their blogs more.

Tech Team Year Reflections

What are some things you have learned and/or tasks you have accomplished this year? (Use videos, pictures, upload materials etc. as evidence of learning in your blog)

So this year in Tech Team I really only had 1 big project which was to make a page for a news paper. The parts of it that were successful was that it was very easy and fun to make using photoshop. Some of the challenging parts was centering images and using the text feature in photoshop as it caused me some issues from time to time. To overcome the challenge of the text feature I started copy and pasting the names instead of writing them out as it was easier that way. To improve on the project I think I would make it more appealing by maybe adding a border to it.

As Riverside continues to immerse itself into innovation and technology, what do you think Riverside can do to provide support and help for teachers and students? (Provide specific examples)

I think that training the teachers in the technology and how to fix stuff would be a lot better for students instead of the students missing class to go to the wave. Or have one or two teachers from each department be well enough informed so that they could help out the teachers or students.

Do you have any feedback or suggestions, as we move forward, that could help the Tech Team meet the needs of our school and staff / be more effective? (Provide specific examples)

I think that if the teachers knew which students in there class were apart of the tech team it could be more effective because they could just have them fix any issues before sending someone to the wave or asking for help from another teacher.

Tech Team Reflection

What are some things you have learned and/or tasks you have accomplished the last several weeks? I completed a page for the newspaper about athletes from coquitlam secondary schools going to colleges. I made it in photoshop.

What aspects of your work are successful? Explain why. The successful part is in the outcome of the project because it looks really good and was made very easily using photoshop.

What aspects of your work is challenging? Explain why. Some of the challenging parts of the project was communication with the people who wanted it made, because it is hard for them to explain what they wanted me to do without showing any examples.

What steps did you take to overcome these challenges / what adjustments did you need to make? I would do what I thought they had wanted and then I would email them to see if it was the way they wanted it or not.

Is there anything you can do improve? I don’t think there is much I could do to improve the project because there is a limited amount of space.

Do you have any feedback or suggestions, as we move forward, that could help the Tech Team meet the needs of our school and staff? No I think it works well the way it is.

TechTeamEdublog

A) I used the plugins 3D rotating cloud, Calendar +, and Wiki

B)The strengths of the 3D rotating cloud is that it makes the Tags Cloud looks nicer, The calender adds a personal calender to my blog, and the Wiki allows me to make a wiki page from my blog.

C) The weaknesses are that only aside from appearance they have little use.

D) Yes, the Calender can be useful for students because it would allow them to be able to put in due dates of homework into their blog.

Tech Team Passion Project

A) My groups idea for the creation team is to create what ever teachers need us to make throughout the year.

B) Potential problems could be miscommunication between us and teachers, as well as too many projects in a very little amount of time.

Skills I need to do this project is for me to be good at programs like photoshop.

C)First we would get the project from the teacher of what they need, then we would do it, and then we would give it back to them.