Hello everyone~ I haven’t blogged in a loooooooooooong time. I guess I was a bit lazy.
Today I want to tell you the real reason why I started this blog. My whole class was required to make blogs about anything. Excited, we all started blogs about different things from cows to sports. We all got competitive for how many viewers and followers we got. It was very fun.
We learned many more things in computer class, and I will talk about them.
Audacity was one of the first things we learned to use. It is a program where we can edit sounds such as music and our own recordings. One of the things I did was making my own story and recording it with my own voice. It was pretty fun actually, but I got stressed a lot from it because it was so time-consuming. Also, being a perfectionist was not helping. If I have to take that lesson again, I would die (just kidding). No, I wouldn’t die, but if I HAVE to, I would like to work on it more in class than at home. I also think that taking more time on it would help because there are many factors where we couldn’t record things well (and we’ll get bad grades 😦 ) such as rain or computer not working. If I have more time, I would have better sound (no rain) and better quality of the recordings. Nevertheless, it was a good experience to learn how to edit sounds (I felt like a professional song editor).
Persuasive presentation was the next thing we learned. We had to choose a topic (eg. you should get a pet) and use visual aids (power point) to present in front of the whole class. The goal was to persuade as many people as possible to support your topic. At first, I was kind of worried because I’m a very bad speaker. My mind just becomes blank and my tongue gets twisted when I try to talk in front of many people. But this time, it wasn’t so bad, and it was fun. I researched and made power points to make the audience know my points clearly. I don’t have any suggestions on how to improve this lesson because I feel like it is good just the way it is. I liked this lesson because it made me practice to stand in front of many people, and persuading people is fun.
GIMP was the last thing we learned. It is a program kind of like Photoshop, and you can do all sorts of things on it from editing a picture to making a collage. In my opinion, this is the funnest lesson we’ve had. We started out with the basic things like how to use the different effects on the program. I did things like cropping pictures out and pasting it on random backgrounds. The best part of this lesson was morphing pictures of our classmates together (usually girl’s and boy’s). It was HILARIOUS!!!!! Our whole class laughed so hard looking at different people’s work. If I do this lesson again, I would like it if we always did individual work. It took too much time looking at the screen together, and doing my work step by step veryyy slowly. Because we all have different paces of doing the work, I think it is better if we do it individually. Some people like to work on it in detail, some just want to get over it quickly, some can only understand how to do the work after watching the tutorial several times…
Computer class this year was very fun, and I think everyone enjoyed learning different things you could do with computer. I ‘m quite surprised that my grades on computer class is good because my teacher seems very strict on these things. I’m happy because he’s not very strict :).