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Still working

SO inquiry project. Dr.C made it seem kinda like fun. I gotta say, I was kinda excited for it at first. Now, not so much. I’m having trouble finding exactly what to say/write and this 2,500 word count is not helping. As the due date creeps closer, the closer I get to having a break down. On top of the inquiry project I have a …

Slowly but surely

I have officially started writing my project. The first sentence is always the hardest part, but after 15 minutes I finally got a few sentences. However, I don’t know where the list of requirements is for the inquiry project so that is a problem…. Good luck to me.

Same article, new nugget

“One young girl, who had never programmed before, decided that a pointing device ought to let her draw on the screen. She then built a sketching tool without ever seeing ours (displayed in Figure 26.20). She constantly embellished it with new features including a menu for brushes selected by pointing. ” I got this nugget from Kay and Goldberg’s Personal Dynamic Media. Since I am …

Follow-up on project

I’ve shifted my topic yet again and have made it more specific. I’ve decided to take a closer look at educational (Pre-K/K) apps on tablets. After talking to Dr.C I finally go to this topic. I find it very interesting because I’ve seen my nieces and nephews use tablets/the educational apps on tablets to learn. Most of the time, theyre only using the apps for …

Investigator Conversation (Synthesis)

(Sidenote: I have slightly altered my topic based on the research/nuggets I’ve found. It is now: the integration of  tablets into school curriculums and its impact.)   Kay and Goldberg and the Dynabook: “The interactive nature of the dialogue, the fact that they are in control, the feeling that they are doing real things rather than playing with toys or working out “assigned” problems, the …

Evolution of Tablets

“In 1983 Apple designed a tablet called “Bashful,” in reference to the dwarf in the fairy tale Snow White.  The prototype included add-ons, like a keyboard, stylus, floppy drive, phone and handheld carry-case. ” Before this paragraph, the author alludes to Kay and Goldberg’s Dynabook from 1968. However, I decided to use this paragraph as my nugget because it gave me some new information. Now, …

Finalizing My Dream

I was planning on looking at all forms of technology for my final inquiry project. However, after dissecting the writings of four new media dreamers (and comments from Dr. C), I have realized that I can’t simply say ‘all forms of technology.’ I need to focus on one specific technological device. I really enjoyed Kay and Goldberg’s Dynabook, which is pretty much the very first …

Mapping my Dreamers

I decided to look at Vannevar Bush’s “As We May Think,” Ted Nelson’s “Computer Lab” and Doug Engelbart’s “Augmenting Human Intellect.” Between the three, the MAIN theme was technology. Engelbart refers to technology as “artifacts,” Nelson refers to computers, and Bush looks more at technological devices as a whole as well as photography. Out of the three, Bush’s piece is the outlier, mostly because it …

Read the ending. (The right meta assignment)

First blog post: My first ever blog post for UNIV 200. For this blog post, we had to look at blog posts from previous students. Thought process: it was interesting seeing what other students wrote. Looking back at old blog posts also gave me a better idea of how the class was going to work. As I was scrolling through the many blogs, a million …

Meta?

First, I must say these concept experiences throw me off. I still am not sure what exactly is expected of me, but I’ve gotta write something so here it goes.. Meta: a prefix used in English to indicate a concept which is an abstraction from another concept, used to complete or add to the latter. This definition was incredibly confusing. However, after reading it over a …

Personal Dynamic Media Nugget

Questions while reading article: Ideas from Engelbart? How come the Dynabook and/or SmallTalk didn’t really take off/isn’t still around? “The many small dots required to display high-quality characters (about 500,000 for an 8-1/2″ × 11″ sized display) also allow sketching-quality drawing, “halftone painting,” and animation. The subjective effect of gray scale is caused by the eye fusing an area containing a mixture of small black …

NEW LAYOUT!

When trying to change the layout of my page, I realized just how indecisive I am. I maybe tried four different page themes and even now I am not sure if I will keep this theme for very long. There are jus to many to choose from! SO, the pictures I have on my page are pictures from my trip to Brazil last summer. That …

inquiry project take #2

Before, I was interested in how we used technology and how much of it we used. When I thought back on this topic, I asked myself ‘What led me to think of this topic?’ and came up with the answer: because I want to see if there is any way we could combine all technologies we use everyday and make them one big ‘do all’ artifact. …

I want more sassy articles

Any nitwit can understand computers, and many do. Computers are simply a necessary and enjoyable part of life, like food and books. Computers are not everything, they are just an aspect of everything, and not to know this is computer illiteracy, a silly and dangerous ignorance. Firstly, I wanted to appreciate how spunky this entire … Continue reading I want more sassy articles

Write about anything

Having the freedom to write about whatever should be exciting, but I find it dreadful. I never know where to start or what to write about. Luckily, I have recently started reading The Little Girl Who Fought The Greta Depression. I am reading this book for HIST 300 and LOVE IT. The book is all … Continue reading Write about anything

The sky is blue

The sky is blue. This obvious statement opened up a whole other world. It all depends on how you word you question and how you approach the obvious statement. I went from ‘Why is the sky blue?’ to ‘How is the sky blue?’ Each one of these questions gave me a million answers and then … Continue reading The sky is blue