In computers we are learning about how to use Google better, how to create a website, how to use Google Docs, and a lot more things that will go on during the year. Microsoft word will also be something that we will do during the year. We are learning how to explore the internet safely, too.
DNA and Genetics Presentation
I created a presentation to teach other people about DNA.It has facts about how small DNA is, where you can find DNA, and other facts about the genetic material inside you. The place that I used to create this was Microsoft Powerpoint. This is a tool that allows you to create powerpoints. This was useful because I could add pictures, text, and even audio if I wanted, (although I didn't). Powerpoint can be made to go automatically if needed to. To get my presentation on the internet though I had to upload my presentation from Powerpoint to Google Presentation. That is another good thing about Microsoft. You can upload and download things from Google Presentations.
I can use this information on Microsoft Powerpoint to help me when I am older to create a presentation for my job and school work. For example it would come in handy if I had to show that I had a good idea, but others don't know about it o
Rosalind Franklind's Fakebook
For a multimedia project I chose to do Rosalind Franklin, a woman scientist who studied genetics. This follows up with my DNA and Genetics powerpoint that I did. I used her because she was important to the discovery of DNA, and I was pretty sure I could get some really good data on to this project. I used facts of things that might have happened if she were alive in this era, although some of the things she says are a little off key. This tool can be used to teach about photo 51 and Rosalind Franklin who worked hard on the genetic photos and still had her work stolen from her by her comrades.
The program that I used for this assignment was called fakebook. Fakebook is a way to make a fake facebook for study or learning purposes. So that nobody can edit your work there are passwords you need to enter. You can make your person or other animal comment between the others. Friends can be added on in case that specific organism has or had friends that can be used.
DNA and Genetics Instant Feedback Quiz
This quiz will give you feedback before you get to the real test. Your response will be recorded but, never fear you learn things in the process. I used Google forms for this assignment which is much like the last one except that
DNA and Genetics Quiz
I created a quiz to assess people's knowledge of the powerpoint and multimedia project. Using my fakebook and presentation I will have people answer questions about DNA.
My Digital Life
In computers we did a project called my Digital Life that taught students about cyberbullying, siting, and other harmful stuff on the computer. I got a 580 out of 600 on this assignment, but learned a lot about the topics that I just mentioned. Cyberbullying can come in many forms. Some guys may think that they are sending a really funny joke to a friend when they didn't realize that he might think they were making fun of him. Or somebody could purposely send a mean E-mail or text message to somebody hoping to get them worked up. If something happens like that to you or a friend help them or you cool of before showing your parents or a trusted adult the message.
Some people could send it and not know it is offensive so you have to learn not to do that. If someone you know is sending something offensive to another person you should try to reason with them on not sending it. This helped me learn to stay away from that on the internet. I also learned how to prevent other people trying to get in to people's accounts. This may be stuff I will need to know later on when I have other websites or an E-mail account.