Another wonderful presentation- Universal Design

This presentation was a lot easier than the first one. I think I hit every obstacle imaginable the first time around, so I knew exactly how to maneuver my way through this project. This presentation shares a broad view of Universal Design in education.


An assignment which provided great stress

Below is a link to a project I made for my Tech & media class. This was a source of great stress. I originally made a PowerPoint. I recorded my voice input on a voice recorder and then found that the format of the file could not be put into Powerpoint. I researched and found an app for my iPad to record and share with PowerPoint. I finally completed everything only to realize that the PowerPoint file was too large to post on my classroom website and then of course PowerPoint is an invalid format for YouTube. I found file conversion programs which allowed me to convert the file so it could be uploaded to YouTube, but I was not happy with the results of the conversion. I ended up converting my slides to a format that Windows Movie Maker recognizes and then created my slideshow using Movie Maker. I saved my slide show as a WMV file, but it STILL would not upload to YouTube. After 2 full days of dealing with this nonsense, I decided to sleep. When I woke up, I decided to try to convert the WMV to an mp4. This worked beautifully. That said, one of my slides has an imperfection, but I left it and chose to ignore it. Frankly, I’ve learned all I ever care to know about file conversion.

My new office

After starting another semester of college this week, I realized my desperate need for a desk, so I mentioned this to Brian on Monday evening. Slowly, I have overtaken what was once a “living room”, then “reading room”, then my “homework room”.  Now it is MY OFFICE.  I have a master plan for my office, which includes bookcases, and storage galore.  For now, I made do with some stuff we already had, but eventually I will wear Brian down until he allows me to complete my idea, or I’ll slowly add to my, now, office and he’ll  never know what hit him.  Either way, when I get something in my head, watch out, because there is no stopping me.

I left work Wednesday afternoon, went to Ikea and in a matter of a few hours I vanquished what was left to conquer in the “living/reading/homework room.”  Not only did I select, purchase, haul/slide/carry, and build a desk, but I also removed a coffee table along with a rather large sectional sofa (which I attempted to put in the basement by myself!).  I did all of this before Brian came home from work.  When he saw what I had done, he laughed and carried the couch to the basement. 🙂
Now I am ready for 2nd semester!