Artifact #2: TechTuts

This website is a large project developed for storing technology tutorials created for classes I teach. Currently it’s only housing an introductory home page and tutorials for Inkscape, but eventually it will hold tutorials for Java, Audacity, C#, Gimp, Python, Computer Literacy, and more. The intent is for this website to hold additional resources for students to get help and instruction when they’re not in the classroom.

This content is not an LMS, but is more of an “additional resources” website where I can refer students for help, or where students can go for self-guided learning. A student who really wants to learn how to color in Inkscape doesn’t need to go through a specific sequence of tutorials first, they can jump straight to it without waiting for the instructor to bring the whole class to that point.

One of the large benefits of this website holding instructions and tutorials is that it’s capable of housing instruction in many different formats including presentations, screencasts, live video demonstration, pdfs, executable files, flash programs, etc. It’s currently only holding a presentation, an executable jar file (that demonstrates pixel color changing), a couple screencasts, and a case study (which asks students to watch a video and consider the impact of it), but as I continue to expand the website I plan on it holding far more media formats.

This project meets the requirements for Standard 3 by:

  • Demonstrating the use of digital tools and resources to support student success and innovation.
  • Communicating relevant information and ideas using a variety of digital age media and formats.

Website: www.techtuts.techismylife.com

Standard 3 Artifacts

Artifact #1: A Wiki Paper

Artifact #1: A Wiki Paper

Artifact #2: TechTuts

Artifact #2: TechTuts

Artifact #3: Games to test understanding

Artifact #3: Games to test understanding

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