Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Self Assessment

I think I am progressing fairly well in this class. I certainly know how to do a lot more than I was able to before I took Multimedia class. 
I've learned how to save documents as PDFs, but still, I do not know whether the things I've learned in this class will benefit me in the future. 

- A blog is short for a weblog, and it is a written online and accessible to users on the Internet. I'm just going to guess that blog is a noun. 
- An avatar is a computer user's representation of himself/herself or alter ego. The term avatar comes from the incarnation of a Hindu deity, especially Vishnu, in human or animal form. 
- Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know to use technology appropriately. Netiquette (or Internet etiquette) is a set of social conventions that facilitate interaction over networks. It is important because if you don't follow the rules of Netiquette you may get yourself in trouble - with friends, with other people, and even with the law. 
- Pages is an application the Mac computer that creates documents in many different formats. 
- Royalty-free is a term employed in negotiating the right to use creative content, such as photos, video or music. The term royalty-free means that once the content is licensed under a set of guidelines, the license is normally free to use it without paying extra royalty charges. Stock photography is a term that refers to photographs that can be licensed for public or commercial use, which are usually found on professional stock photography websites. 
- A citation is a source where you got specific information. For example: Hanson, Mark. "Holy Trinity Church 1." stock.xchng. N.p., 31 Oct. 2009. Web. 22 
Stock Photography Citation
These are important because it gives the author of that work credit when you use their work. A lot of times it's hard to make citations down because of not enough information, such as the author's name. 
PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file format developed by Adobe as a means of distributing compact, platform-independent documents. It is superficially similar to HTML; a PDF document may contain images and text, as well as hyperlinks. However, as PDF is based on a variant of PostScript, each document is self-contained, packing text, graphics, and fonts into a single file.

I need to review all of this before the test on Thursday. Ugh, now I'm going to re-do the work those people who "fixed" (not really) the computers.

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