Work in my graduate school classes has continued to push me to newer levels and heights. I enjoy the challenge, yet I also have some trepidation when it comes to trying new things, scared of the unknown, and uncertainty that comes with new technologies. I prefer to know what I am using, how to use it, and make it the best that I can. However, I decided to test the unknown these past few weeks when looking at creating an app case study.
I went back and forth over the app that I wanted to use – iMovie, Evernote, Civil War Today, Angry Birds, and the list continued. I couldn’t determine which would be the best one that I could write the most about. Well, I started the project on Evernote, but then I decided that there is so much out there that I wanted to make a case study on something that wasn’t widely discussed to provide a new resource. So, I went to iMovie (what was I thinking?), but realized that I had previously blogged enough about it’s merits and the application itself. Plus, this is my family’s year of trying new things. Therefore, I decided to set on my track of The Civil War Today.
The next big decision, what platform should I use? Well, I know how to write a blog post, so I could do that! But, that is something I do multiple times a week. One of my classmates, Joanne, mentioned a static page on my blog. That could be exciting. Already have one of those. What about Glogster or Prezi? I love those tools. But, I’ve already added those to my repertoire. So, what about a wiki? Well, I’ve already used wikispaces so much, so that wouldn’t be anything new. But, I hadn’t used PB Works before, why don’t I try this? So, I did. I ended up making my app case study on something that wasn’t widely published (something new) and I decided to create a a wiki with all of my information for the case study (something new).
I’m excited about trying new things and versing myself in a variety of technologies. I hope it will help me out along the way!