There are a handful of tools that are helpful to make blogs, presentations and documents that many people are not aware of. That was me, until a few weeks ago! I have been exploring different tools that are helpful for my school work, for example; Diigo, Netvibes and Hootsuite! These are all helpful sites that help you stay informed with all the websites and blogs that interest you. I use Diigo to stay connected with my classmates and professors and also to share my work. You can use it to make a chat room with your friends or family or even your classmates as well! I personally like Hootsuite a lot, because I simply add all the blogs and websites I am interested in and it automatically keeps me udated in all of them without me having to log into each one of them! I have my twitter account, Instagram, Facebook, and my Diigo class blog. All the information and statuses automatically show in one website! I will keep exploring for more helpful tools that can be beneficial to you and me!
Like everything else in life, social networking has positive along with negative effects. Do you remember having dinner with your family about ten years ago? You probably didn’t have a cellphone of your own and instead of texting in the table, you were sharing memories with your parents and siblings telling them how your day was. Nowadays, teenagers are glued to their cellphones and don’t go anywhere without them, they even go to the bathroom with them! This is crazy! We should be spending more time with our families and friends instead of our eyes and fingers being glued to our electronics. But technology also has its positive effects, for example; you can now type your resumes instead of having to hand write them, you can skype with your family that lives across the country, and even pay bills online! It makes life a little easier and also makes you a little more lazy! I can share personal stories on how technology affects my life; When I am traveling to another state and get lost I no longer have to use a big paper map to get around, I can just type in the address on my phone and use the GPS on my cellphone. Going back to the cons of technology, I cannot live without my cellphone. I take it everywhere I go and have become very dependent on it! Once I graduate from college, I will continue to use technology to further my knowledge in my career. I can take online classes and not have to go to campus, and I will also use technology to apply for jobs. I do not want to depend too much on technology so I will also do hands on projects to continue to learn! Remember that technology is good to a certain point, spend time with your family and friends and leave your phone charging in your room!
I have never taken a computer course before, but I am excited to be taking it now.
The University of Delaware’s CISC101 course seems exciting and I know I will learn how to use different tools in a professional manner. I would like to learn how to make and design websites, also how to use different tools to promote a business or even how to promote myself.
I have the opportunity to be taking this course with one of the best professors in the Associates in Arts program, who is Professor William Boyer. Apart from being the computer and information system professor, he is also the Math professor.
I am excited to keep blogging about my new experiences in this course and share my work with everyone.
You can check out my first assignment by visiting http://about.me/glenda_salhuana
This is my first out of many assignments on learning how to use computer software’s.