“Developments in communication technology create different types of connections between people and their audience.”
This week, we finished our first unit, How We Express Ourselves. This unit teaches us about Communication Technology. I found this unit very interesting because I have never looked at Communication Technology that deeply. I learnt a lot through this unit.
I learnt the history of communication technology and found that some tools were invented a long time ago, but got developed through out the years. For example, the computer got developed a lot. A long time ago, the computer was as big as a room, now, the computer can fit on your desk or your lap. I also learnt that communication technology is actually very important, because without it, the only way to communicate with each other will be to talk face to face. I think that will limit our ways of communicating a lot.
I liked this unit because it helped me realize how much technology our world used and how important it was to us. I also liked it because it is something that I am interested in and would like to research about it. Also, I liked it because I learnt some new websites like, ‘PREZI‘, Issuu, Aviary, etc. PREZI is a website that lets you present information while Issuu is a website for sharing work by using a book. Aviary is a website that lets you edit your photos.
For our summative assessment, we had to create a new communication technology that would help people and their audience connect and then present it on a PREZI. My communication technology was called ‘Touch and Take’, a pair of glasses that can take, send and project videos. Through this task, I learnt how to use PREZI and how almost every technology can still be developed. Also, I learnt what a good presentation includes and how to make it interesting. For example, using fonts, colours and shapes that match your topic, will make your presentation more interesting and attractive. I used different fonts, shapes and pictures to present my summative assessment, and used different shades of green.
Overall, I think I learnt a lot throughout this unit.