Thartman blog Scratch Game 4

February 9th, 2013

I must first say that at first glance the Scratch assignment was fun. It had fun ways of trying to create a figure and adding sounds etc. As I did more on the site I became frustrated. I worked for over 3 hours at first and my items were deleted. I do not have all day to figure out how to design a game on a computer. I wish I did. So I took a break and figure I will come back to it when I am not so frustrated I have other school work to do, a husband to tend to, and other assignments in this class as well as others. Not to say it isn’t important but this is my reflection of the process and a cooling off period to allow me to figure out what worked and what did not work. I do not know how to use this set of technology but I did give it a try for 5 hours before just trying to write this blog. I must say I do not know much more than when I started it was not easy to learn and I did not like it. I am not sure about how to share this I tried this for about an hour also. You can try to figure it out and help me please?

I did however, start my professional web portfolio the first week of school and I realized today I do not have permission to make changes did I do something wrong there to? I was able to go back later and figure some more things out about the professional portfolio website. I was able to do a search engine and place in the Google search engine on my web portfolio. I am still trying to figure out how to share it which I think I figured it out.

I would tell my students to calm down when they can’t get things like I have experienced this week and take a break and come back to it. I did listen to the directions but it seems to not give much advice on how to do some of the things I need to do or perhaps I did not take as much time to listen and I should have. I also started working on a voice thread for all the things I am learning and what I like so far and what has presented me with challenges. I am figuring out how to add stuff and create a web portfolio. It has a nice start. The obstacles I ran into were everything especially with the scratch game. I plan to reach out to my classmates for help to see if they are experiencing the same sort of troubles. I did start reading others portfolios and trying to figure out how to get mine better started. This is collaboration right?

I thought I did a nice job the first few weeks of class but realized it has not been shared. I am pretty sure it is shared now. So let’s cross our fingers. This digital immigrant is going to get this if it is the first thing I do in the morning and the last thing do before bed. I just do not know how to do this. I think I may go back and listen for the 5th time to how to video game with scratch and the web portfolio. I hope in the long run giving my weekend up will help me with learning technology. I am very frustrated with the whole thing but will not give up. You must remember I am a digital immigrant diva so I have to get this. I know I will so I will let you all know what happens. I did sit down and think about a fun game with a butterfly giving instruction to learning with a game of new words and perhaps designing a game that might aide me in this. Needless to say I was not very good in my efforts. I will tell my students do not give up!!!! Try and try again and see if I can get it to work.


When the road gets tough this tough girl gets going!!!!


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