MES: LIT - Educational ICTs

Friday, July 21, 2006

MES: LIT - Educational ICTs

MES: LIT - Educational ICTs
Dream Weaver Tutorial
Check out Cafe Townsend..


Hi folks,

Just in case I end up doing the CSS and/or Captivate tutorials sooner rather than later, here's the link to the free 30 day download for Macromedia Captivate:
You'll need to download and install this program to do the demo in class.

Anybody Up For A Game Of Rocks, Paper, Scissors?


A game?



Thursday, July 20, 2006

Fireworks Tutorials - Joyce Wins Hands Down

When I was doing the Fireworks materials, I chose html first, thinking it would be less cumbersome than flipping back and forth to the videos. But I was wrong. The CBTCafe ended up being a mistake - I tried a few things, but the wrong version, and the text instructions yielded less than happy results. So back to Joyce Evans, and even when the versions didn't match exactly, they were far easier at a beginning level. I was also able to find my mistakes more easily using the video tutorials.

My Venting Tool

I hope you enjoy this as I have.

Deb's Dreamweaver

If I cook as well as I Dreamweave, take-out is looking pretty darn good.

MES: LIT - Educational ICTs

MES: LIT - Educational ICTs
Inspiration/Kidspiration Links
Kim provided this link to access Inspiration/Kidspiration products for your school. There is a small school license fee, but the product is free. Contact the person/site at the end of the page.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

MES: LIT - Educational ICTs

My Flash Thingy

Here is the link to my flash tutorial. I am working another that is more interesting.

Things that are really bad!

Here's a funny web that illustrates a small sampling (in my opinion) of things that are really bad!


Powerpoint Articles

Here are the links to the powerpoint articles I showed to Harv.


Health Video

Here is the link to the video that I did with my class. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.


Monday, July 17, 2006

Flash Projects

Here is my flash video as well as the tutorials I worked through from Adobe. I liked that it was already saved with what you needed to start and what it should look like in the end so if something went wrong you could go and check where you got off track.

Elluminate Session

I know you guys are all busy with your movies as well as your other projects so I wanted to remind you about the Elluminate session coming up on Wednesday afternoon. Sometime before now and then you need to go in to the WebCT course and follow steps one and two set out in the Elluminate folder. The meeting room is now open so you can go in and check things out there too if you want to. This whole process shouldn't take you more than 10 to 20 minutes.

If you want to join the session from home on Wednesday afternoon, you MUST meet me in the Elluminate meeting on Tuesday evening. I will be there from 7 to 8 pm. If I don't meet you then and confirm that your system is working, I will provide a spot for you to join the session from campus. This will hopefully ensure that nobody gets left out due to technical difficulties.

I will stop in the class on Wednesday morning to touch base. I am looking forward to seeing the results of the movie making:-)

Flash Assignment

Here's my Flash assignment....enjoy!

Flash Assignment

My Flash Assignment link is below.


Flash Assignment

Hi everyone,

Here is the link to my flash animation -



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Here is my creation of Flash, hopefully it works.


Sunday, July 16, 2006

MES: LIT - Educational ICTs

Flash 8

I created my Flash movie and have posted all of my tutorials as well. With some help, Flash seemed to work OK. For our assignment, I got my tweening to work for both the rabbit and the sun. Check my Flash folder at


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Fireworks and Dreamweaver

I worked through various Fireworks tutorials. I enjoyed doing the Fading Image, but I struggled with the Magic Wand tutorial. I have posted my projects together with my reaction statement. I am still struggling with the Dreamweaver tutorials. I can't wait to pay Jas for the books he's ordered for me from Chapters. I'm sure it'll all come clear when I follow the instructions in the book. Dreamweaver is giving me grief other than re-creating the tutorial Kim walked us through. See

Fireworks, Dreamweaver & Flash Tutorials

My tutorial reviews...

As I am brand new to most all of these applications, I found I had difficulty with some of the tutorials in Fireworks. Part of the difficulty was the incongruence between software versions. I worked through many of the tutorials at Not all of them were successful, but I did manage to deepen my brow wrinkles and work up a headache:). I think the best thing for me was to view the Quicktime movie, if it was avaiable, then follow that up with the html version and work through it myself.

I spent my tutorial time almost exclusively at I built a second tutorial website based on a trip I took to Hong Kong a couple of years ago. I found these tutorials relatively easy to follow (maybe I am getting better at tutorials).

I preferred the tutorials at to the ones at the adobe site They just seemed to be more user friendly.

I think a combination of an open-ended assignment (like the one we did for Flash) and a few of the tutorials would work best for me. The tutorials can seem so out of context and I find I learn better when the pieces are put together in a project.