What have we learnt about technologies from constructing this product.
What have we learnt about
constructing this project?
Blog and Websites used
Before doing AS Media
I had never used a
blog website or
blogged before, so
starting blogging was
completely new for
me, meaning I had
had to learn to use the
When first using Wix I struggled with making new pages, documents, and
uploading prezi, youtube videos, photopeach and slideshare, however
after watching tutorials, playing around with the website and getting help
from peers, I managed to successfully create my blog.
Although I have problems with my work being lost on the blog, error
messages and the site freezing, I like the way I can upload my work on
the site with the freedom of moving the text, images etc. where ever I
I also like the way I can publish the work and save it separately, so I can
save my work when I’m part way through, then when I’m completely
finished I can publish it.
How did I overcome problems with uploading
different types of media?
This was the media type I especially had a problem with, however after
getting help from a peer managed to easily upload it onto my blog:
First I opened the prezi I want to
upload in a new tab.
Click the copy button to copy the
HTML code for your blog.
Then, go onto your blog, go to the side
bar and click ‘Add’ then ‘Apps’ and click on
Click on the box that appears and click ‘settings’
Change the HTML setting from
‘Website address’ to ‘HTML
Paste the code copied from the prezi website into the box
Click ‘update’ below the HTML code and
your prezi will appear in the box you put
on the blog
I like using Prezi as a type of media to present my
work as it engages the audience more by using
different backgrounds, transitions and ways of
presenting text that makes it more interesting for
the audience to watch.
I had never used prezi before, however after
making a free account it was extremely easy to use
and had no problems in making the presentations.
It also allows you to upload pictures, text and
The audience can move the bubble text boxes at
their own speed and when they are done reading,
rather than being a timed presentation.
However, it would be better if you could upload
videos onto a prezi.
Slideshare was another website that I had never
used before but again was simple enough to
It isn’t as much of a presentation software as
Prezi, but is a way of making PowerPoint slide
shows accessible to put onto the blog via the
As with Prezi, Slideshare allows you to move the
slides along at your own pace, giving you
enough time to read the slides.
Slideshare is similarly uploaded onto the blog as
By copying the embedded code of the Slideshare
slide show, you can paste it into a HTML box on
I was already quite familiar with using Youtube to
upload videos, however I had never then uploaded
the videos from Youtube to a blog site before.
To upload a video to Youtube:
1) Log in
2) Click ‘upload’
3) Select the video you want to upload
To upload the Youtube video onto my blog:
1) Click ‘Add’
4) Then paste the URL of the Youtube video into
the box below
I like using youtube videos as you can use both
your own and others content to upload onto
You can also use a combination of videos,
images, texts and music to present your work.
You can include voice overs or videos of yourself
talking or demonstrating to explain your
I am very new to photopeach as I had never
used it before or come across before, however
found it very useful in creating an interesting
way to present information.
The site allows you to upload pictures and
compress them into an automatic slideshow,
and either upload or use music off Youtube to
use as backing music.
The site zooms in and out of the pictures,
making it more interesting for the viewer and
allows you to set the timings on when the slides
change, to give enough time to read the slides.
After making a free account it was easy to
upload the pictures you want, put them in the
right order and edit it to your desire.
As with the other websites it was easy to upload
the finished slideshow to the blog by pasting the
embedded code into a HTML code reader.