Digital Intensive Session 1
Today and for the next 8 Fridays I am on a Manaiakalani digital intensive. I am reasonably confident
with digital technologies but, as we all know, there is always more to learn.
Firstly we were given an introduction to the Manaiakalanai kaupapa and pedagogy. It was interesting
hearing about the history of Manaiakalani and its early beginnings.
Then we were into Google Docs. I work sometimes in Google Docs & sometimes in Word
(which is apparently a no-no). Another no-no is NO underlining because that means a link and capitals
mean you are shouting.
But I did discover things like Find and Replace, Table of Contents and voice
typing in which I just have to speak the words (and punctuation) and it writes for me! This will be a
good thing to pass on to the PCTs I work with. As for my personal life, I don't think I really want my
computer to be writing down everything I say. So we may have to negotiate on that one. The only time I
use my home computer is to do post production in Photography - Photoshop, Lightroom and Topaz.