Tutor summary, 21 December 2016

What you did or learnt, session 4 (Web search for the workplace)

Applied web search

  1. Learnt about search engines that are not Google (eg- Bing, DuckDuckGo).
  2. How to use Google search options and tools.
  3. How to find images labelled with non-commercial usage rights.
  4. Searched for and saved up to three images with specified properties:
    • Colour photograph of a shop front in Hackney
    • Labelled for non-commercial use with modification
    • Larger than 400 x 300 pixels.
  5. Blogged what you did.

Researching suppliers of refurbished computers

  1. Learnt more about specifications of new and refurbished computers, especially screen size and shape.
  2. Completed an exercise based on current laptop reviews in Which! magazine.
  3. Used a spreadsheet formula (in your personal sheet of the team cloud workbook) to estimate the working height of screens if the diagonal size and aspect ratio is known.

Blog exercise

  • Made a blog post about what you did or learnt.

Resources used

  • G Suite Drive (bold.org.uk custom version).
  • WordPress blog (this one).
  • Course flash drives.

searching for ALL IN ONE PCs

Today we searched for All IN ONE PC’s had to research what how a all in one PC differs from normal PCs.  The Unit contains screen, operating system, hard drive, memory and can be produced as desk top or lap top version.  Looked at refurbished quality PCs and budget price range. most important for our group was screen size and operation system suitable for our project.  Best Price was 249.00

what I did today

Spreadsheet formulae- using formula bar to change the % rate.
Search exercise for an All IN One computer: description finding a review and a price to suit our mission.  Finding the specifications that we require for a refurbished AIO PC and entring our answers to a survey.

Searched and saved a relevant,  recent medium sized colour photo and saved the image

Tutor summary, 16 December 2016

What you did or learnt, session 3½ (Web search for the workplace)

An extra photo-blog workshop

  • Learnt how to photo-blog and comment on images saved from the web.
  • Understood the importance of ascertaining usage rights.
  • How to add Alt-Text to web images, as an aid for visually impaired people who use screen readers.

Resources used

  • G Suite Drive (bold.org.uk custom version).
  • WordPress blog (this one).

Acknowledgment

Tutor summary, 14 December 2016

What you did or learnt, session 3 (Web search for the workplace)

Applied web search

  • Learnt about search engines that are not Google (eg- Bing, DuckDuckGo).
  • How to use Google search options and tools.
  • How to find images labelled with non-commercial usage rights.
  • Searched for and saved up to three images with specified properties:
    • Colour photograph of a shop front in Hackney
    • Labelled for non-commercial use with modification
    • Larger than 400 x 300 pixels.

Researching suppliers of refurbished computers

  • Learnt more about specifications of new and refurbished computers, especially screen size and shape.
  • Completed an exercise based on current laptop reviews in Which! magazine.
  • Used a spreadsheet formula (in your personal sheet of the team cloud workbook) to estimate the working height of screens if the diagonal size and aspect ratio is known.

Blog exercise

  • Made a blog post about what you did or learned.

Resources used

  • Course flash drives.
  • G Suite Drive and Sheets (bold.org.uk custom version).
  • WordPress blog (this one).

What Lex did

Today we discuss in depth screen ratios and optimon  size screens and aspect needed to for our new company laptops.

Which magazine laptop test survey was helpful for selecting specifications and price point.

We were able to calculate correct height of screen required by using spread sheet table.

Also sourced pictures of hackney shop fronts via wed site for blog.

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What I learned today

Looked at a ‘Which’ magazine review of different laptop tests for the domestic consumer market.  Checked out the specifications of ‘Asus’ E200 from an article. We searched for 3 images labelled for non-commercial use and larger than 400×300 pixels and saved them to ‘Downloads’.  We searched for refurbished laptops using the ‘Tools’ button investigating size, colour, type and usage rights. Searched for a screen size of at least 10 inches high and entered the results onto a spreadsheet.

 

What I did on Wednesday the 14th of December…

Quite a busy day:

We read through a table on laptop comparisons from Which! magazine, and investigated the information contained there.

We explored another (deeper) level of web search;using the various criteria available;All, Image etc.

Under the image search we worked to find images of at least a ‘given dimension’ that were free to use – and amend, in a non-commercial setting. These were of shop-fronts in the Hackney area. These (3) I then saved to to the Flash Drive ‘pictures’ folder and to my Google Drive cloud account.

I then returned to the Procurement Team Sheet to work with the screen-aspect tool. This gives figures on screen height and width for a given diameter, in a whole range of different screen-aspects