WOW!  I have to say, figuring all of this out is a bit overwhelming.  I did a blog for a previous class so I thought this would be easy!  Did WordPress change or am I just getting older and less adaptable?  I have spent waaayy too much time setting up the page’s colors, backgrounds, tabs, etc… It’s definitely time to put that aside for the moment and focus on assignments!  Did I mention I’m overwhelmed?

As I read through everything that we have to do for this class, I have to admit a feeling of dread passed over me.  What had I gotten myself into?  Is anybody else feeling this way or is it just me?  I have to keep reminding myself, to take things one step at a time. I know (deep down) if I break it down into smaller, more manageable pieces, instead of looking (stressing) at the remaining 12 weeks in it’s entirety, it will be just fine. Right?   After all, I have felt this way before with previous classes and have succeeded.

On the other hand…

This class is different.  While I consider myself fairly good at tech stuff on a day to day, troubleshooting my computer, kind of way, I am concerned about all the technological challenges this class is going to bring.  (deep, cleansing breath)

With all that being said, I did do some research on different story telling tools, and my initial instinct was to use iBooks Author because we are an Apple, brand loyal, family. (did I mention yet, that two of my kids work for Apple?)  A couple other options I found are Adobe Spark and Steller Both seem like viable options.  Steller is only an iPhone app and can’t be used on the computer,  I think my preference would be to use my computer. I’m also not sure if I will like the lack of audio.  I would love to hear input if anyone has experience with any of these apps, or any other suggestions for that matter!  As far as what story I’m going to share?  I haven’t quite figured that part out yet, but I definitely have my thinking cap on!

So, for my overwhelmed self, I guess I’ll just do my best, one step at a time, and deal with every (potential) obstacle when (and if) they arise.  I’ll try to remain positive and keep telling myself I got this.  And when all else fails — my tech savvy kids are just a phone call away.

“Adobe Spark – Communicate with impact.” Adobe Spark.  . Accessed 2 Jun 2017.

“iBooks Author.” Apple. <>. Accessed 1 Jun 2017

“Steller.” Steller.  . Accessed 1 Jun 2017


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