design, Technology

Adobe Education Exchange (Design Courses Continued)

First things first…Happy New Year!!!

I pray this year, 2020, will bring more prosperity than last year.

With that being said, in this post I would like to share with you a site that has a lot of resources involving EdTech (Education Technology). I use it for teaching purposes as well as a way to continue to enhance my digital skills. Adobe Education Exchange is a free professional development and resources site owned by Adobe, the leading design software company with well known softwares such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Adobe Education Exchange is similar to MOOC courses like EdX and Coursera but do not charge a fee. Upon completion of the course you will receive a digital badge and a certificate of completion via a pdf file.

I’ve taken quite a few courses and workshops and find this site at the top of my list when it comes to online learning. Most importantly because I use Adobe Creative Cloud software everyday its good to know I can go to their site and find these tutorials or go deeper and take a course.

Though Adobe Education Exchange is geared towards educators I feel their intro workshops and self-paced courses can benefit anyone who is looking to enhance their creative skills with Adobe.

Adobe Education Exchange can be found here.

feelings, Life, Technology, Throwbacks

Go Go Gadget Brittany Part 2: “GoodBye To My First”

Pocket Pc, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone.

I have been using computer phones since they pretty much came out. Computer phones have always been my choice of “Tech Drug” since cell phones became popular. Back in 2002 with a Pocket PC, you could type papers, listen to music, surf the web and even mess with the system by customizing the wallpaper, ringtones, etc… Those were things you couldn’t do with the average phone back then. This was when Windows Phones were ahead of the game.

Fast forward ten years and I’m still a fan of Windows Phones. My latest Windows phone was the Nokia Lumia 710. I liked the live tiles that Windows Phone 7 offer and the instant updates of my friends and families on my wall from various social networks. But with the development of various operating systems dating back to about five years ago ( Andriod, iOS) Windows Phones started to become unpopular. Android phones are coming out left and right and the iPhone is in a league of its own. With that being said I’ve made one of the hardest decisions I could make as far as technology is concerned: I will not be buying a Windows 8 phone but instead I joined Team iPhone this past weekend (tears). It was definitely a tough decision.

The image above shows all of the Windows Phones I’ve owned spanning the past ten years. All the years i spent using this OS has not been in vain. Maybe down the line I will come back to it but I think its time to turn over a new leaf. But Windows Phone will always be my 1st love.

Memories, Technology

GO GO GADGET BRITTANY

(Long Live Windows Mobile Phones!)

For all that know me, know that I love gadgets. Especially anything that deals with media; cell phones, video consoles, mp3 players, you name I have it. But you will be surprised to know that out of all my gadgets, my windows mobile phone is my prized possession.

When I heard that Microsoft was launching their Windows Phone 7 in NYC on October 11, 2010, I was super excited. Being a huge fan of Windows-based phones since practically their first one, (Below is my first windows-based phone), I Knew I had to be a part of the launching. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the launching; but I did view it live online.

The Windows Phone series has come a long way since it launched over 10 years ago. I remember when there weren’t any sms messages or a camera, wifi or Bluetooth.  Now you can connect with friends instantly on your home screen, upload photos to various social networks, etc.  Now with various mobile development sites, you can even put different operating systems such as android, meego, linux, and Windows Phone 7 on your windows mobile 6.5 phones. Below is my HTC HD2 running Android 2.2. These abilities are limited on the “other” types of smartphones.

Windows Phones have come a long way, i can’t wait to try out the new Windows Phone 7. I’m still checking out all that my HD2 can do. This is why Windows Phones will always be the Originator =)