Saturday, January 24, 2009


My technology will be about the Sims 2 since i think its a fun and and easy way to learn many things. Since im going to do about the sims 2. I though that my sims could present it. So i am going to make a movie using the sims, which is one of its great advantages. I am going to do this by first,making my sims location, or home. I will create a big home, that has a kitchen, a bathroom, and a bedroom for adults,teens,child, toddler and baby. Then i will have a dining room, and a room where my sims will talk about it. like a studio. Next i have to practice making a move. There is a video camera button on the sims which i can use to video my sims. so i will practice the areas, and ofcourse furnish my house. i Will also create sims.
My introduction will have a girl sim, who would be the main character, and she would talk about how the sims can help people learn. Around her would be chairs where other sims would sit and be listening to my sim. She would say : The sims is a very interesting game. you can do many things with it like make a music videos or a series. You can also learn many things with it too, like weather changes and how to raise kids. You can create your own unique character and control her story, you can have a creative lives, like gothic people. or a nice normal homey life. Its your choice! I will show you some examples.
My sims will take you to show you first about the different ages. Then show you how bad teen sims would behave and how good teen sims will behave. They will show you how to raise kids. From a baby to a elder.
After that they will show you what a normal human needs for nutrients or else they would get fat (show video of sims from skinny to fat). Also it will show you how to use the time wisley. (going to job, school, etc.)
they will also show you how a sim reacts to certain things, like if a husband cheats on you and you find out, you wouldn't let that go easily. Also they would show how a relationship goes to acquaintance to something more or less.
you can also learn a few good fashion tips, create clothes for your sims in
photo shop. Genes can also transfer, showing kids how they do. like if the daddy has a pointy nose and the mom has black hair, the child will end up with the dads nose and the moms hair.
Also it can show a child what would happen if they dont study, 1. they wont get a good job if they dont go to college. 2. if they learnt how to study well from thier parent(s) then it would be easier for them to study in college, and even easier for them to learn skills, such as cooking or mechanics or creativity. Practice makes perfect. 3. they'll get a low amount of money and that would lead to less furniture and food and clothes.
I might ad some soft music in the background, maybe a theme song from the sims because i think that it would be boring to just read something with no music or sound in the background.

second life may be the same as the sims, and even though its online, people think its better. its not, because on second life the graphics are not that good, and the characters don't look good either. plus its full of bad people and since its online it can be dangerous. On the sims, its on your computer, the graphics are great, you can create any kind of sims you want, and you don't have to search for items for your sims. The software that i am going to use to publish it is going to be windows movie maker.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Why i Chose The Sims 2-3

I chose the Sims 2-3 game play because it teaches us many things, like financial problems, diets and humans life, what an average human would do everyday. and also how to raise kids. I also chose it because its an easy way to learn these things, and parents might think its a waste of time but the sims actually teach us things even if we don't realize it sooner. We can create destinations, countries we went to and create families and actual celebrities we can also design our own items. I didn't want to do the Wii because the Wii needs several games for them to help, like call of duty for aiming, or cooking mama to cook. The sims only needs it original game to have all of this, its expansion packs just make it more exciting. Sure there might not be any action, but it has the things the will more likely happen in life. we don't all go through an experience where we hold a gun or where we have cook offs. Face book on the other hand has different things than the sims have. It has internet and real live people to chat to, but thats practically all, you cant have much fun on facebook as you can on the sims, plus facebook is all about interacting with people who are all around the world. And sims is about people and there emotions and how there actions will be, for example, if a husband cheats on his wife and the wife finds out, she will be furious and might even have a divorce. I didnt choose an ipod either because all you can do with it is listen to songs or watch something, but with the sims you can actually kind of experience it. This is why i chose the Sims 2-3 gameplay.
The disadvanteges about the sims 2-3 is that they have there own language. and since i want to create a sims 2 video where the sims have to explain to the people, i have to use subtitles.And the sims will be hard to control since this will be my first time creating a video on it.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Emerging Technologies Investigation

Emerging Technology on the Computer:
1. Facebook
2. iPod
3. Wii
4. Sims 2-3
I am deciding on the Nintendo Wii and the Sims 2, both teach us great things, but i am aiming for the one the probably teaches more.
List Of Usful things on Wii:
1.  Can learn about guitars and drums, from rock band.
2. practice aiming 
3. learn to cook from a game.
List of Useful things on the Sims 2-3
1. teaches us about life.
2. lets us interact with other people (sims)
3. let people think about how the sims would react.
4.learn different kinds of food.
5. Teaches us about style (how to dress sims)
6. Lets us run our businesses  (sims 2 open for business) 
7. Teaches us how to raise kids.
8. Lets us be creative with our sims lives.
9. how to use up time in the day (sims timing for jobs and sleep and eating)
10.  sims go through same things people go through throughout life stages. (birthdays, school, love life, kids)
Out of all these options i think that the sims 2-3 will be more interesting to write about because of its many options.

The sims 2 could be used for teaching students how humans would interact or should interact. they can teach the kids about nutrition, a humans daily diet. for instance, if the sims eat to much and no exercise they become fat.

All students can use it wether they are unsure about life of nutrition or how death can occur, or just anything to do with life, from a baby to the death bed.

This could improve the lesson in many ways, one of those ways can be, is that it keeps the kids distracted, while they explore the human world online, they would be concentrating on it for a very long time because it catches there attention. the reason why it catches there attention is because it is a fun game and most kids learn by having fun.