I went back through my map and revised my level of literacy in a bunch of my sub-categories. To show that I did go back through and changed things, I color coded the bubbles. Anything that now has a brown bubble was a bubble already there, but the level of literacy has changed. Any gray bubbles weren’t there before. My levels of literacy that I used were low, medium, and high.
To be considered a low, the literacy is one that I don’t get on very much. However, when I do get on the literacy it doesn’t mean I don’t know how to use it. For example, I labels Microsoft Excel and Google Translator and Dictionary as literacy options with low level of knowledge. They are labeled as low because I hardly ever use Excel, Translator, or Dictionary anymore. I know how to do the basics on them, but nothing past that, which is perfectly find for when ever I need to use them. Another thing that I labeled as having a low level of knowledge were Instagram and Tweet Deck, because before this class I had never really been on either of these two apps. I am still learning about them, so I consider my level of knowledge of them as low.
For one of my literacy options to be considered to have a medium level in understanding, it will have to be something I use frequently, understand how to do more than the basics on it, and be something I could teach the basics to somebody else. Some of the literacy options I said I had medium understanding in were Adobe Photoshop, Facebook, Twitter, Submittable, and WordPress. I know a little more than the basics in all of these and use them pretty frequently, especially during the school year. I also feel comfortable teaching others just the basics in them. Like for Photoshop, I understand how to use some of the tools to create what I want, but don’t ask me to do anything really difficult, because I am not sure I could teach a person something like that. For Facebook and Twitter, most of the things in them are easy to understand, because a lot of the different options are similar across the different platforms. So once you know how to do something on one platform, you will most likely be able to figure it out elsewhere.
The last level of knowledge I used was high. For this level, the literacy option is something I use almost daily, can do a lot of the more complicated options in, and feel very confident that I can help others to understand the ins and outs of the device or software. Some of the things I labeled as this level of knowledge were: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Amazon Kindle, and most of the Microsoft Sweet.
I decided to divide my map into three main categories: Personal/Private, Think, and Perform. The reason I pick these three for my main categories is because that is how I divide my day up. I have my Think section, which are literary options that I need to complete my schoolwork and everything that goes along with that. I also have my Preform section, which combines the actions of doing and talking. All of the literary options under this section is something you can do and are ones that I feel like I can talk about. M third category of Personal/Private was labeled that because these are literary options that I developed for the fun of it. Like learning how to use the Internet to search our different authors or things of that nature. However, some of my literary options appear under multiple categories, because I use them under different actions. Like my using Microsoft Word or some Adobe product. I will have to use these in my classes, but at the same time I will use them for fun and to further my knowledge of them.