Saturday, December 15, 2012

Amazing Shoe: The Creation!

We are going to start creating our brochure next lesson! We have an idea of what we want it to look like but there has been no final decision yet. We looked at some magazines that have advertised sports shoes and the most interesting and fun one has definitely been NIKE. They have made each and every one of their adverts unique and have even used some famous footballers such as Wayne Rooney (famous and AMAZING).
Although we can obviously not get such people to be in our advertisements and brochures, we do have 3 great minds to create a fantastic brochure to appeal to our readers!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Hiba!

This is for you HIBAAA!


Have an amazing day and enjoy your delicious birthday cake!


Amazing Shoe: Inspiration!

We are using the shoe above as inspiration for the shape of our shoe...gotta get back to Paint, BYEEE!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Amazing Shoe: Investigation!

I will be uploading a few posts that are related to my ICT project about designing a practical piece of sports gear. I will be working on this project alongside my two good friends, Hiba and Kayla.

Investigation Reflection

So I have just uploaded my Investigation report on my wiki (go here to see that) and I have to say i'm pretty excited for what is coming next!
After investigating and researching what we need to have in our shoe, we are ready to start designing. We sort of have an idea of what we want our shoe to look like but its not 100% perfect yet. We are using Paint to design our shoe, hopefully it will be easy to we can quickly move onto our brochure designing.

xoxo, Iqraaa

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Make your own slide show at Animoto.


Can Tumblr be used for school?

Yes, it can. You can use post your school work to Tumblr and people around the world can see it. You can use your Tumblr like i use my Blog, to record what you're doing in school and to show people your best work.

Monday, May 28, 2012


Where can you get it?
You can get a Tumblr at

How much does it cost?
Tumblr is 100% free.

What other similar brands and models are available?


Tumblr is blogging platform and social networking website, owned and operated by Tumblr, Inc. This service allows users to post videos, audio files and pictures. Users can follow other blogs, as well as make their blog private.

Want to find out more about Tumblr? Then check theses sites out!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Web 2.0!

Web 2.0 is something that all of us use everyday. in fact you're using it right now. It makes interacting with new people easier and allows us to share pictures (Flickr, image shack, tiny-pic) videos (YouTube, MySpace, VYou) etc with the world. Social networking is a HUGE part of our world today and without Web 2.0, we probably wouldn't have many social networking sites. I think that Web 2.0 is  pretty useful, i mean none of my homework would have been possible to do if i didn't have the internet and Web 2.0. Overall, Web 2.0 is probably one of the greatest software's ever made. 

Interesting Facts

During my research i found out that Web 2.0 has collaborated with other social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter. YouTube etc. For example; Google maps and Twitter collaborated to make it easier to find where in the world the tweets are coming from.

Twitter on Google Maps

Monday, April 23, 2012

Which elements of Web 2.0 suit your needs as a student?

Which elements of Web 2.0 suit your needs as a student?

·        Easy to access information.
·        We can give feedback.
·        We can share our pictures, videos, writing etc and get opinions from all over the world.

What are the disadvantages of using the elements that Web 2.0 covers?

What are the disadvantages of using the elements that Web 2.0 covers?

·        An internet connection is required.
·        Some information can be wrong and so it is unreliable.
·        Low quality of the content.
·        Limited security.

What are the advantages of using the elements that Web 2.0 covers?

What are the benefits/advantages of using the elements that Web 2.0 covers?

·        Easier and faster to access information.
·        It makes it possible to control access to different sources.
·        More opportunities will come up.
·        The continuous usage is reliable.

What kind of people use Web 2.0?

What kind of people use Web 2.0?

Web 2.0 is used by many people but mainly our generation because it allows us to meet new people, share videos, pictures and use different websites such as Blogs, wikis, social networking site to be more interactive. 

How did Web 2.0 develop in today's society?

How did Web 2.0 develop in today’s society?

Web 2.0 is a more social and interactive web. It is not just a change in internet technology but our society as well. Web 2.0 has changed today’s society and developed more because of how many people are using the internet nowadays. This leads us to a more social web where not only can we find information but we can listen to other opinions and connect with people from all around the world.

What is web 2.0?

What is web 2.0?

Web 2.0 is the term given to describe the second generation of the World Wide Web. It focuses on the ability for people to collaborate and share information online.  It is an interactive space that can allow people to connect with each other and share pictures through the web. Blogs, wikis and web services are all parts of Web 2.0. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tech Fair - Conclusion

Shemeen and I have decided to do a presentation on Corel Draw for our Tech Fair project. This is mainly because of its easy layout and simple instructions and it also has many more features than Windows Live Photo Gallery which are easy to use. The software is also more likely to appeal to our target audience. 

Tech Fair - Research

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite x4
64 bit Windows 7 support, Vista and XP, Corel Connect to give you a document focused workflow, even complex transparencies get saved perfectly, easy to change colour, good pixel, good value for money, good import/export file format, interactive tools let you control all options, more than 10,000 pieces of clip art and digital images, 1000 hi-res photos, 1000 fonts, 80 templates and it supports more than 100 file types.

Windows Live Photo Gallery
Free, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Server, well organized, tag/mark photos, simple and easy to use, good editing software, stores photos well and doesn't lag/is very smooth.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Tech Fair - Advantages of Corel Draw and Windows Live Photo Gallery

Corel Draw
Not usually standard graphics for printers.
Harder to convert to a file that other programs can use.
Comes with Photoshop.
Quick to load.
More export and import filters.
Good price for a high standard photo editing software.

Windows Live Photo Gallery
Can't adjust raw camera files.
Only works in some programs.
Face recognition.
Blemish removal tool. 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tech Fair - Thoughts and Ideas

For my Tech Fair project I am working with Shemeen Basit and we are doing Digital Photography. We have chosen to research Corel Draw and Windows Live Photo Gallery.
I have read some reviews for both of these photo editing softwares and Corel Draw has definitely stood out.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Peer Review

 Shemeen used her wiki as a digital portfolio. This is my peer review of her wiki. She got 40/132 which means she got a level 2.

Shemeen’s personal statement was very detailed but she didn’t finish it off. To improve, she could have maybe written a reflection for each subject and included pieces of her work that she has done over the past term.