Jeff's First Impressions

  • Different format-like the back and forth style of USA and Bangladesh.
* Student use their local data to compare cell phone usage in there area.
  • Great use of graphs
  • Looks like the same video is used twice?

Jo's First Impressions

  • Great to have an audio welcome
  • The page is long and could have done with more editing
  • Collin's video is informative but needed to be introduced.
    Yes Jeff I agree it does look like the same video is used twice from two different points of view (maybe they meant to edit it differently?)
  • I do like the use of graphics
  • Also like the way they have used their own personal experiences for their data
  • This one is also in my top 5

Terry's first impressions

  • Great to have an audio intro, as jo says
* good use of different types of visual comms: diagrams, table, for example
  • very visually appealing
  • great to conduct a phone interview about the use of phones!
  • good to have the audio msg thingy at the end
  • bth videos good
  • I'd use this as a resource
  • wording is good, but not convinced that it's original, so am afraid I awarded it a lower mark (ditto spelling for same reaqson)

Darren's First Impressions

  • I liked the audio welcome.
  • Nice clean page layout. I liked the use of tables to organize some of the information but there was too much information. Much of it technical which made it dense to read. It's difficult to read a series of acronyms, many of which were not explained. I also have my doubts that the text is the student's original writing.
* As with many wiki pages in the project there was an over reliance on wikipedia as a source. I felt that over reliance to be more pronounced on this page.
  • There was a significant section devoted to VOIP, which is not peculiar to Wireless Connectivity. All that was needed was amention that it was possible to use VOIP wirelessly ... as well as online spreadsheets and word processing docs, blogs, wikis, google, and any other website.
  • RFID chip technology is a bigger issue than the attention it was given. It's the sort of thing that fires the imagination. I would have enjoyed reading what impact the boys imagined RFID chip technology might have on society in the near and distant future.
  • An image is missing from the discussion about bluetooth technology.
* I think the boys missed out on an exciting topic in connection with cell phones. As more and more abilities and services get wrapped into cell phones (camera, video, mp3 player, web access and all that entails) the future may see us using an all-in-one wireless device to connect wirelessly, any time, any where, with anyone to do anything. The way cell phone use was covered in this page didn't really develop the connection to wireless connectivity.
  • The way the RSS feeds are labeled suggests the source is from each student's blog. From looking at the content I suspect this is not the case. The sources of the feeds should have been described.
  • There should have been a link to the Brimley Area Public Schools.
* Sove figures are missing from the section on Bangladesh Impact on Employment stats.
  • I really liked the cell phone user video; great concept to do the interview as a cell phone conversation.
  • Atif's video was good but uninspired. I didn't think it was such a great idea to include the same minute and a half video clip twice ... twice.
  • Colin's video made good use of fast paced graphics with voice over.