Friday, October 20, 2017

DWA Publishing 1st Quarter

        I believe most of the things people call bullying in our school are things like racist slang and offensive name calling. Also, I never really see "fights" here, which is not to say they don't happen, I've just been lucky to avoid them. Regretfully, I don't see this as a preventable problem, neither do I see it as something that will ever go away. As long as there are humans on Earth there will always be bullies.

        I would give a wish, rather than taking one, because I would consider my life comfortably privileged, whereas some people don't have the same living situation a me. Some people don't have a nuclear family, some people don't even have any positive role models to look up to. I have the privilege  food on the table every day, and it's sad that some people don't. That is why I would rather give a wish than receive one.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Words of Wisdom

I personally learned that many people value general equality in there lives, and that a good attitude/being a good person will get you very far in life.

Friday, March 17, 2017

History Day Reflection

My NHD project was a documentary on the history and fall of the Berlin Wall, and the fall of the Communist government in Eastern Europe. A documentary is a movie or video that covers a topic, like a report. A part of the project I really liked was when I was editing my media. I liked being able to cut and splice the videos to add on to the project. I think the most interesting thing I learned about the Berlin Wall was that people, were unsure if they wanted it to fall, and another thing is that Communism wasn't planned out to be a bad system, it just never lived up to it's potential.

The hardest part of this whole experience in my opinion, and no one else did documentary to share my pain, was trying to get narration in an Imovie, because you can't just upload GarageBand voice projects into Imovie. I had to waste two whole days getting the perfect narration, and I couldn't even use it! All ranting aside, the narration part was really the most stressful part of this entire ordeal.

I believe I evolved as a student because I problem solved to get this whole thing done, especially when I had to figure out how to get voiceover on Imovie. I'm technically not going to history day, but one thing I can improve on are voiceover sound quality. I'm most proud of my finished product, as it runs relatively smooth and is pretty well rounded. 

This topic relates to history day because it outlines how the both sides of Germans were equally proud of their stand, and they stood up for themselves. If I had any suggestions to myself and others, it would be, never, EVER, make a movie for a time constrained project. It's just going to stress you out.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Shakespeare Reflection

I was never opposed to the idea of learning about Shakespeare. That feeling continued throughout the unit, and I enjoyed the whole unit. I believe that Kate was tamed at the end because of her sincere speech at the end, in which she talks about what a wife should be. Shakespeare's first folio is important because it was the first published book that contained nearly all of his plays at the time. Shakespeare deaths where very dramatic and that gave me an idea of how he wrote, vividly and dramatically. It is important to learn Shakespeare today because I feel like his plays touch on some issues that are still around today.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

2016-2017 1st Blog Post

This year I'd like to ace Advanced Math, and I'd also like to not get any strikes (offenses) on my record this year. Most of all, I'd like to stay on the "A" honor roll and maybe even advance to the "Straight A" honor roll! These goals are important to me because I'd like to put my past behind me and focus on the future, I want this year to be the best so far!

Friday, May 13, 2016

History of Virtual Reality Project Reflection

I did a project on the history of one of my favorite topics, Virtual Reality. I chose this topic because it's something i'm generally interested in, and I wanted to know more about it. I'm really proud of the finished product because of the information on it and the overall way it moves and feels. The most interesting thing I learned was HMD's (Head Mounted Devices) for Virtual Reality were invented a lot earlier than I thought, I thought they were very recent breakthrough in VR, but they were invented decades ago. One thing I wish I could change would be the words to pictures ratio being way higher than it could have been, and adding more pictures to help my audience know what things looked like and did.

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