In PE, we have learned about ‘Martial Arts’. We have learned different techniques; example, Judo roll, kicking, punching, defence, and etc… For our topic, our teacher would choose who to be in a group of 5 peoples (4 team) and we need to make a dance forming with no fights which is similar to Brazilian marial arts ‘Capoeira‘.
At drama, we had learned about how to make a persuasive speech and how to drag people in the speech so there thoughts can be same as yours.
These are what we use to make the speech interesting:
We needed to pick a topic and make a persuasive speech (it can be anything) and make a plan. I had picked a topic which was “How badly can one harmful word change relations between people?” because even though it will be hard, I thought of maybe it will be a challenge for me and mostly it will be a reasonable topic.
When I watched the video, I should have looked up and make more eye contact with the audience so they could be involved. The best modulative device is pace and pause because whenever I do a speech, I always go so fast and feel nervous (a little). My projection was fine and it was good. But, the one I want to improve is to use more into inflection.
Does copyright hinder or cultivate creativity? At our new grade 8 technology project,we are learning about MASHUP or remix.
We are trying to answer the unit question by looking at variety of videos that made by different people and how it entertains us than we need to make our own creative mashup or remix but needs to be in copyright law and fair use.
In my opinion, Copyright cultivate creativity because some products or technology we use are maybe copyrighted and that make us think of idea growth; Disney is copyrighted but it makes it original. Copy and make it original make us look at bigger map of web and make us think more and go into the person’s video and see what is there point of view. If the person who wants to copy something, if that person have followed the ‘copyright law’ than it’s fine because it not breaking the law.
Overall, I believe Copyright does not hinders creativity because if we don’t copy one idea and make it to our own way of thinking than maybe the product won’t come out or we have one thing that can be boring and can’t see the point of it. Copyright makes new invention.
Example of a mashup and a remix:
1. Appearances and deception are a common theme in literature, how does Hinton demonstrate this?
The 60′s fashion and point out the difference of Greasers (means; put grease or gel on hair)/Hoods and Socs (means; social). Hinton shows this by Ponyboy explanation of the greasers, in the first chapter there is a brief appearance of his gangs appearance that he explanation of greases on hair. On P.18, Ponyboy thoughts toward the Socs girls can show strongly while on P.44 shows the difference of Socs girls and greasers girls by meeting Cherry and Marcia.
2. Do narrators always tell the truth? Is Ponyboy a reliable narrator?
It depends on when the story sets and what is going around them but I can say that narrators tell the truth in some way if you imagine or think hard. Ponyboy is a reliable narrator because Hinton show the feeling of her friends who are both Socs and Greasers that she used part to put in story.
3. Is The Outsiders relevant to you? Can you relate to it? Why or why not?
‘ The Outsiders ‘ relevant to me because of the money that weigh you on which struggles me a lot. It doesn’t relates on me because I don’t have any money problem.
4. Should The Outsiders be taught in school? If so, at what grade level?
Yes, ‘The Outsiders’ should be taught in school because it’s something that relate to experience of life that can be how people need to accept something that happened/happens. The grade level should be G.8 because its where you are going to adapt more into ‘adult’ mind and sees thing in more ‘adult’ way.
5. Who is your favourite character and why? Who is your least favourite? Explain your choice.
I can’t choose my favourite character between Johnny and Two-bit because I love how Johnny is someone is scared and emotional also deals a lot of things around him; example, abused and murdering Robert. Two-bit is funny and can make you laugh but caring in inside that I love. My least favourite is Darry because it reminds me of parents ‘have a good grade’.
6. Which character impacts you the most? What emotions do you feel for that character? Does he/she remind you of someone else you know? Of yourself?
Dallas Winston impacts to me and connects to me the most because I like how he in the click of showing his emotion and his true self; example, when Johnny died he showed he was empty that shows to how he can be rough and tough but when he feels like he lost and confused then he will set off. I feel sorry for him because he can be lonely and had a tough life, he didn’t show it and tell to people but the gangs seems to know he set off. Dallas doesn’t reminds me of someone.
- To not to be loud
- Have good grades
- Have fun and enjoy!
I didn’t achieve ‘To not to be loud’ goal because I was loud and to describe, I was maybe ‘wild’ and it kind of affect on my grades but I don’t really know if I achieve my goal on ‘Have good grades’ as some were off balance. I did have enjoyed a lot last year but it was over reacting and it didn’t really work well but at least I had fun.
This year goals:
- Get good grades, mostly math!
- To sleep early and organize my homework
- Read more books and watch movies
- To organize my folders and papers
- Not to be loud
- Play more piano
I rode on the train from Mita to Haneda airport then meet with people to ride on the plane (around 2hours flight) to Hokkaido, after that we went on bus to Niseko adventure centre (Nac). The amount of fuel used for trains and buses are a waiste because we have little amount of people to go in the train or bus which take a lot of fuel to take a long distance run. The train to Hokkaido is better then the airplane because its bad for the air when we fly as gas will come out. We walk to the camp site which was good because we are not using any transportation even through my leg ached.
We separate into two groups at the camp site, one group set out tent and the other make dinner (curry, yum). I was dinner making and it was fun by how we cut and peel vegetables and meat, look out the fire if its on or not. This made a good electricity and gas use. Later, whoever wants to take a bath at onsen (hot spring bath) went to this small hotel where you can go into onsen but it was not bad because the onsen is from nature hot water (good for your body and skin). At night, when we need to sleep it was freezing because we were in the tent and how I wanted to sleep in bed but knew this is better then staying at hotel also a fun experiencing.
After breakfast, we unpacked the camp site which involved cleaning that was good for the environment and to the forests and nature. Then we walk for 5mins to where our bus to Hokkaido International School (HIS) for lunch, after that we walked 10mins to a japanese natural farming university (?) to arrange a dry flowers to an art which was well use for recycling. When we finish, from there we took a around 20mins bus ride to a farm plot where we clean up and helped to set up for the winter. We carved a unused pumpkin to something for halloween but some people need to leave theres behind as its too big. After the day, we went to NAC for dinner then to hotel! Which we may will use a lot electricity.
What skills that I use?
The techniques I used in this work was off course, acting. I try to show how close is it to the reality happening that fits this scene and the character background information and what is that person is like.
How did I approach creating the character?
I wanted the audience to relies how my character is having a problem with her family but helpful and kind. She care to others by showing how she reminded Daniel’s character, Mark.
Was it successful-if so how?
I think it went well and was successful because of I continued the talk with the other character (interact with my partner) and to show us both character background and what is going around them.
What need improvement?
I think I needed to improve into my acting skills and to change my tone or my reaction, example; to what my partner said about needed to go to meet his sister, should have been more surprised. Face the audience.
How can I use these skills in performance?
I can use these skills in performance for audience to identify the information on the character and to show what kind of person it is by the reaction onto something. Different characters can entertain (enjoy) audience.
When I look at the design cycle, I can tell I need to improve into my “Creation” for my slides (presentation) because I haven’t check if the keynote works well that affected of how my keynote didn’t work and needed to use Preview. When I look at the plan section, I can see I didn’t follow the plan because I didn’t add detail and speak what is necessary also didn’t add any music. When it came to the actual present to class, I have got an eye contact to people but fiddle around (example; touch my hair, look at my hand, touch my clothe, and others). The strength on this unit and presentation is to plan out and understanding onto this unit but the weakness was to design the slides (follow the plan) and keep on track. If I could do this unit again then I would change what source to use to present my presentation, I want to improve onto learning more the application and research/study more on it so I can do things that I couldn’t do like this time. Overall, this unit it didn’t work well as I thought and it went off track.
- I will give myself a 4/6 because I have outline well of what to put in which slide.
- I will give my self a ⅚ because I have outline and show understanding on this unit.
- I will give my self a 3/6 because my creation didn’t follow out what I have planed.
- I will give my self a 3/6 because of my fiddle around and how I struggle off what to say next.
- I will give my self a 3/6 because my attitude with others got me off distraction and lead me to rush my work off.