1.Make a great tutorial that many viewers will see.
2.Breaking my record in the quick math quiz.
3.Write a long and detailed reflection in my blog.
4.Improve on my French skills.
5. Being good at iMovie and start learning about FInal Cut.
Reflection for the goals I was accomplishing
I think I met all the goals. In my tutorial, many people viewed it. Some people sent me feedbacks in terms of encouragement, as well as improvement. I spent lots of time in my tutorial. My tutorial was about Keynote, (Apple Mac computer application) and showed lots of things about making a good slideshow by listing how to organize slides, as well as adding transitions and all other things about Keynote that would be helpful for the viewers. I think there might be viewers who might be curious about the tutorial I made, the Keynote Preference tutorial, so I embedded it specially for you. Please enjoy. If you have any feedbacks please comment on this page.
For the Quick Math Quiz, I broke my record. Okay, first of all, the math quiz is all about completing simple 50 questions as fast as you can, for example 123-69. There are also division, multiplication, and addition. I got the 2 records with multiplication, which I am really fast at. My old record, before the Student Led Conference was the 37 seconds, and I was actually pretty satisfied with that, but I wanted to challenge more. My new record is 28 seconds. I worked hard when I was little, and overall I did a good job in the quiz. I also got a Bronze Certificate in the Intermediate Math challenge, and a Silver Certificate in the Junior Math challenge.
I overall wrote good reflections for Tech class, and I actually loved it. Thoughts popped and popped from my head, and I got a Evaluate Reflection that was over 1000 words. I asked some of my friends, and most of them said writing a reflection was very boring and hard. I guess that was a typical reason, but I thought it was a BAD reason, because writing reflection was very enjoyable. First of all, it is not that hard. (For me) You have to answer questions based on the criteria, and I don’t find it challenging. My Evaluate Reflection is linked, and if you have some interest please view. Here are all the links of all unit reflections I have done. In a unit, there are 4 reflections, and they are Investigate Reflection, Plan Reflection, Create Reflection, and Evaluate Reflection. In the Investigate, we have to investigate about something. For unit 2, we investigated great tutorials. In the Plan, you plan about a certain project we will do. In the Create, you actually create the project. Last, in the Evaluate, you reflect everything you did in the unit. I did good reflections, and I got good grades!! As my 6th grade school life goes on and on, my reflections got longer and detailed.
Unit 1: Becoming a Blogger! (the link is to the Unit Cover Sheet)
Unit 2: Teachers of the Future!
These are my reflections.
I improved in my French Skills a lot. I am going to France sometimes, and speak all the French I can. In Grade 6, we have learned basic as well as a little challenging vocabulary and phrases. For example, I can use, “Je voudrais acheter un (une)” which means “I would like to buy…”. “Un” means one. There is 2 different types of words, and that’s masculine and feminine. For instance, if you want to buy a computer, which is “ordinateur”, you would say, “Je voudrais acheter un ordinateur. “. The “un” is a form where it is before a masculine word, and “une” is a form where it is before feminine sound for instance “une radio”. Plurals are always “des”, but shoes and scissors are classified as a plural, and I will explain you why. In English, you would say a pair of scissors, or something like that, so some of the vocabulary in French are considered with “des”. I want to improve more and more in my French.
Sadly, I haven’t started using Final Cut (Express) but I have improved lots on iMovie with the help of our fantastic tutor, Ms.Cofino and my friend Kento. First of all, if you don’t know about Ms.Cofino, I’ll tell you. She is a great tutor, as well as a amazing tech genius. Wait, it might not have been the perfect word to express how Ms.Cofino was fantastic in Technology, but I wish you got to know how much she is awesome. (To Ms.Cofino: If you see my Showcase, you would probably be very proud of me , because it means that I am respecting you a lot, and I really am respecting you because you’re the best teacher!!) Okay, let’s go back to my Showcase. Now I want to talk about Kento. Kento is a student who came from Nishimachi International School, and he is a true tech genius. Now I’ve found the right person to describe using “tech genius”. Actually, Ms.Cofino has been more of a “Tech Goddess”. Argh! Now I’m going off topic.. Okay. Okay. (Now I’m chilling, please wait) Now Kento, we have been privately being great friends, though we had a bad memory.. I will not talk about that. So, in that private time, for example sleepovers, he has been teaching me loads about technology, and Macintosh. Same with Ms.Cofino. My current knowledge about technology was formed mostly with help of Ms.Cofino and Kento, and the little graph I made in Numbers (Mac Application).
Now I have to move on iMovie. I have been improving on iMovie, and if you saw the tutorial I made on iMovie, you might have noticed I did put effort in that work. Well, if you have lots of experience in iMovie, or if you are very good at iMovie, you might think it was easy, but for me it was quite hard learning about using iMovie. First, it was hard to import video clips into iMovie, and I didn’t know that I had to make a new event to be able to import the video clips. Now, I can use iMovie quite good. I often use count downs, and that is a little clip you insert in a movie project before starting it. Now I didn’t know how to, and it was illegal stuff when I noticed. My friends downloaded it with Keepvid, which is a site where you can download things from youtube and stuff. I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to do that.. Okay, leave that fact alone, and I’m going to the next step. Video editing. I’m going to tell you about my school life, and it’s life story-format. In Technology class, we had a wiki including tutorials we made as a project, and Kento and I was in charge for the front page. We made a tutorial about how to use the wiki, and we converted the video clip to make the typing faster, and adding some details. If you are interested in the tutorials (wiki) or the tutorial Kento and I made, I have linked it below. I also want to improve more and more about iMovie and Final Cut!