In our Grade 10 English class, we recently had a media fair on June 8th of 2016. In this media fair, the students were asked to create a poster on a specific topic and examine at least 5 different text types and analyse each of them. We shared our posters and looked at different features and forms of media. My topic was on the retirement of Kobe Bryant.
The first poster I looked and discussed was Kosuke’s poster. His topic was on beatboxing and we discussed different types of media and perspectives people had about beatboxing. In his poster, he talked about different beatboxers and different perspectives people have on beatboxing. He mentioned it was interesting how he was able to look at different backgrounds of the beatboxers and not just about beatboxing itself. I was surprised how specific people had negative thoughts on beatboxing and there were cartoons making fun of beatboxing. Since I was listening to beatboxing as entertainment, I never thought people had negative perspective on it.
The second poster I looked and discussed was Mario’s poster. His topic was on the running man challenge. Running man challenge is a dance move that has become very well known through the world. He mentioned the negative and positive perspectives and aspects on this running man challenge. Personally, I really like watching the running man and it is something that entertains me a lot. I was surprised to see some negative comments on the running man challenge and some people look at the running man challenge as an stupid trend. I found it interesting that the running man challenge was created by a normal 2 teenage high schoolers and they weren’t famous or anything. I thought that the power of social media was big.
The third poster I looked and discussed was Tobi’s poster. His topic was on Steven Gerrard. Similar to my topic, his poster was on an athlete. Since I am not a soccer fan, I learned a lot about Steven Gerrard and the opinions soccer fans have about Steven Gerrard. Similar to my topic, Kobe Bryant, I found out that Steven Gerrard is a star player and a lot of fans respect.