Drama 1 Minute Speech Reflection

For the last couple of weeks in drama we have been making speeches on topics which we chose. Once finished we had to present our speech to the class. In this project we have also been learning about different modulation devices such as: Volume, projection, pitch, pace, pause, emphasis and inflection.

The modulation device that I have improved in and I think I am good at is pace. In the lower years (elementary school) whenever I did a speech I always spoke fast and unclearly with small projection. But now I have greatly improved because I have practiced a lot and tried very much. I think I might have to improve on projection. I don’t think I was loud enough for the camera and audience to hear me clearly. I think I might have to practice on speaking loudly.

Here is my video

6A Drama: 1 Min Speeches from YIS Arts on Vimeo.

Greek and Roman Gods

In English class we have started a new unit on Greek and Roman gods. We are researching how they are connected and their powers. I watch a tv series named Rome so I already know a little bit about Roman mythology but I don’t really know much about Greek mythology. So this unit will help me learn more about both types of mythology.

The Greek name of the first god I have chosen is Artemis goddess of the hunt, wilderness, animals, young girls, childbirth and plague. The second god I have chosen is Hera queen of the heavens and goddess of marriage, childbirth  women, kings, heirs and empires. The Roman equivalent to Artemis is Diana  goddess of the hunt, the moon, birth, animals and woodland. The Roman equivalent to Hera is Juno goddess of marriage, pregnancy and childbirth.
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by miriam.mollerus

Out of the two gods this one is my favorite; Artemis. Her symbols are a stag, a bear, a wolf, a falcon, hounds, her gold bow and arrows, the cypress tree, and the crescent moon. In this picture you can see the tip of her bow which is one of the symbols of hunting in ancient Greece. I think it is a weird story how Artemis was born. Artemis was the daughter of Zeus, the ruler of the Olympian gods. Zeus was secretly having an affair with Leto and impregnated her, Leto had to give birth to Artemis while being chased by the Python sent by Hera. Luckily for Leto, her first child Artemis, was birthed without any pain. However Leto had twins so her labor continued, and as weak as she was the newborn Artemis quickly took the roll as midwife and helped birth her twin brother Apollo.


cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo shared by takbggg
This is Hera. Hera’s symbols are the peacock, the cow and the crow. Hera and Zeus were married. But Zeus was having an affair and impregnated Leto. When Hera discovered that Leto was pregnant and that Zeus was the father  she prohibited Leto from giving birth on terra-firma, or the mainland, or any island at sea. Poseidon pitied Leto so he guided her to the floating island of Delos, which was neither mainland nor a real island so Leto was able to give birth to her children on the island. As a gesture of gratitude, Delos was secured with four pillars. The island later became sacred to Apollo. Alternatively, Hera kidnapped Eileithyia,, the goddess of childbirth, to prevent Leto from going into labor. The other gods bribed Hera with a beautiful necklace nobody could resist and she finally gave in.

Hopefully today you guys have learn’t a little about greek mythology. And just to tell you, these two stories were basically the same story except from a different perspective.



Vive L’ecole

Task 1:
1. They are discussing about the different school subjects they have on that day. And also what they like.
2. I think that La Rentrée means to re-enter.
3. Physical Education.
4 They are late.
5 His sport shoes.

Task 2:
1. Vrai
2. Faux
3. Faux
4. Vrai
5. Faux

Task 3:
1. Tu as quel cours?
2. Le prof est sympa.
3. C’est difficile.
4 J’aime mieux…
5 Il est quelle heure?

Task 4:
1. This student likes natural science.
2. This student thinks math class is boring.
3. This student is interested in math.
4. This student likes the teacher because the teacher is nice.

Task 5:
1. Georgaphie.
2. Allemand.
3. L’espagnol.
4. Quatorze.
5. Huit

Task 6:
Marc dislikes math. I also dislike math. Marc and Jerome like sports. I also like sports.



Tech – Tutorial Investigate Reflection

In this part of our unit we have started researching on tutorials. The first task we did was observing 3 to 5 different tutorials about whatever topic we wanted, and then we had to comment on what we thought was good or what we thought could be improved.  We then created a blog post with our favorite tutorial (embedded) and wrote about it. Lastly we commented on other peoples favorite tutorials 

On Freddie’s blog I watched a tutorial named “How to draw peace, in Graffiti letters”. I learned that when drawing in graffiti letters you always need to draw an outline to where you are going to draw. I also learn’t that sometimes graffiti letters overlap. Mark’s favorite tutorial “How To Do A Backflip – Extremely Detailed Backflip Tutorial” was very well done even though it was long. I learned that even though a tutorial is long, it is sometimes ok because if you explain in detail, the person will have smaller chances of hurting themselves or doing it incorrectly. Another reason why I think its ok to have it long, is so that he has more time to explain the different ways so that the person can understand better. On Charlie’s blog I watched a tutorial named “How To Tap Dance: Basic Steps”. I learn’t that that tap dancing is not as hard as it seems because normally when you watch a tap dancer tap dance, you see their feet moving rapidly along the ground. But its just a matter of practicing and doing those main steps. The last blog I commented on was Nao’s blog the name of his favorite video was “How to Install Mine craft Forge 1.4.7 (mac)”. In this video I learn’t how to install mine craft forge and many other mods because the way you install mine craft forge is the way you install many other mods. I also learn’t what mine craft forge was used for.


Here are some differences between the tutorial I have done and my favorite tutorial.
His tutorial is a video, and mine is a slideshow
Both of our tutorials have words and they also both don’t have voice. This is rare for a video tutorial but in the video tutorial he was very far away from the camera so he couldn’t record, unless he created a separate voice track and put them both together, but that would sound off.
My tutorial was more general and less specific than the other tutorial because I did not have as much time to create it.
If you were doing my tutorial you would have to go back and forth for instructions. But if you were watching the other tutorial you could just listen and keep going with it. In the type of tutorial I was doing you could not show (picture/video)how to drag into another folder, I could only tell how to (words).
It is much easier to follow his tutorial than mine.

I have learned that in order for my tutorial to be exceptional, I will have to try not to mispronounce any words just incase the viewer can not make out what I am trying to say. I will also have to learn how to screen and audio record because I might have to be able to record my screen to make a tutorial, and if I don’t know how to then I will take a longer amount of time trying to learn that. Lastly I will have to be enthusiastic. If I am not enthusiastic about my video, then it will not seem detailed/on topic, nor will it be as exciting  to watch.