Fair Game Reflection

In this past unit we were working on minecraft and building theme parks. Everyone was split into 4 different groups. In our group there was Ayaka (peacemaker), Hyewon (creator), Yuka (follower) and Hana (leader). The theme we were given was paradise.

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Design Specification…

Theme: Paradise Found

  • Essential: It has to be adventurous for children but relaxing for adults.

  • Must not: Must not have tech stuff because whey people thinking paradise, paradise were nature

Function:

  • Essential: Have an ocean.

  • Must not: We must not work on something else while we are still doing our own attraction because we don’t know when we finished own attraction.

General:

  • Essential: We need to use materials that you will find in an island or jungle because it is paradise theme.

  • Must not: We must not use things that’s not related to our topic(paradise), for example zombie, black blocks and more.

Aesthetics/Original:

  • Essential: We need to think creatively and be original. in this unit most important thing is creating part.

  • Must not:  copy other ideas/thoughts, we need to create own attraction.

Quality/Strength:

  • Essential: We need to have our work equally split and no one working more than other or less.

  • Must not: We must not waste our time, because we are not professional(expert)  to play minecraft.

Design Cycle…

investigate In the investigation stage, our group did very collaboratively. I think we have chance to talk shared idea(each person) and when one person was talking then other people was listened. I think I should try to improve design brief & design specification by take more time, think about what is this meaning and add more detailed.

Design When we finished own map, we compared our group map,we talk about what was good idea or point on/in this map? & How can we improve? Then we focused on target audience, theme and layout. I think we communicate well because we improve a lot when I compared the map and we choose best idea from each map.

Photo on 3-17-14 at 11.14 AM1st Map

2nd Map

The final map

The final map

Plan When I planing, my first description was not detailed, then we did a peer assess, I got some feedback from my classmate then I add more detailed on my description, I added size, tools, when I’m going to ask them(each floors design) and I make time line.

Create I think I did good job on create part because I finished my gift shop on time. When I build I add more tools and idea on my gift shop, for example I add gift on each floors, make brightly and nicely.

Outside

Outside

Entrance

Entrance

My theme park's floor, 2nd floor

My theme park’s floor, 2nd floor

To check if our theme park was up to expectations we went around the class and asked everybody if they would want to go to our theme park. We asked 17 students (7B) and plus the teacher which was 18. Everyone said yes which made our group very happy and as if our hard work had paid off. To check if our park looks unique and original, we went on the internet and check if there are any paradise theme that look like ours. We didn’t found any theme park that looked like ours so we founded out that our theme park was actually unique and original. The questions we had in the form were:Screen Shot 2014-05-28 at 11.35.28 AM

I enjoyed this unit and I learned how to work whit other people(together). When I started this unit I worried because I’m not good at playing games and I think I’m not good at group working(like discuss, talking). But I learned how to sharing idea, discuss, play minecraft and more thing.

Technology – Criteria E Reflection of digital story

In Tech class we had to make a digital story. this is my digital story link. My digital story is about “History of my art(fiction)”

1. Reflect on how well your digital story met the essential and desirable specifications you wrote for yourself when you did the peer assessment compared to how well you met these goals after the video was complete.

Essential

  1. 3-6min long
  2. no copyright+images and referenced
  3. must be able to share online
  4. target audience

Designable

  1. make a bit mysterious
  2. use new transition skill
  3. try to make music

I think I did good job for my designable because I use my own drawing skill so give some mysterious, I Think I’m used new transition skill and maybe I’m made music because use the GarageBand, used some melody then made short song.I think peer assessment was bit help to my work because I can improve my self because I got some feedback from my friend (not only about my gold like ‘your need to do your gold also you can add more something’) and I can compare the others work so I can learned something from others digital story. I’m compare the before peer assessment and after peer assessment I can see the my work going better.

 (this is design cycle)

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2. Reflect on your work during each part of the design cycle and explain areas for improvement with excellent detail and supporting examples.

Design cycle has 4 part.It was investigating→ plan→ create→ evaluate. In investigating part, look at other people’s digital story(3 or 4) and think about what is a digital story,story structure(my opinion) and key features, then after watch the 3 or 4 video find out the patterns(Eg: those 3 or 4 video had a background music, transitions, pictures oriented, effects, flashing, introduction, storyline, voice over(narration)). I think I did okay but I think I need to improve write bit more detail for story structure and key features. after this we defined for 7 Elements to Digital Storytelling first I don’t know anything about digital story and words meaning so after know the answer it was good to know. after investigating we needed plan. First I don’t have a any idea so I did brainstorming then I’m find out the topic then I’m write very simple story then we did “Presentation Tool Investigation” this is about he get some tools so we needed to explain what is this tools or how you use this tool and give some detail about tools.We did good but we need to share more detail. Then we needed to write mini refraction I think I need to improve this part because mine was very simple so I need to give some more detail. then we are start real planning about story and tool so I’m chose “history of my art” because I want share my idea but I can’t make this thing so I’m just draw the how to make this and “iMovie” because theres many technique and I know the how to use iMove also I’m use GarageBand because I needed to made music then we did resources, resources and timeline timeline was very helped me when I made video more easy to think about “today I’m doing something” then we made storyboard I think my storyboard was good because I can see the what going on but I need to improve add more detail after this we did mini refraction agin but I’m still need to write more detail then we did specification, specification was designable and essential I did good job on this part because for essential part was everyone write same think or add more but first we has some condition, for designable part was maybe I needed to write how to do. Create part I did good job because I’m follow the my timeline and storyboard and complete my goal make a bit mysterious, use new transition skill and add music but I want make more better video and music and if I got many homework I’m did “okay next day I’m going to do more” so I can finish up.

Our unit questions was, ‘How can we use media to communicate our stories?’ my main idea was “you can use social networks and internet” like you can use youtube or some site then you can use post or video and picture  then share my story or talk to other.

I’m enjoyed this unit and I hope other peoples too because I can share my idea and if I doing this work agin I want share my life or make more funny story!