Tutorial Plan Reflection

In technology class, we’ve just completed the planning stage for the tutorials we’re going to create. During this assignment, I think I was able to come up with many different ideas and I also learned how to become a great teacher to to teach the viewers something special and helpful. The topic for my tutorial was on how to draw a minion. I think I had confidence doing this becuase I’m kind of an expert within minions.

At first I’m going to talk about  a cupple of criterias for my storyboard. In my storyboard, I think I was really focused on trying to meet these certain types of criterias which were step-by-step, finished product and introduction. The storyboard I made shows step-by step because it let’s the viewers understand and follow much easier on the movements that happen in between the tutorial. I met this criteria by explaining each step clear and thorough on my storyboard. Also, finished product was shown very well too. I showed this criteria by giving an complete example at the start and maybe the end of the explanation. It’s always good to demonstrate or show the finished product to increase the amount of knowledge up in your head and undersatnd what your learning at the moment. Lastly, I think my storyboard showed the introduction pretty well because my scripts told about the main idea in a specific and detailed way. I also included a clip where I introduce the equipments. This helps you get ready anytime to do it and prepare everything quicker.

To make my tutorial interesting and effective for the viewers, I think that I should make my main idea stand out and give lots of helpful advices. I think my tutorial is going to be a great tutorial because I identified the importance of creating a tutorial myself. I think my storyboard defines each step well so I think it will be the same for my final tutorial. In the tutorial I will try to add steps, tips, and give challenges to help the viewers learn more. I will also film from different camera angles and zoom in to make the viewers watch the tutorial from different perspectives.

Before creating my tutorial finally, I still need to learn how to overlap a video on top of another video that is playing. I also need to know how to use a green screen and add that part to a project. I’m curious about it, but I have seen it be done so there’s nothing to be worried about. I hope that I can successfully do everything properly on my tutorial. When I’m filming and editing the tutorial, I need to always check and compare with the tutorial criteria our class made.

I look forward to creating my tutorial and teaching the viewers around the world how to draw a minion. I will work especially hard on explaining each important bit of the tutorial and I will give a strong point that will help them learn better.

Art Portrait Painting Sketch Reflection

Hey guys, recently in art class we’ve been drawing portraits of people and our final task is to paint it.

The subject of my painting is Ryu, my friend and I’m going to mainly do about the connection of him and baseball. I chose the colours of his country which are Philipines and Japan; Red and Yellow and Blue. I’ll also try to add some complementary and analogous colours to make it more look interesting in sort of way. I think this a good chance to learn and understand each other better beacuse we get to reflect back on their personality and emotions they have inside. I’m few steps behind at the moment, but I’ll do my best to catch up and finish this painting nicely as possible.

This is the sketch I did before I was going to paint. (It’s blurry….)

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Our Introduction to Measurement (Mr. Fedley is getting on my nerves!!!)

Today in math class, we’re making a blog post to introduce to you guys about measurement. At first let me introduce the unit question and the area of interaction. The unit question is called “How can we calculate using measurement” and the are of interaction is that we’re going to relate to during this unit is “Environment”. I think that measurement can be used in many environments because you have to be able to measure things in our daily lives. (e.g. supermarket: you need to measure how much you can buy with the money you already have.)

Moving on, I’m going to tell you three questions for this unit. One is a factual question (a fact), one is a conceptual question (how to do something) and one is a debatable question (something which may have more than one answer). The factual question for me is “What is a nanometer?”, the conceptual question is “How do we convert kilometers to tons?” and the debatable question is “Is it better to use centimeters or meters?”

These are where you can find measurement in our daily lives:

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The clock is one thing that measures something. A clock is an helpful thing that measures time in seconds, minutes and hours. Wow, isn’t that really new to you?

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The air conditioner and heater is also a thing that measures something. It measures the temperature of the room and can measure in °c (celsius) or °f (fahrenheit). You might notice that there’s “Bearded Perry” sticking his head out on the side.

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The ruler is another thing that measures something. The ruler can measure the length of an object in centimeters, meters, inches, etc. Again, if you might notice there’s the same Perry on top of the ruler.

As you’ve now seen from these pictures and learned few new things about measurement, let’s talk about how to find the area of a square or a rectangle. To find out the area, you need to multiply the length times the width. There’s an example shown below.

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In this example of a rectangular shape, the length is 7cm long and the width is 16cm wide. To be able to find the area, you need to do 7cm × 16cm which equals to 112cm2. But, it’s most important to not forget the 2 at the right side top of the cm sign. If you don’t write 2, it will just show the length of the shape and won’t exactly show what the area is. So that’s how you can find the area of a square or a rectangle. That might’ve been a great explanation, right? Well I hope it was.

Ok so next is like the same, but it’s the area of a triangle were going to find. For a triangle you need to multiply the base (bottom of triangle) times the height and divide it  by 2. Here’s an example of it again.

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In this example of a triangle, the base is 10cm and the height is 9cm. When you multiply those two, it becomes 90 and when you divide it by 2, it turns into 45cm2. The reason why we divide it by 2 is because a triangle is a half of a rectangle in which it is the rule. The 2 on the top of the cm sign is the same with the rectangle, although the way you try to find the area is different with the way of doing the rectangle.

This might be getting exhausting, but I have to also explain how to find the volume of a 3D square or rectangle. Below is an example of it.

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This example is a 3D figure of square. To find out the volume of it, you need to multiply all 3 sides, length, width and height. For this one, you need to do 6cm × 6cm × 6cm. Then you can get the answer of it which is 216cm3. At the top of the cm sign for this, you need to put a 3 to show it equals to the volume. This is what you need to know mostly about it and it will be really useful in our life.

For next, I’ll talk about what’s good and bad about measurement. I think that measurement is good for measuring lots of things like time, temperature and distances. But I do think it’s also bad because you can find out how much you weigh. If your someone that eats a variety of junk food, you might find out that you weigh a lot and get shocked. It could make you eat more and more which eventually will lead you to getting way fatter than before. I bet that’s not what they want.

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In conclusion, I’m satisfied with having measurement in our life. There are many advantages that help us do things much better and can give us a convenient time. So after all I think it’s something essential for everyone in this world.

How and why do we tell myths?

Hello!!! 😀 For this blog post I will be talking about myths.

At first, you might be wondering what myths are. Myths are a special type of story that can relate to important traditions and beliefs. These myths can be completely fictional or either based on a real experience. But all myths are very old and were thought to be created in past. According to this folklorist called Alan Dundes, he says that myths are a sacred story which explain how the world and humankind were assumed to be formed in this present way. Some myths can be about heros, some could be about gods and some could also be about mythical creatures.

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Usually myths are unrealistic and improssible in our world, but they can have some sort of a purpose or intention. I think this is one of the reason why myths are told by people. Myths don’t always have to be just a story; they can teach you lessons and bring you hope towards the future. Many people in the olden days told myths to help children learn a lesson and realize at why they live in part of this world. In a myth, a character can do something bad and can strongly be pusnished for what he or she did. Children can learn lots of things from these myths and believe in different kinds of things after they are told about the myth by adults. Myths don’t have to have happy endings after all and can have a sad ending unlike fairy tales. Most fairy tales include a hero, heroine and a helper for the hero. Common fairy tales are a story with a princess getting saved by a price and everything going back together. For myths it’s kind of the same, but the endings could be absolutely different with fairy tale stories.

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A picture of Susanoo on the left and Amaterasu on the right ⤴ 

For example, there’s this god in Japan called Amaterasu and Susanoo, along with a short story about them to teach a lesson about being arrogant and respective to all gods. Amaterasu is the goddess of the sun and the universe. On the other hand, Susanoo is the god of sea and storms. These two are sister and brother, but don’t really have a close relationship. The story starts off when Izanagi, the creator god, gives the whole sea to Susanoo, his son. Susanoo didn’t want to have the sea to himself, but he wanted to go to the “Nenokuni”, a world of where Amaterasu and Izanami, the creator goddess lives. But, Izanagi refuses for Susanoo to go there and tells him that he should never live in Japan anymore. He doesn’t listen to Izanagi and goes to “Takamagahara”, the land where Amaterasu had ruled over. Amaterasu heard the ground shake and thought it was Susanoo who was going to take over Takamagahara, so she brought a bow and arrow to protect her land by killing him. She hides into a cave and when several gods show up to help her out, Susanoo gets put in the neather world. This myth is a true mythical story that represents all Japanese myths.  There’s no specific name for this traditional Japanese myth, but it could be called the 『アマテラスとスサノオの誓約』in which means the pledge of Amaterasu and Susanoo.

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All in all, I think that myths aren’t only to entertain people with interesting and fun stories. Myabe myths are told for teaching lessons. This could help people about understanding their own beliefs and knowing about their culture more. Lots of myths are passed on to the future and even now their are myths that we hear and listen to.