January 23

Tutorial Investigation Reflection

For our technology class is these weeks we had been working on the investigation stage of the tutorial unit.  We researched and analyzed some tutorials  and we also made on our own for practice. Here’s the google presentation tutorial that I made: And here’s my  favorite minecraft video tutorial: I think the similarities about those two videos is that first of all, both of them are trying to teach you something for example the one I made is teaching you how to make a podcast using garage band and my favorite one is to teach you how to make an infinite iron golem farm n minecraft. And second, I think they both have a looooooooot of good features like my favorite one the speaker He speaks loud and clear with good quality of recording. He showed an example of a finished working iron golem farm at the very beginning of the video. For the good things that is in the one that I made is a lot as well. For example like I showed how to make a podcast step by step with very detail; very clear and easy understandable; lots of screen shots for specific examples in each step. They also both have bed features like in mine tutorial I didn’t show an examples of a finished podcast. In the minecraft tutorial he said many “um”s which makes him a  unprofessional person in minecraft. One more thing I think is the same for both of the tutorials is that they all gave you some suggestion or tips or notes for you when you’re trying to do it. For example mine tutorial said that you to practice really well so that you can record it in one take, without so many complicated editing. And in the minecraft tutorial it said you should remember to leave a two -by – two holes in the center of the spawning platform perfectly alined with the selecting hole underneath it.

I think there’s also plenty of things that they are NOT in common but different. For example, as an tutorial creator, I personally like to make a video tutorial instead of a google presentation tutorial. Because in a video, you can talk and explain about stuffs, MEANWHILE, you also can show examples for all the time. Really different from the video, the google presentation type dose not allow you to do that. You have to type each step and then take some screen shots or whatever you want to show examples. Also I think in the miencraft tutorial it edited the speed of the video like fast forward skip. Unlike that in my google presentation tutorial I edited on the image, screen shots like adding circles and arrows to mark the important or the key part on the screen shots, to make it obvious.

For me if I want to make a tutorial using the knowledge that I already know, it’s going to be really really hard because I OK with the skill of teaching but I need to learn more and about video editing and confident language speaking. Video editing is a big thing and I’m not really good at it that’s why I joyed the tech team to learn something and I did. I think I still need to learn about how to fast forward and skip; how to do voice over and make back ground music; how to add links or texts in the video; , all using I movie. Confident language speaking first requires a script that has good grammar, understandable, and easy to said and pronounce. And THAT need a good English language ability which I’m still working since I’m still in EAL.

Research is a very very important part of investigation things. So in our technology class we made a research sheet for every one so that we can learn more and more about tutorials and how to make a good tutorial. Here’s my research sheet.


We also watched some other people’s favorite and leave comments here’s some examples:

Athul’s blog. I learnt that the soft background music in the video is really good. It’s really good because it makes the video very enjoyable. Like Athul mentioned in the description, the person’s voice was slow and clear with good projection. That’s really good because it makes the video more understandable. The angel of the video shooting was really good. It’s good because it sometime shows you examples of what you should do. He warned you what not to do. It’s very good because you won’t have to experience it the hard way.

Kenryo‘s blog. I really like this magic trick tutorial. I learnt that his cut editing technique was really good. It’s good because it makes the video more interesting and enjoyable. Like he is sitting here right now and in the very next second, he went out from the left of the video. He briefly explained about what he will be teaching in this video. It’s really good and important because makes the viewer easy to make their decision whether if they watch interested in thins. And I also like the way he talks, it’s really interesting. That’s good because it can attracts the viewer’s attention.

Charlie’s blog. For his blog, I learnt that he editing in the video is really good. First, the sound ducking technique was really good and interesting. Like sometimes there is that cool music but not when the person is speaking. That good because it makes the video very enjoyable. Second, I like the way that there’s a person on the side explaining about the video and there’s a TV on the other side which show examples of what he was explaining. It’s really good because it makes the video very interesting and attracts people. And, third, I really like how they the video inside the TV in the video. Like pause the video inside the TY and add some key- words. That very good because it helps you to understand and memorize the key parts. I also really like the end part where the person review all the things that we learnt in this video. It’s helpful and good because it help you the remember what you learned from this video.

During this investigation stage of our tutorial unit, I learnt a lot of stuff. For example, tutorials does not have to be video type, it can also be a google document type like mine or any type you that you would like to make. Also good editing skills are needed and you can have some good background musics and maybe even indestructible video if you want to make a good tutorial. Also, I get some pretty good inspirations during this stage when I watch the videos on the research sheet and the tutorials on my friend’s blog. Like magic tricks or basketball skills. And a lot more in the this document that we made. I’m going to make sure that I use and apply all those good features into my tutorial by always checking the the tutorial criteria and keep that in my mind that we made. It’s really important to set goals and reminder to always remind your self what is good and what’s not. I learnt and studied a lot of things, you can see them by all the works that I showed you. I think we can only do things well if  grasped the basis.


January 22

Comparing Decimals

Hey guys today I am going to tell you the correct way of reading decimals and the wrong way of reading decimals (which you should not use).

1. Printing Machine


112.5cm in length. As you can see we had measured the printer on the side. We can also say that it is 1.125m. These are the same things but they just change the decimal place and measurement. This is a appropriate way of showing it. Here is an inappropriate way of showing it —-> 0.001125km. This is way to complicated as it is a huge measurement.

2. Chair


77cm in length. This is the correct way of showing the measurement. I you show your measurement like this —> 7.7 decimeter. This is probably not the best because decimeters is a confusing for many people.

3. Earthquake Helmet


26cm in length. This one way of showing the measurement. You can also say 0.26m. Although 26cm is better. 260,000,000 nanometers is also 26 centimeters but this is just you know waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay tooooooooooooo COMPLICATED!!!!!!!

So people, use the correct way of showing your measurement otherwise you will be having many comments.

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January 16

My favorite tutorial

Hi guy. We’ve been watching and investigating different kinds of tutorials for technology class, tutorial unit. My favorite tutorial is this minecarft tutorial —-How to build a infinite iron golem farm.

I hope you all enjoyed that video. This is my favorite minecraft tutorial that I investigate because first of all, that’s the only video that can work for every version of minecraft on my computer. Also, I think it’s easy to follow and build because he gave me very simple,understandable and detailed instructions and tips. Which is awesome so that the people who watched it can follow build easily by them selfs. The voice of the person who made it is really loud and clear which is easy to hear. And the quality f the the video it self was also pretty good you can see it clearly. Those are really good and important because the viwer won’t get confused like nit sure what they are seeing or hearing. One of  those quite important things that I learnt from the video is the red stone idem filter. I realized that in some other tutorials or other thing that you want to build in minecraft it also requires some idem filter technique to build them. It is really awesome and after I tried it at home, it actually did worked and I suggest you to try as well.

And what he didn’t did really well is that he said “um” often in the video. It is bad because sounded like he is unprofessional. Also I think it’ll be better if he also explained about the idem filter in the video. It’s not really good the we won’t need to go to the description bar and look for the link.


Also, I would really like to share my SECOND favorite minecraft tutorial. This one is teaching about how to build an mini farm.

I hope you enjoyed that video too. The reason why I really like this minecraft tutorial is that he showed a finished and working mini farm at the very beginning of the video. It is good because like I mentioned just then, it’s easy for people to choose. Also he gave some tips for example, there’s a tip about when you’re using the cocoa bean, you have to click on the edge of the jungle wood. It is good because it gives people a short cut so that we won’t need to experience it in the hard way. And he gave very detailed informations as well. Like how many blocks should you build now. This is a good thing because it is easy to follow when you’re watching.

And I think there’s still something the the person who made this tutorial can improve on. For example like,  he did talked really clear or it’s the machine that he used to record’s quality isn’t really good. That’s not really  hulpful because that it’s kind of hard to hear. He also didn’t mention that it will only works in which version. That’s bad because some people with another version might be confused why they can’t make it work like me. But in the video is was really cool so I think you should try.

PS: If you’re interested in minecaft but you don’t have one on your computer, here’s the link to download.

Minecraft Download & Info