DIY TV SHOW – Reflection

7A Drama: DIY TV Program01 from YIS Arts on Vimeo.

In drama we learned how to show a DIY TV programme.

Here’s is the plan that we did.

In that video I think we both did a good job. We showed the steps on how to the Tie- Dye shirt clearly. I give out the instructions loud and clear and also we give some tips, history and where to buy the dye. That makes it easier for anyone who are interested in doing the the shirt. We also showed how to make that shirt step by step. That is makes it easier for people to catch up what we were showing. We were also going through the process slowly. We also talk loud and clearly. We showed some eye contact to the audience so that we could attract their attention and make the topic that we were talking interesting. It is also something that is fun to do with your friends and even family. We chose this topic because we thought that teenagers would like to do their own Tie Dye shirt.

One thing that I think I did good was showing the steps clearly.

One thing that I could improve on, would be my eye contact. When I look back at the video, I find out that sometimes I look down at the table, and not always looking at the audience.

Speech Reflection

7A Drama: Speech01 from YIS Arts on Vimeo.

In drama we learned about speech. We need to choose a topic for a speech. The topic that I chose was fashion. We need to plan out our speech on a document.

In my speech I think that I need to slow down my pace because to me I think that I talk to fast. I think for the volume and the pitch of my voice, I did good because I speak out loud and easy to listen. For my posture, I stand up straight because during the speech we need to have a good posture so that we do not look lazy. For my gesture I sometimes do some movements showing the varieties of the thing that I am talking about. For the facial expression I look nervous. Maybe, I could work on my facial expression an try to control it. On the use of the palm card, I think that I sometimes look down at my palm card and not looking at the audience. However, I still did some eye contact to the audience. Eye contact to the audience is really important because that could make the audience interested into the topic that we are talking. For the structure of my speech, I think I did good because I make it organise on my plan sheet. When I transfer it to my plan card it looks organise and easy to read. For information, I include everything that I know and researched about fashion. I tell everything that know about fashion that possibly could tell to the audience in around 3 minutes. For my explanation, I explained it clearly so that the audience could understand what I am talking about. I include the history of fashion so that the audience could have more knowledge about fashion if they already know some.

My best skill was the information because I include everything that I know. I also tell about the parts of fashion and tells that fashion could be anything that looks stylish and something that you wear.

I should improve on my pace because I find out that I talk to fast and maybe some people would not catch up what I said.

Another speech which was captivating was :

7A Drama: Speech17 from YIS Arts on Vimeo.

It was captivating because she has a lot of really good information and she has a really good example of famous celebrities. Her speech is also easy to understand because she has a really good pace and volume of her voice while she was giving the speech.

Conflict Minerals

From my research, there are a lot of elements and compounds that are used in our school technology, YIS.  The elements that are used in the electronic devices such as computer, ipad are Tantalum (Ta), Tin (Sn), Tungsten (W) and Gold (Au). Tantalum is used to store electricity in your devices. Tin is used as the solder on circuit board. Tungsten is used to make your phone vibrate. Gold is used to coat the wiring and it is the most valuable metal inside every devices. Those are all minerals. Those minerals that are used are conflict minerals which means, minerals that are used and brings conflicts to the country. In this case those minerals are the easiest to get in Congo. So, the conflict minerals that i’m going to talk about is conflict minerals in Congo. They get those minerals by mining them. The mining is control and taxed by the Congo armies. The armies trade the minerals and buy guns, bombs and things like that and could create wars. That makes it conflict minerals. After the mining is done the minerals smuggled to the neighboring countries such as Rwanda and others. Then, it smuggled out of Africa and go all the way to Asia. In Asia, those minerals are combined with other minerals making the minerals from Congo hard to be traded. Then all the minerals are sent to the company such as Apple, Samsung and others to make the electric devices that we used here in YIS. The mining process is done by the people in Congo. The issue is the safety. The reason why safety is an issue is because mining could leaves destruction such as land destruction and that is dangerous for people. Land destruction is bad because than the land would be unstable and could cause a lot of bad things. The other reason on why this is a safety issue is because the mining process is also sometimes done by kids at a young age. That would be really dangerous for them because mining requires a lot of hard work. I recommend to the school to raise awareness to Congo. For example, donate them money or maybe give them some help that we could possibly give. Let us all raise awareness, let us all help Congo.

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Enoughproject. “Conflict Minerals 101.” YouTube. YouTube, 18 Nov. 2009. Web. 20 Nov. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF-sJgcoY20&feature=youtu.be>.

Enoughproject. “Conflict Minerals | RAISE Hope for Congo.” Conflict Minerals | RAISE Hope for Congo. Raise Hope for Congo, 2015. Web. 24 Nov. 2015. <http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org/content/initiatives/conflict-minerals>.