YIS Tech Day 2017

Technology is About Solving Problems

Today was a different day than any other school day because today for us 6th graders it was ‘Tech Day’. Tech Day is a day that the students in different grades go to 2 different classes and do activities that the teachers have assigned and spend the whole day solving problems and try new things with Technology.

For me, I did ‘Stop Motion Animation’ and ‘Pinhole Photography’. In stop motion, I had a problem with choosing the topic for the animation because we were allowed to make anything out of clay and take pictures. But, when taking the pictures for the animation, it was really easy because the stop-motion app showed a little picture in the back so that whoever is taking the picture can easily match the others and make it a successful animation. For the second one, the pinhole photography, I enjoyed it because it was a very different camera from the camera that we use now(digital). It was different because in order to take the picture with the camera I had to follow some rules. Some of the rules were easy to follow but, some of the others were hard which made it equal to understand what to do. First, I needed to set the camera with a really sensitive special film and go outside and leave the camera in the direction that you want it to take a photo of. Second, you take the photo out and put it into 4 different kinds of chemicals developer, stop bath, fixer, and the washer. After that, you should be able to see your photo.

 

ATL Skills Brainstorm

This is the brainstorm map of the ATL skills that my group and I had worked on after watching the grade 7,8, and 9 blogs. When I watched the videos it taught me a lot of information but, some of the people in the video could not keep standing still and kept on moving back and forth which made me hard to concentrate on what they are saying. After watching the videos I think that it was great watching and learning new information about the ATL skills. I think that it is going to help me for the rest of the year in grade 6.