Welcome to your iFolio

by Sam Kaiser on May 22, 2014

Your iFolio is a school provided web space that you will use throughout your time at CDNIS. You will use your iFolio to define your learning goals, show your learning journey, reflect on your learning and how you have developed your Approaches to Learning skills, share your best work and celebrate your achievements.

Your iFolio, in time will provide a better picture of who you are as a learner and as an individual. You are therefore highly encouraged to personalize your iFolio. You can start off by selecting one of the 60+ themes available.

Before you start using your new iFolio, follow the steps below to change the ‘Home’ link within your navigation menu to point to your site:

1. Go to your Dashboard menu options (link will open in a new tab)

2. Expand the ‘Home’ menu item by clicking on the downward facing arrow

Home Menu

Change Home Menu Attribute

3. Append the URL to read http://sites.cdnis.edu.hk/students/your_student_number, where your student number is in the form of six digits e.g. 012345 (you can find your student number on your library card)

Home URL

Home URL Link

A final note, please bear in mind that your iFolio is a publicly accessible space, and ensure that the content you post and the language you use is appropriate.

Feel free to delete this post from your Dashboard once you have finished reading it!

Featured image used in this post by Nathan via Flickr Creative Commons

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Criterion D Graphic Novel Reflection

by Sam Kaiser on December 18, 2014

For our design cycle this year, we had to create panels based on a moment from the book “The Cellist of Sarajevo”.  I learned a lot in this unit, especially about Adobe Illustrator and how I can use that to create designs.  I might use Illustrator in the future to help create posters or brochures that I might need to make.  In this unit we talked about how visuals can aid a story and help convey the message clearer.  I agree with this because I know a lot of people, including myself, like to see how people envision their stories or even someone else’s stories, and it is very interesting in that way.  I faced some challenges in this unit, especially when learning how to use Adobe Illustrator.  I found it very difficult at first, but when I looked up tutorials and asked friends how to do certain things, I quickly learned how to use it better and create a good final product.  If I were to do this project again, I think that I would have liked to focus more on artistic skills, while still developing my technical skills.  I just felt that I could have done better in creating a more aesthetically pleasing product than the one I ended up with.

Here is a copy of my panels:

Sam_Kaiser_Carette_d3

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December Tests Reflection

December 15, 2014

Playing Test In Music, we just had our playing tests which composed of playing 5 major scales, 1 chromatic scale, and one other piece of music called ‘The Nutcracker’.  I felt pretty good about my major scales, because I hit every note well and I was in time for the entirety of the scale.  I […]

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Scale Recordings

December 14, 2014

Concert Ab Major Scale: Concert Cb Major Scale: Concert Db Major Scale: Concert Eb Major Scale: Concert Gb Major Scale: Concert Bb Chromatic Scale:

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Transposing Worksheet

November 13, 2014
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Design Day – Say it With Style

October 30, 2014

Today we had a design day to prepare us for the upcoming English design cycle project. Today we had two tasks: Vector and Raster Programs: We learned about vector and raster programs today using the Adobe Illustrator tool.  I had never used the tool before and I found it quite difficult at first, but I […]

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Terrific Techniques (Non-Naturalism)

October 28, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA6J-cCa9Io&feature=youtu.be This was a performance we did in Drama class, using non-naturalistic techniques.

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Russian Sailor’s Dance

October 16, 2014

Reflection: I found this song quite difficult, especially because of the tempo, the dynamics, and the DS al fine.  I know I have trouble with tempo in my playing, especially allegretto and allegro, because I don’t think I practice fingering transitions enough, especially from very high notes using the octave key, down to lower notes.  I […]

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Concert F and C Scales

October 16, 2014

Concert F For the Concert F scale, I noticed that some of my notes, particular the low c sharp which kind of messed me up at the end.  Sometimes I was a little bit unsure of my notes so that made me drag quite a bit. Concert C My Concert C scale wasn’t that bad, […]

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